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
  • 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
  • High-Conflict Divorce and Parenting: A School-Based Approach
  • Setting up for Success with High Conflict Parents
  • Family Therapy with High-Conflict Divorce
  • Helping Kids Survive Their Parents: Children and Adolescents in High-Conflict Divorces

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
  • Beyond self-care: Sustaining passion and mission as a therapist.

Clinical Supervision
  • The Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework for Clinical Supervision
  • The A-B-C (and D-E-F) of Evaluation in Clinical Supervision
  • Fundamentals of MFT Supervision: The Canadian Context (on contract with AAMFT)

Workshop and Speaking Schedule

Recent and upcoming workshops and talks:

February 28, 2020, Calgary, AB

July 25, 2020, Zoom

July 30, 2020, Zoom

August 7, 2020, Zoom

September 25, 2020, Zoom

September 29, 2020, Zoom

October 3, 2020, Zoom

October 8, 2020, Calgary, AB

November 14, 2020, online

May 13, 2021, online

June 5, 2021, online

June 7, 2021

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.

THE A-B-C's (and D-E-F's) of Evaluation in Clinical Supervision. Guest lecture in University of Calgary EDPS 731- Advanced Clinical Supervision in Applied Psychology

Competencies in Professional Supervision: An Overview. Webinar for the Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors

Setting up for Success with High-Conflict families. Staff development workshop for Wood's Homes.

Noticing Openings In Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Presentation at the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.

Therapy with Children and Families in High Conflict Divorce: Avoiding Pitfalls, Advancing Practice. Preconference workshop at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association conference


Ethics with Couples and Families: Complexity, Co-Mingling, and Combinations, Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists 

vignettes  Positions on Confidentiality Handout Text for child therapy

High-Conflict Divorcing Families. Guest lecture in Professional Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary