Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center
Olympia, Washington

Stephen Langer, Ph.D., director of Northwest Brief Therapy Training Center and a clinical psychologist, has worked in a wide variety of settings as a clinician and consults for several agencies. He has been trained extensively in the solution-focused model, and has partnered in training with Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee.

For over 20 years, Dr. Langer has been using the solution-focused approach. One of his therapy sessions was used as a chapter in Working With the Problem Drinker: A Solution-focused Approach by Berg and Miller (Norton, 1992).

Both novice and advanced brief therapists, nationally and internationally, attend Dr. Langer's workshops for their clarity, usefulness and energy. He uses handouts, videotaped case examples, role-playing and group exercises to make solution-focused methods real to participants. Several colleagues join Dr. Langer in larger workshops and together they blend their expertise to provide a dynamic training experience.

Therapists who have consulted with or been supervised by Dr. Langer have found new and practical ways to think about therapy issues and be effective in their work. He is committed to teaching powerful, immediately applicable tools that can be used by therapists in their everyday work and can be integrated into their own styles.

In his private practice in Olympia, Washington Dr. Langer is known for taking on difficult and “impossible” cases.

In his private life, Dr. Langer is well-known for his conservation, preservation, and community service activities.

Below are links to segments of Dr. Langer's Vita.

Clinical Experience
Current Certificates
Current Licensure
Professional Memberships
Teaching Experience

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