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:
September 20-21, London, ON


September 20, 2018


October 28, 2018, Calgary, AB


November 15, 2018, Louisville, KY


January 16, 2019, Calgary, AB

February 25 to March 2, 2019, Singapore


March 29, 2019, Aberdeen, UK



April 11, 2019, Calgary, AB


May 23-24, 2019, Denton, TX

June 11, 2019, Toronto, ON

June 12-15, 2019, Toronto, ON


July 17-21, 2019, Calgary, AB


August 29, 2019, Austin, TX


September 1, 2019, Austin, TX

High-Conflict Post-Separation Parenting: De-escalating Volatile Patterns and Building New DirectionsLondon-Middlesex High Conflict Forum


Looking back, looking forward: Serving families by enhancing resilience and connection. Keynote address at the annual general meeting of the London Family Court Clinic.


Couple and Family Therapy in Counselling Psychology: Competence and Context. Canadian Counselling Psychology Conference.


Advanced Interventions for Addressing Conflictual Co-Parenting (with William Northey). American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference.


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Alberta Health Services, South Health Campus


Family Therapy Workshop 2019: Steps Toward Therapeutic Mastery (with Karl Tomm). Khoo Teck Puat Hospital


Re-visioning the “Supervisory Working Alliance” and Cultural Issues in Supervision: Using the IPscope (with Monica Sesma & Ka Man Cheang), International Family Therapy Association 2019 World Congress


Parenting Capacity Assessment. Guest lecture for psychological assessment course, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.


New Ways for Families® (with Bill Eddy), High Conflict Institute


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Workshop for Dr Jay Children's Grief Centre.


Fundamentals of Family Therapy Supervision. Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Day 1   Day 2   Day 3   Day 4


Listening for Openings. Amplifying Change: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 5-day Intensive Workshop. Athabasca University Faculty Of Health Disciplines Continuing Education

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.