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Friday, April 08, 2016

FGCU Offering Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation!


April 6, 2016                      

For information contact: Paul Thornton at (239) 425-3274

FGCU’s Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs Presents Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation

FORT MYERS, Fla.  The Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) presents Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation (SFBC), a workshop targeted principally at school counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, human services professionals and educatorsSFBC uses a systematic, five-step approach in which clients, students and parents focus on solutions rather than problems.
     Each workshop meets on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and costs $99 for both workshops:
  • May 7 and June 4 at FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples
  • May 14 and June 11 at The Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort Myers
  • May 28 and June 25 at FGCU Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda

     Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation is instructed by Dr. Russell A. Sabella, professor of counseling in the College of Health Professions and Social Work at FGCU, and president of Sabella & Associates. Dr. Sabella has authored numerous articles published in journals, magazines and newsletters; and has co-authored two books, “Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens,” (Educational Media; 1995) and “Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice” (American Counseling Association; 2004). He has been practicing and training thousands of professionals in Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation for nearly 20 years.

Six contact hours provided for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling. For further information, contact Paul Thornton at (239) 425-3274 or

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