Dr. Jeff Chang 

     psychologist   professor  supervisor  speaker   consultant  author

Workshops and Speaking Engagements

I maintain an active schedule of workshop teaching and guest lectures worldwide. I was an early adopter of the solution-focused and narrative approaches, and had the good fortune to train with the originators of these therapies in the 1980s and early 1990s. I have provided training in the solution-focused and narrative approaches since the early 1990s. I've presented at major conferences in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, receiving higher than average evaluations. I work to connect complex theoretical ideas, practice-oriented wisdom, and inspirational ideas about the mission, challenges, and rewards of being a human service practitioner.

I am available to teach workshops on a variety of topics.

Children, Youth, and Schools

  • Children's stories, children's solutions: Constructing therapeutic solutions with children and families
  • Collaborative therapy with adolescents and their families: Diffusing strife and forging cooperation
  • Mental wellness in schools: The InterSSCT approach to school-based programming
  • School-based services: Integrating a family systems approach


Family Therapy

  • Maintaining a working alliance with families: Basic skills for managing complexity
  • Basic family therapy: Patterns and pragmatics
  • Supporting families of children with disabilities: Including forgotten family members
  • Family-centered care in human services: Integrating a family systems approach
  • High-conflict divorce: De-escalating volatile patterns and building new directions

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Introductory workshop (1 or 2 days)
  • Four- to five-day intensive
  • Advanced topics and skill-training


Narrative Therapy

  • Introductory workshop (1 or 2 days)
  • Four- to five-day intensive
  • Advanced topics and skill-training

Professional Development
  • Developing your personalized approach to clinical supervision: The Contextual Functional Approach
  • Beyond self-care: Sustaining passion and mission as a therapist.

Workshop and Speaking Schedule


Recent and upcoming workshops and talks:
August 29, 2019, Austin, TX


September 1, 2019, Austin, TX


January 17, 2020, Calgary, AB

February 28, 2020, Calgary, AB

July 25, 2020, Zoom



July 30, 2020, Zoom


August 7, 2020, Zoom


September 25, 2020, Vancouver, BC

High Conflict Divorce and Parenting: Effective and Ethical Practice. Full day preconference institute at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Services to Divorcing Families: Diversifying Your Practice. Workshop at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


WIPs, HIPs, and PIPs (not a band): Behavior in Context. Professional development session at Third Academy.


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Staff development workshop for The Mustard Seed.


Competence in Clinical Supervision: A Brief Introduction. Professional development session sponsored by Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Academy for Solution-Focused Practice and Research, and Clinical Psychologists --Kerala Collective.


Clinical Supervision Roundtable. Sponsored by Canadian Psychological Association Section on Counselling Psychology.


High Conflict Divorce and Parenting: A School-Based Response. Oxford Symposium on School-Based Family Counselling


Solution-focused Brief Therapy. Workshop for the British Columbia Psychological Association.