Valerie received the award for her research study, Assessing the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Microanalysis of Face-to-Face Dialogue.
The SFBTA Research Award provides funding for students and clinicians who wish to
study solution-based practices and aims to foster the growth of Solutions–Focused
Brief Therapy (SFTB) through research. Graduate and post-doctoral students, clinicians,
and junior faculty studying SFBT who have graduated within three years are eligible
to submit an application. The award provides up to $2,500 for any ongoing or proposed
studies surrounding SFTB.