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Art of Psychotherapy with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig - Experiential Series Class 2 - Assertiveness

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Art of Psychotherapy - Experiential Series
Art of Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 Hours 25 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 24, 2020
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Our demonstration subject for Class 2 is a psychiatrist who would like to become a better leader, specifically by becoming more assertive when creating treatment plans. Dr. Zeig outlines three core elements contributing to the perceived lack of assertiveness - feeling composed, being appeasing, and being conflict avoidant. Dr. Zeig demonstrates the power of improvisational acting and jumps into action, guiding the subject towards his goal by using age regression, as well as signifying gestures and physical posturing to alter the subject’s mental state. We follow up with this client in Class 3 where our subject revealed he felt much more free, not only as a therapist but also in his personal life.




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Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.