Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
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W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D. 
Family Institute of Berkeley 
(510) 686-3559 

One Way Mirror Training in Problem Solving Brief Therapy: How to Get Results From the Start

Learn how to think interactionally with the problem solving brief therapy model. This will be a hands on opportunity to see the principles of change from a problem solving systems  lens. This model is founded with the ethical premise that the client is the one who makes the change. Our job is to clearly identify problems and work to empower the client to implement change in a sustainable way. While many people claim to be using family system theory- we operate with the systems principal as the emphasis of our care. 

Join us as we illuminate the ways that intentional change occurs from the very first interaction we have with our clients. Communication is everything- come and see how. 

Karin Schlanger, LMFT, was the Director of the Brief Therapy Center in MRI since 2008 until the sale of the building in 2019. She continues to be the director of the BTC currently. She has worked as a psychologist, supervisor in the Brief Therapy Model and professor at several universities internationally.

She studied Psychology in the Universidad of Buenos Aires – Argentina and graduated in 1982. She arrived at the MRI in 1983 having heard of the work of John Weakland, Dick Fisch and Paul Wazlawick and worked with them until the end of their days. In 1990, she opened the Centro Latino de Terapia Breve to do research on how this pure American model of Problem solving can be applied in other cultures. This project continues today, working with low income Spanish-speaking families, who are at the worse end of society’s inequality.

In 2012, she founded a NGO, Room to Talk, to offer psychological services to students, families and school staff at the school. She was the Executive Director.

She has been a professor in several local Universities — University of San Francisco, Stanford University, School of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Notre Dame de Namur, and other Universities of Spain — Valencia International University, Universidad de Abat Oliva, Institute Systemic de Barcelona. She is a supervisor in the Hospital of San Pau, in Barcelona.
Karin is the author of a book that has been translated to 5 languages, and the author of many articles and chapters of lots of books throughout the years. Also, in 2012, she has started the Grupo Palo Alto Internacional, which was officially launched in Mexico, January – 2016. Currently, Karin trains and supervises therapists internationally as well as locally through county mental health programming.

Esther Krohner, LMFT, is a licensed therapist providing counseling, trainingand consultation throughout the United States and internationally.  Shereceived her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Wayne State University in 2009.  She received a Master of Science degree in EducationalPsychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University-East Bay in 2014.  She undertook additional postgraduate studies in Brief Therapy at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California from 2013 to
2020. Esther has been working alongside with Karin Schlanger for 11 years. She has also trained as a Yoga instructor in 2009 (200) and 2014 ( 500) and applies these skills to her current activities.  Esther has conducted researchon the intersection between yoga and brief therapy for children and teens.

She has contributed to published texts on creative therapy approaches. Esther has been teaching internationally and in community mental health settings, continually investing in systemic change, by empowering clinicians to broaden their view on how to create systemic change.

Esther has worked in a variety of settings including home based care, community mental health centers, Intensive outpatient care and school based counseling. Esther believes people are best served when they are viewed as a whole, with contextually relevant assessments/interviews and counseling that are tailored to their needs.  Esther brings pragmatic tools, a systems lens and hope to some of life’s most difficult problems.

Session Dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

Time: 5pm - 7pm Pacific Time

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (IAP) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. 

• LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

•For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance or about CE, contact IAP at info@sfiap.com