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Digital Seminar

Playful Approaches with Kids and Teens: A Crash Course in the Kids’ Skills Method

If you’ve been under the impression that therapy with children and teenagers always needs to be serious business, be prepared to change your mind. In this workshop, we’ll explore Kids’ Skills, a systemic approach that offers a solution-focused, fun way of helping children and teens who suffer from behavioral problems, anxieties, and other psychosocial issues.

The key is the provocative notion that children don’t have any problems—they have incipient skills they need to improve with the support of those around them.


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Ben Furman, M.D.
3 Hours 38 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 24, 2018
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.75 hours CPD.



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In 1985 Ben and Tapani founded their company Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute (Lyhytterapiainstituutti) where Ben works as a trainer of solution-focused therapy, coaching and organizational development. Ben has been also an active media personality. He used to host his own TV-program (200 episodes) and has also run his own call-in radio program, both on Finnish National Broadcasting Company YLE.

Ben has written some twenty books many of which have been translated to a number of foreign languages. He is renowned internationally as a trainer of solution-focused psychology and an active innovator of solution-focused methods and tools such as Kids’ Skills and Steps of Responsibility for helping children overcome problems and ReteamingTwin-Star and Cooperation for teaching solution-focused psychology for leaders and staff of and organizations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ben Furman is founder of Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute.

Non-financial: Ben Furman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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  1. Discover how to instill hope in young clients, even when they don’t feel any
  2. Discover how to establish collaboration between kids and important people in their lives, even when everyone seems disconnected
  3. Discover how to generate a playful, creative mood, even when everyone seems gloomy
  4. Discover how to facilitate client-based solutions, even when the clients are focused on how insurmountable their problems seem to be


The Background of the Kids’skills Method

The Origins of the Kids’Skills Method

The History of the Development of the Approach

The Practical Use of the Kids’Skills Method

The Fifteen Steps of the Kids’Skills Method

Creative Use of the Steps

The New Applications of the Kids’Skills Method

How to Work with School Classes Using the Kids’Skills Method

How to Work with Families Using the Kids’Skills Method

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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