Event date: 1/19/2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Export event
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CSCSW January Salon - "Utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy Techniques in Cases Management"

Presented by Heather Kanapackis, LCSW

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is an evidence based practice that has been utilized in a broad range of settings including in therapy, schools, doctor’s offices, supervision, and beyond! Developed by Insoo Kim Burg and Steve de Shazer in the early 1980s at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center, this therapy model has since been widely researched and found to be effective with clients across the lifespan. In 2019, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline conducted a randomized control study in utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy techniques in care consultations which resulted in more collaborative goals and callers feeling more confident that the interaction would help them accomplish the change they are seeking. In this presentation you’ll learn about the theory and techniques behind these positive results and how to apply them to your own case management practice!   2 CEUs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between a problem focused approach and a solution focused approach to case management

  • Learn solution focused questions to incorporate into your assessment and how to tailor these to your practice

  • Learn about language that promotes collaboration and follow through from your client

About Heather
Heather Kanapackis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has extensive training in dementia, caregiving issues, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Being with the Alzheimer’s Association for over 7 years, Heather works on the quality assurance and training team, training incoming clinicians on the theory of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and how to utilize these skills with caregivers, professionals, and individuals with dementia. Additionally, Heather provides coaching and ongoing training to staff related to utilizing Solution Focused skills with crisis, safety, emotional clients, and more.

Who Can Attend this Event?
This event is free for active CSCSW. Non-members may attend for $45. **NASW members receive a $15 discount through their NASW membership (**please contact Chapter Executive Director, Leanne Rupp at lrupp.naswco@socialworkers.org to receive the discount code before registering. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc). Register through the Event Page on the CSCSW website.


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