Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 

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Heard about solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and wondering what it really is? Have you heard about SFBT and think it could never work with some of the more challenging diagnoses and conditions, such as schizophrenia, chronic addiction, and trauma? This is the webinar for you. This training offers an overview of what evidence-based SFBT is, how and why it works, and provides concrete tools you can begin using immediately. This class is taught by international trainer, consultant, and author, Teri Pichot. Pichot studied under Insoo Kim Berg and has developed and implemented programs that used solution-focused brief therapy with some of the most challenging populations including addiction, domestic violence, and chronic mental illness.


Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC, has over 30 years of experience working with the most challenging clients, including those who struggle with substance misuse, chronic mental illness, and domestic violence. She studied solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) under Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, and their way of working continues to have a strong influence in her professional life. She was the program manager of a co-occurring substance use disorder treatment center for 15 years and was instrumental in shifting the treatment approach from a traditional problem-focused model to one based upon solution-focused tenets. Pichot is the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and she provides inspiring and educational trainings to professionals around the world on how to use this evidenced-based approach with the most difficult clientele.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the difference between problem-solving and solution-building in two ways.
  • Participants will be able to summarize what the research tells us about what causes change for clients in at least three instances. 
  • Participants will be able to identify three SFBT skills that they can immediately begin using with clients.
Content Level


  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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