THE SFU TEAM
Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a Psychotherapist that practices in Arlington, Texas. He has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying the solution focused approach to help them move their lives from the current problems towards their desired futures. As well as being the Founder and President of The Solution Focused Universe…
Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a Psychotherapist that practices in Arlington, Texas. He has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying the solution focused approach to help them move their lives from the current problems towards their desired futures. As well as being the Founder and President of The Solution Focused Universe, he is recognized around the world speaking at national and international conferences and events throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, England, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Holland, Canada, and Asia training practitioners to apply solution focused questions and techniques in their work. He has authored or co-authored 4 books including “The Art of Solution Focused Therapy”, ‘Solution Building in Couples Therapy”, ‘The Solution Focused Marriage’, and ‘Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma’.
Chief Executive Officer
Anna Francis is a Solution Focused Brief Therapist in New Zealand, registered with the New Zealand Association of Counselors and has an online private practice working with both individuals and couples. Her therapy and business backgrounds have combined well in operating the backend of The Solution Focused Universe (The SFU) as well as facilitating events and training.
Dr Adam Froerer
Director of Research & Training
Adam Froerer, Ph.D., LMFT is the Director of Research and Training for the Solution Focused Universe (SFU). Adam previously worked for 11 years as a university professor, teaching and training students to be marriage and family therapists and clinical psychologists. After leaving academia, Adam shifted his focus to teaching and training professionals from around the world on how to study and master SFBT. Adam has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and is the first-editor of “Solution Focused Brief Therapy With Client’s Managing Trauma,” a book published by Oxford University Press.
Cecil Walker is a solution focused researcher and practitioner in Atlanta, GA and has a private practice in Atlanta where he sees teens, young adults, and families. He’s spent years working with Adam Froerer on microanalysis and other SFBT research projects. He’s presented research in the US, Canada, and Europe on SF topics and contributed to multiple publications on the approach including peer-reviewed articles and the book , ‘Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Clients Managing Trauma’.
He is also a trained musician with a degree in piano performance and has been teaching piano to students of all ages for 7 years.
I am a Dutch mother of two and grandmother of my dear Dutch/English granddaughter. My second love is definitely the solution focused approach. After a career as a physiotherapist and in management I came across the Signs of Safety concept, a solution focused revolutionary approach to child protection. I was blown away and started applying the underlying ideas immediately, together with my team.
Stacey Van Wart
I have been in the mental health field for the last 9 years. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families. I have had the opportunity to work with kids and youth of many ages. I love their willingness to dream and can see that anything is possible. I have a master’s in social work and have been learning about Solution Focused Brief Therapy for the last 7 years and still have so much to learn. I love being outside walking, hiking, biking, and swimming. I have three amazing teenage kids who keep me on my toes.