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  • Class 1 - Ethics in Action: Shades of Gray!
    November 15, 2017
    10:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Class 2 - Getting to the Point! Methods and Applications of Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy
    November 15, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


ethics in action - solution focus
Ethics in Action, Solution Focused Seminar!

November 15, 2017

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

810 1st Street NE, 3rd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20002 Symbol to indicate that the branch meets accessibility standards

(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)

This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.

ethics in action  

Class 1 – 10:15am – 1:15pm (3 CEUs)

Ethics in Action: Shades of Gray!

Different traditions offer varying opinions on therapist self-disclosure.  How can you determine whether a disclosure is appropriate in context, and adheres to the ethical treatment of a given client?  This experiential workshop will use the technique of “future projection” to explore real-life, garden-variety self-disclosures that therapists make to clients.  In a lab-like setting, participants will have the opportunity to enact and discuss the ramifications of self-disclosure.  In slowing down the process through action, “choice points” can be assessed, and different possibilities can be considered without negative consequences.  Discussion and processing will round out the experiential focus as peers benefit from each other’s wisdom and perspectives. (Trainer: Linda Bianchi, LICSW, LCSW, TEP, TAKE ACTION)



Class 2 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm (3 CEUs)

Getting to the Point! Methods and Applications of Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy

Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) principles have been applied to situations as diverse as, school settings, couples therapy, drug abuse, and suicide prevention programs. Unlike classical psychotherapists, SFBT practitioners don’t go looking at a client’s past to search for the root of the problem. Instead they ask a series of questions. They help their clients find out what is going right and build on those successes. The simple yet profound methods of SFBT have been shown to be effective in working with even highly dysfunctional clients and families.

This interactive training will familiarize you with the principles of SFBT and help you understand the implications of this highly effective therapy in working with their clients. (Trainer, Jeffrey Davidson, LCSW-C, LICSW, Director CE You!)



1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20020, United States



Situated  on well-manicured grounds in Southeast Washington, DC, the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)  offers free parking on well-lit grounds. There is additional street parking as well.


Traveling by bus, take the W2 or W3 and be dropped off right in front of THEARC. Bus 94 will let riders off at Savannah and 19th Street for a short walk down the hill to THEARC. Bus 32 will drop riders off on Southern Avenue, just 0.35 miles from THEARC.


Metro riders travel to the Southern Avenue Station on the Green Line and walk 0.35 miles to THEARC.

Refreshments (healthy and not-so healthy) served at all trainings.