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(Very) Brief Therapy

Many environments don't lend themselves to long-term therapy. Whether you work in a community agency, school, or other fast-paced setting where the frequency or length of sessions is limited, it is still possible to help clients maximize their lives. Learn how to harness a workability and acceptance based model to promote real change in as little as ONE session. This training will teach you how to work with individuals in a brief context, from a single session to four (and beyond). Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior background or experience is required. The style of this workshop is approximately 60% experiential learning, 40% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Conduct a functional analysis during first contact with clients
  • Facilitate acceptance and mindfulness based brief interventions 
  • Describe history & benefits of brief therapy
  • Develop session protocol and plans for one through four sessions (and beyond)


Date: Workshop will be held on Saturday June 17th, from 10:00AM - 5:30PM.

Location: 8105 Rasor Blvd. Plano, Texas 75024 - Conference Room #2


  • Attendance is $100 if registered before June 5th and $145 if registered June 5th or later.

  • Special Bring-A-Friend Pricing: Pay for two seats to the training at a lower cost. $180 if registered before June 5th, and $270 if registered June 5th or later.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Cancellations received prior to June 10th will be given a full refund. No refunds will be given after June 10th, 2017.

Continuing Education: 6.5 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

Seating is limited for this workshop so schedule well in advance. 

Workshop Schedule:

10:00am-10:15am - Sign in & Introduction

10:15am-10:45am - History & Evidence Base for Brief Therapies

10:45am-11:15am - A New Approach to Brief Therapy

Short Break

11:30am-12:00pm - What Gets Us Stuck and How To Promote Change

12:00pm-1:00pm - Establishing The Framework for Brief Therapy

1:00pm-2:00pm - Break for Lunch, on your own.

2:00pm-3:00pm - Conducting The Brief Session & Experiential Practice

3:00pm-3:30pm - Setting Metaphors and Targets for Common Client Concerns

3:30pm-4:00pm - Furthering the Therapy Using Mindfulness & Acceptance Skills & Session Planning for Multiple Sessions & Experiential Practice

4:00pm-5:00pm - Experiential Practice

5:00pm-5:30pm - Q&A and Sign Out

Registration Closed

Earlier Event: May 5
ACT Matrix Workshop