SFBTA Board of Directors
Stephen Langer, SFBTA President
Stephen Langer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice and Director, Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center in Olympia, Washington, USA. He has used solution-focused approaches since the mid-1980's, and supervises, consults and teaches using a solution-focused model. He is also on the SFBTA research committee and serves as an elected city councilmember in his home town.
Neal Sheeley, SFBTA Vice President
Neal Sheeley is Director of Behavioral Medicine at CRMEF; a Family Medicine Residency program. He is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Previously, Neal taught in the MFT program at Iowa State University. He established a counseling agency serving families for over 26 years and was an active trainer/consultant through the National Resource Center at the University of Iowa. Neal is a founding member of SFBTA.
Monica Rotner, SFBTA Secretary
Monica Rotner currently resides in Boulder Colorado. She received her B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work and is an LCSW and CAC III. Monica has applied solution focused principles to working with adolescents in school based settings, and to management, supervision and leadership as the Director of Outpatient and Community Services at Mental Health partners and currently as the Division Manager for Community Justice Services. Her experience includes direct service, clinical supervision, solution focused training to therapists, non-therapists, Managers and Leaders.
Amanda Bushek, SFBTA Treasurer
Amanda Bushek, LPC, LAC, MAC resides near Boulder, Colorado. She works in direct service, supervision, team building, training, consulting, strategy, management, and leadership development. Amanda is known for her energy, zest for life, and dedication toward her work and family. She has successfully applied SF within the most difficult circumstances and sets a high standard for quality client care. Amanda demonstrates how incorporating the SF framework can efficiently improve outcomes and increase staff resiliency.
Teri Pichot, SFBTA Board Member
Teri Pichot is the author/coauthor of four books focusing on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and/or Animal Assisted Therapy with issues including substance abuse, mental illness, mandated clients, multi-problem families, trauma, and domestic violence. In addition, Pichot has published several articles on other applications of solution focused brief therapy including supervision, adolescents, and depression. Teri is the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and provides consultation and solution Focused training to agencies across the country.
Brenda Zalter-Minden, SFBTA Board Member
Brenda is the founder and principal of BZM Solutions-a consulting practice specializing in a solution focused approach. Brenda had the privilege of being trained by both Insoo and Steve. She has adapted their philosophy and has created FROG-Forever Recognizing Others’ Greatness ™ . The FROG’s creative and unique approach recognizes strengths, inspires change and empowers a continuous improvement culture for both management and staff. She has co-authored two books on the subject and is now enjoying retired life living one day at a time.
Victor Nelson, Conference Chair
Vic Nelson resides in Santa Fe with his wife, Thorana, and spreads his time between his part-time therapy practice, collaborative family law, church development work, hiking, fly fishing, time with his daughter and her partner and time with new friends.
Pamela King, Conference Coordinator
Pamela King is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker, and trainer in private practice in Logan, UT. Well versed in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, she has designed and implemented innovative solution-focused play therapy treatment programs with children and families. Pam is an international presenter and author of: Tools for Effective Therapy with Children and Families: A Solution-Focused Approach.
SFBTA Mailing Address: 1968 Hopi Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505