The number of those who are struggling with infertility in the United States is 7.3 million and growing. If you have not yet encountered this in your practice, you are likely to sooner or later. Working effectively with this highly stressed population requires awareness of the unique profile of patients suffering with the unmet longing for a baby. This workshop will be an opportunity for you to gather the understanding you need in order to attune yourself to the challenges these men, women and couples face and to learn brief therapy, mind/body interventions that will make a difference
This workshop provides a framework for assessing clients along two important dimensions that impact therapeutic outcome: motivation and sense of agency (one’s perception of their ability to create change in their own lives). This assessment fosters interventions that enhance the capacity for strategic interventions to be truly brief and solution focused. The participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to observe and practice this approach.
The theme of nature/environment appears repeated in Erickson’s lectures, writings, and recollections of those who know him. This presentation will enhance our appreciation of the importance of nature in therapy and enhance our ability to impart the concept to patients. The author will share the techniques, conscious and unconscious, that he uses with patients. Attendees will do likewise.
Walk-in counseling services allow clients to attend a session of therapy without waiting for an appointment. Many are seen for only one session. Research consistently indicates that “one” is the modal number of sessions for all models of therapy and that single sessions are highly effective. This workshop describes therapy, research, strategies, and techniques for making single sessions, whether planned or not, as effective as possible. Emphasis will be on the application of these principles in a variety of walk-in services.