Creating Change: The Solution-Focused Approach

By Philip Mongan

Developed in collaboration with social worker Philip Mongan, this course focuses on the use of solution-focused treatment with clients. Participants learn how to employ this evidence-based practice to help clients create change through the resolution of specific problems.
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1.5 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Better understand the history and efficacy of solution-focused treatment
  • Identify the assumptions of solution-focused treatment
  • Identify exceptions to presenting problems
  • Use scaling questions to identify the severity of symptoms or problems
  • Develop assignments that can be used to assist in creating change
  • Assess the presenting problem and co-construct a goal for creating change focused on resolving that problem
  • Utilize all parts of solution-focused treatment to create a strategy of change for a client


You will earn 1.5 credits by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Philip Mongan, Ph.D., LCSW is an associate professor of social work and the graduate coordinator of the Master of Social Work Program at Radford University. He holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kentucky, an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and a B.S.W. from Bemidji State University. Dr. Mongan is the author of Creating Change in Social Work Practice: Four Essential Tools and Rampage School Shootings: Why They Occur and How to Prevent Them.