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BT06 Workshop 35 - Making Changes Last - Jeffrey Kottler, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2006
Jeffrey Kottler, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2006
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Helping people to change is the easy part, relatively speaking; the really tough job is to make the changes last. Many people with chronic, intractable problems - those with addictions, personality disturbances, behavioral problems, unhealthy lifestyles - manage to make some progress and meet initial goals. Bet alas, the changes are not maintained. This is not only discouraging for clients but frustrating for clinicians.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list the causes and factors associated with temporary relapses and changes that do not endure over time.
  2. To describe three effective strategies for promoting lasting change in self and others.

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JEFFREY KOTTLER, PhD, is the author of 80 books including a dozen texts for counsellors and therapists that are used in universities around the world, and many classics for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: On Being a Therapist, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own, and more recently, The Assassin and the Therapist: An Exploration of Truth in Psychotherapy and in Life and Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment. Dr. Kottler has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru, Thailand, and Iceland, as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is currently Professor of Counselling in the Department at California State University, Fullerton. He has also co-founded Empower Nepali Girls ( which provides educational scholarships for lower caste girls at-risk in Nepal.