Center for Solution-Focused Training  

  

JOEL'S RESUME

 

 

 

 

Highlights

 

38+years of clinical experience working with a diversity of  people

25+ years of supervisory experience

25 years of experience as a therapist and trainer in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

A founder of the Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA)

2014 recipient of the Steve de Shazer award for contributions to SFBT by the SFBTA.

Training and certified in (Milton) Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy  

Completed 3 Advanced trainings in Solution-Focused Brief  Therapy with the co- developers, Insoo Kim Berg and  Steve

     de Shazer at the Brief Family Therapy  Center in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Licensed Certified Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work, member of the Academy of Certified

     Social Workers.

 

Education

 

Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y.

B.A. Major Philosophy

Departmental Honors

 

Yeshiva University

Wurzweiler School of Social Work

M.S.W., Concentration in Group Work.

 

Post-Graduate Training

 

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Seminar Program: 1979-1986

 

Consultation Center

Transactional Analytic Training: 1980-1986

 

New York Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis

Advanced Training: 1991-1992.

 

Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Advanced Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: 1994, 1997, 1999

 

Professional Experience

 

Present: 

SFBT trainer, consultant, supervisor: Center for Solution-Focused Training

Consultant: San Miguel Academy, Newburgh, NY

 

5/05 - 9/08:   Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties

Director of Social Work and Support Services   

  

2001-2005: Arden Hill Hospital Behavioral Health Center Therapist

 

9/04-4/05: Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center. Intensive Day Treatment Program.

Therapist

 

2000-2004: Orange County Department of Mental Health

Mental Health Assessment Team

 

2000-2003:

Center for Solutions

Vice-President, President

 

1999-2000: Craig House Center

Treatment Coordinator  

 

1989-1999: Occupations, Inc.

Clinic Director

Director: Home Based Community Services Children's Waiver Program

Director: Institute for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Training.  

 

1988-1989: Occupations, Inc.

Intensive Case Manager  

 

1987-1988: Arden Hill Hospital Mental Health Unit

Team Social Worker

   

1981-1986: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Westchester Day Treatment Program

Director  

 

1979-1981: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Westchester Day Treatment Program

Therapist

  

Membership and Associations

 

National Association of Social Workers

Academy of Certified Social Workers

Board Certified Diplomate of Clinical Social Work  

Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Founders' Group

Conference Chair:  2009 SFBTA Conference in Albany, NY.

Program Committee: 2003, 2004, 2006 SFBTA Conferences.

Program Chair, 2005 SFBTA Conference.

 

Publications

 

Co-Author: Solution-Focused Therapy in a Community Mental Health Clinic: Brief by Choice.  (1996).

 

Co-Author: A Tap on the Shoulder-Constructing Compliments in Solution Focused Therapy. (1999).

 

Co-Author (with Insoo Kim Berg): Solution-Focused Therapy with Long Term Problems. (1999)

 

Co-Author: Results of Last Session Interviews in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Listening to Clients.  "Journal of Family Therapy".   

 

Co-Author (with Insoo Kim Berg): Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with AdolescentsComprehensive Handbook of  Psychotherapy. Volume III.  Wiley and Sons, 2002.

 

Work featured in Tales of Solutions by Insoo Kim Berg and Yvonne Dolan (W.W. Norton 2001)

 

Three Case Studies in Education and Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (Haworth Press, 2005). 

 

Co-author with Dr. Thorana Nelson: SFB practice with long term users of mental health systems: "I'm more than my label." 

Available through Taylor & Francis Publishers


Author of Solution Focused Practice in End-Of-Life and Grief Counseling

Available through Springer Publications.

Co-author with Dr. Robert Blundo: Solution-Focused Case Management.

Abailable through Springer Publications


Presentations

 

1997: Elmcrest Hospital, Middletown, Conn.

Title of Presentation: Solution-Focus Group Therapy


1998: "Psychotherapy in the Era of Managed Care."

Albany, NY

Title of Presentation: Use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in a Community Mental Health Clinic: Brief by Choice.

  

1999: New York State Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA)

Title of Presentation: Building Solutions with Consumers: An Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.  

