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BT08 Short Course 04 - The Way Out of the Cave: Using Language to Generate Solutions in Brief Therapy - Marilyn Wedge, PhD

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Short Courses |  Brief Therapy |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Communication |  Metaphors
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Marilyn Wedge
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2008
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The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato's story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. This workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how to interpret child and adolescent problems as behavioral metaphors.
  2. To describe the use of the strategically worked opening question that opens up a child or adolescent's problem to brief, effective resolution.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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