A Solution-Focused Approach to Using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
Track A
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
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Seminar participants will learn the essential components of Solution-Focused Therapy to highlight the clinical application of the CANS. This modality will support a focus on goal-oriented questioning to assist participants in moving into a future-oriented direction. Solution-Focused therapy has been successfully applied to a wide variety of challenges and presupposes that providers have the knowledge of what will improve their practice through the implementation of the CANS. Goal clarification is an important technique in Solution-Focused Therapy. A provider will need to envision a future without the challenge with which they presented and instead explore opportunity. With any presenting concern, the main technique in Solution-Focused Therapy is illuminating the exception. Participants will be guided to an area of their practice where there is an exception to the challenge. The exception is where things worked well, despite the challenge. Within the exception, an opportunity may be discovered that will enable providers to envision the CANS as a tool instead of a challenge.

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Brhe Zolber Tracey Sutton

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