 

1999: Introductory Training: The Solution-Focused Approach. New York State Healthy Families of America. Schenectady, Ithaca, New York City regions.  

 

2000, 2002: Parsons Family Institute.  

Albany, NY

Title of Presentation: Building Solutions with Families of Young Children. 

 

2002: Co-presenter at the European Brief Therapy Association conference in Cardiff, Wales.  Title of presentation:  Doing Solution-Focus in Problem Saturated Environments.

 

2003: Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Loma Linda, California

Title of presentation: Solution Focus Therapy with Long Term Problems.

 

2004: Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Park City, Utah

Title of Presentations:

Solution Focus 101

Back to the Basics, The Miracle Question

Back to the Basics, Scaling

 

2005: Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Solution Focus 101

Constructing Between Session Suggestions

Making Meaning of Numbers: Scaling

 

2006: Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Denver, Colorado

Presentations:

Solution Focus 101

Keeping it Brief

Scaling

 

2007: New York State Chapter of NASW

Albany, NY

Title of Presentation:  Application of Solution-Focus to Bereavement Counseling.

 

2007:  Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Toronto, Canada

Presentations:

Solution Focus 101

Solution Focused Bereavement


June 2008:  Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS)

Saratoga Springs, NY

Title of Presentation:  Application of Solution-Focus to Bereavement Counseling.


September 2008: Middletown, NY Schools

3-day Solution Focused Training for district social workers and psychologists.


November 2008:  Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Austin, TX

Presentation:  What to do When The Client Doesn't Follow the Script


August 2009: Texas Network of Youth Services

Austin, TX

Full-day pre-conference workshop: Advancing Solution-Focused Practice


November 2009:  Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Albany, NY

Presentation:  Taking the Break

Conference Chair


2009 - 2010: Professional Education Services, Inc. (PESI)

Solution-Focused Intervention: 7 Tools that Keep Therapy Brief & Effective

1-day seminars in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Maine and Wisconsin. 


September 2010: Joint EBTA/SFBTA Conference

Malmo, Sweden

Presentation: Application of Solution-Focus to Bereavement Counseling


September 2010: John's Hopkins University

Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Practice

Full-day presentaiton to professional university counseling staff


October 2010: University of Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics

Iintroduction to Solution-Focused Brief Practice

Full-day presentaiton to professional clinical staff


November 2010:  Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Banff,Canada

Presentation: When the Client Doesn't Follow the Script


November 2011: Solution Focus Brief Therapy Association Conference

Bakersfield, CA

Introduction to Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (SF 101)

Co-presenter: Microanalysis of Opportunties 

Co-presenter: Using Microanalysis (2-day post-conference training)


2012: Conference on Clinical Supervision

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Presentation:  Using Microanalysis of Communications as a Tool in Supervision


1999-Present: Trainer of the Solution-Focused Brief Approach

August 2011- October 2012
New York Foundling Rapid Response Team
3-day intensive basic training, and consultation follow-up.

November 2012: SFBTA Conference
Minneapolis, MN
Full-day, pre-conference workshop: Introduction to Solution-Focus Brief Therapy (Solution-Focus 101)
Presentation: Using Microanalysis of Communication as a Tool in Supervision

November 2013: SFBTA Conference
Toronto, CA
Presentation: Opportunities: A Way of Organizing the Solution Focused Interview

October 2014: American Association of Marital and Family Therapists Anuual Conference
Milwaukee, WI
Application of Solution Focus to Grief Counseling

November 2014: SFBTA Conference
Santa Fe, NM
Solution Focus 101: Full Day Introduction to SFBT
Integrating Other Theories and Models with Solution Focus: A Discussion

October 2015: 2-Day Basic Solution Focus Brief Therapy Training
Hudson Valley Solution Focus Network
Albany, NY

November 2015: SFBTA Conference
Wilmington, NC
Solution Focus 101: Full Day Introduction to SFBT
When the Client Doesn't Follow the Script

November 2015: 1-Day Introduction to SFBT
Androscoggin Homecare and Hospice
Auburn, ME


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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