Dr. Jeff Chang 

     psychologist   professor  supervisor  speaker   consultant  author

Workshops and Speaking Engagements

I maintain an active schedule of workshop teaching 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
  • Writing for publication: Tips from a journal editor
  • Beyond self-care: Sustaining passion and mission as a therapist.

Workshop and Speaking Schedule


Recent and upcoming workshops and talks:
January 26, 2018, Edmonton. AB


March 7, 2018, Calgary, AB


March 13, 2018, Calgary, AB

May 10-13, 2018, Winnipeg, MB





June 20-23, 2018, Toronto, ON

July 11-15, 2018, Calgary, AB


September 20-21, London, ON


November 15, 2018, Louisville, KY


Developing Your Personalized Approach to Clinical Supervision: The Contextual-Functional Meta-FrameworkPsychologists' Association of Alberta


Psychologist-Assisted Arbitration (with Jeffrey D. Wise, QC). Canadian Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution interest Group


Custody-Access 2018, Legal Education Society of Alberta.


Working with Families Experiencing High Conflict Divorce: Ethical Issues and Clinical Practices (full-day pre conference workshop: May 10, 2018).
High Conflict Divorce and Parenting: Critical Issues for Counsellor Supervision (concurrent session: May 13, 2018)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference.


Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision. Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


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


High-Conflict Post-Separation Parenting:  De-escalating Volatile Patterns and Building New Directions. London Family Court Clinic


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