SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM for Classroom Seminars

Greetings from the Dean


The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work is pleased to announce a certificate program in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy   The program began in January 2007 and is offered through the school’s Professional Development Program.  It is a 60 hour module designed to teach solution-focused skills at a specialist level.  You will learn the skills to conduct interviews that elicit clients’ strengths and resources used to help find solutions to a wide range of problems.  This certification program is for professionals in the human service field such as social work, psychology, nursing, and medicine.  For further information contact Joanne Fein at 817-272-3921.

Scott D. Ryan, MSW, MBA, PhD
Professor and Dean

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


Individual seminars in the 60 hours are open for anyone to attend and receive continuing education credit to apply toward CEU licensing renewal requirements. A CEU certificate will be issued at the conclusion of each seminar.

The 60 hours for certification in Solution-Focused Therapy consist of three required seminars, 18 hours (see seminar descriptions) and 7 electives, 42 hours, of your choice. All of which must be completed within two years from the date of the first seminar you attend. You must be a master level graduate to qualify for the Certificate Program.

Upon completion of the 60 hours you will receive your certification in Solution-Focused Therapy from the School of Social Work.

Seminar sequence  (Note: the certificate program is now calculated by hours)


Following is the sequence of seminars/hours that must be taken:

Reguired Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Basic Skills (6 hours)
  Electives of your choice (18 hours)

Reguired Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Skills Practicum I (6 hours)
  Electives of your choice (24 hours)

Reguired Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Skills Practicum II (6 hours)