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Saturday, November 20th, 2010 ~ Main conference

The following codes indicate workshop tracks and apply to all Workshop Sessions although participants should feel free to attend any workshop:

7:00-7:45 a.m. Yoga Lite    with Mark Mitchell
(Room: Sally Borden Building Gym)
[See Friday, November 19.]
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Kinnear Centre Main floor entrance)
Breakfast- Vistas Dining Room
(as part of conference fees)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Workshop Session 4
Creating Possibilities Through Intentional Conversation: Michael Coffman and Jonathan Cline
(Room # KC 203)
This workshop will draw attention to the salient elements of meaningful therapeutic conversation. Presented in this workshop is an expansion of co-creating conversational frames and how to identify client conversation to intentionally dialogue down different pathways to elicit desired change with the client.
Giving Your Attitude a Nip and Tuck: Helping Teams Stay Positive in the Midst of Uncertainty and Ambiguity: Brenda Zalter-Minden
(Room # KC 205)
This experiential workshop will take participants through a process of re-connecting with their strengths and reconfirming strategies for staying positive in the midst of ambiguity. It is a fun solution-focused exercise that could be used in any work environment and repeated with various teams.
Integrating Solution-focused Techniques Into Trauma-informed Care: Denise Krause, Susan Green, and Jesslyn Muto (Room # KC 303)
Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Trauma-informed Care (SFBT-TIC) offers an innovative approach to treatment. This workshop demonstrates how assuming a collaborative stance, viewing the client as expert, and employing solution focused techniques are used in work with trauma survivors to honor past pain and look towards future possibilities.
The Verb Blurb: Nick Todd (Room # KC 301)
This presentation will review ways in which we can use the grammar of verbs within a brief therapy framework to help clients shift from the object position of feeling acted upon to the subject position of taking effective action with respect to the difficulties they are experiencing.
When the Client Doesn't Follow the Script: Joel Simon (Room # KC 305)
An exercise in responding usefully to the unexpected.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break/Refreshments
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon Workshop Session 5
Solution-focused Trauma Treatment With War Refugees: Stephen Langer (Room: # KC 305)
This workshop will present the protocol for solution-focused trauma treatment study of Serbian war refugees who carry a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. A solution-focused conceptualization of trauma treatment and its differentiation from other approaches will be included.
The Consultation Style of Insoo Kim Berg, MSSW: Frank Thomas (Room # KC 203)
This session will focus on recurring themes and techniques utilized by Insoo in consultation and supervision contexts as found in SFBTA Archive video recordings. Insoo’s personal approach and methods will be compared to solution-focused supervision and consultation literature. Audience discussion will be highly encouraged.
Effectiveness of Treating Individuals With Severe Mental Illness Using Solution-focused Practices Within a Community Mental Health Agency: Ross Kremsdorf (Room # KC 205)
This workshop addresses how solution-focused principles operationalize “Recovery Principles”; reports outcome results after long-term clients were transferred from medical model programs to a solution-focused treatment team, and discuss how the solution-focused approach offers an effective model for “transformative” practices within a mental health agency.
Breaking Barriers: New Options for Treatment in Intimate Partner Violence: Erin Musick-Neily, Dave Shirley, and John Thompson (Room # KC 303)
This workshop will introduce participants to the treatment program entitled Accountability for Change, a program for mandated participants who have been charged with a domestic violence related offense. Several components of SFBT are utilized in this program and these elements will be highlighted in this interactive and informative workshop.
Solution-focused Schools: Doug Anderson
(Room # KC 301)
Participants will learn school-wide applications of solution-focused brief therapy. Specific and effective strategies will be taught including case examples for school applications that include teacher and parent consultation, meetings, functional behavior assessments, behaviour management, and discipline. Basic tenets and research support for solution-focused approaches in the schools will be reviewed.
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Vistas Dining Room
(as part of conference fees)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Closing Plenary: – A Conversation about Refining the Art:
Chloe Cole, Tara Perry, Peter de Jong, Lance Taylor
(Room # KC 203)
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break/Refreshments
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Plenary: Continued)