Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Level 2 Training



Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Level 2 Training

Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, 2025

9:00am to 3:30pm ET both days


Presenter: Joel Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

NASW-NYS Members: $180

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $300

Non-Members: $360

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

Note: course is limited to 30 participants. Registration is currently open and is first come first serve. Registration is recommended before Friday, April 18th, 2025

This workshop is approved for 12.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

NASW-NYS certificates will now be distributed through Gutenberg Certs. Please ensure that you register and/or join on Zoom with the name you would like to appear on your certificate.

Register Now


Workshop Description
This follow-up Solution-Focused Brief Therapy training is an extension  of the level 1 course. The level 1 course covered the foundations of the Solution Focused(SF) model and the 7 solution-focused interventions.  This training expands on these and provides more opportunities for practice, and discussion.  While the participants will help to design the the training together, the training will include a brief review of the fundamentals, a full session video with discussion, and a full session roleplay.  The second day is planned to give the particpants opportunities to practice.

It’s recommended that participants have either completed the basic course or its equivalent, have a good grasp of SF concepts, and are using the model in their own practice.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

•    Name the 7 tools of solution-building
•    Name the 3 basic rules of solution building
•    List the 5 elements of the “thinking break.”
•    Name the characteristics of a useful goal.
•    List the basic solution focused assumptions.
•    Name the 4 elements of E.A.R.S.
•    Through role-plays, participants will be able to demonstrative a facility using the 7 tools of solution-building.

This workshop is approved for 12.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

Return to the top




Joel Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD. Joel has been in clinical social work practice for over 40 years in a variety of both inpatient and outpatient settings.  He has been a solution-focused practitioner, trainer, presenter, and consultant since 1992.  Joel attended 3 advanced solution-focused trainings at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the home of solution-focused brief therapy.  He is a founding member of the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association and the recipient of the Steve de Shazer Memorial Award for “significant contributions to the field of solution-focused brief therapy over many years.”   Currently, Joel is in private practice, provides solution-focused training, supervision, and consultation.  Joel co-authored several articles on solution focus including two with Insoo Kim Berg, a co-developer of the model. Joel has authored and co-authored 4 books on solution-focused topics.  Please visit for further information.



Register Now




Return to the top


May 2nd, 2025 9:00 AM to May 3rd, 2025 3:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $180.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $300.00
Non-Member $360.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Joel Simon, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 12.0