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Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Clients Managing Trauma: Hope, Recovery and Gratitude

May 5 - May 6


This highly personal workshop will discuss the need to work and treat people and not to understand and unpack what happened. Elliott Connie wrote the first chapter in our book and the first word in our book is HOPE. Elliott will be discussing the essentials of hope and how doing hope is absolutely paramount to the Solution Focused approach. Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs will be elaborating on how important it is to focus on resilience and how therapists need to become resilientologists and not victimologists.

Adam Froerer will be discussing his extensive knowledge on how our Solution Focused language shapes reality and serves as an attention shifter for clients. Solution Focused Brief Therapy uses hope-catching language that creates a new version of the client and how they perceive the world.

Aims of the Workshop:

  • Identify the essential of hope
  • Recognize the value of resilience
  • Understand the 4 room process SFBT e.g. best hopes, resources, preferred future and positive summary room
  • Create a desired future with the client that is managing trauma
  • Empower clients to manage and thrive despite trauma
  • Become a resilientologist instead of a victimologist
  • Understand the power of vicarious resilience

 Outcomes of the Workshop:

On completion of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Do hope, ignite hope and celebrate hope
  • Understand the principles of 4 rooms of the Solution Focused Process
  • Re-brief resilience
  • Experience vicarious resilience


The Solution Focused Institute of South Africa
+27 (0)11 880 1199


Killarney Country Club
60 5th Street, Lower Houghton
Johannesburg, South Africa
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