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Core Competencies in the Solution-focused and Strategic Therapies: Becoming a Highly Competent Solution-focused and Strategic Therapist

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This landmark book addresses all of the core and clinical competencies in the solution-focused and strategic therapies, including learning and applying a conceptual map, developing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance, and intervention planning. With the patience of an experienced teacher and knowledge of a master therapist, Dr. Quick shows how to move from minimal competency to higher levels of proficiency. She teaches therapists how to tailor treatment to their clients’ unique strengths and proficiencies, discover and amplify what works, and change what doesn’t. The lessons learned in this book will allow readers to continue to advance their competency skills long after they have put it down.

This course is based on the book, Core Competencies in the Solution-focused and Strategic Therapies: Becoming a Highly Competent Solution-focused and Strategic Therapist created by Ellen Quick, Ph.D.

Publication Date:

2012, First Edition

Course Material Author

Ellen Quick, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellen Quick is a clinical psychologist who specializes in brief psychotherapy. She practices at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She has written and taught about the integration of solution-focused and strategic therapy, with an emphasis on "doing what works" on multiple levels: in the client's life, in the therapist's work, and as a philosophy shared with the client.

Ellen Quick, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, addiction counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about solution-focused and strategic therapies. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the background, methods, and attitudes of the solution-focused and strategic therapies.
  2. Utilize the principles of "doing what works and changing what doesn't" in clinical practice.
  3. Name three things therapists can do to move to a higher level of competence.

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Course Number 101916
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