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BT10 Workshop 41 - Competency Based Brief Therapy - John Weakland and Richard Fisch at Work - Wendel Ray, PhD

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Wendel Ray, PhD
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Dec 12, 2010
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John Weakland and Richard Fisch’s MRI brief therapy is among the most influential models of practice in use today. Original writings and clinical recordings will be used to outline Weakland and Fisch’s contributions to interactional theory and therapy. MRI Brief Therapy conceptual framework and clinical techniques for competency based brief therapy will be demonstrated.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic problem formation/attempted solution framework and related concepts of Weakland and Fisch’s MRI brief therapy.
  2. Demonstrate a working understanding of therapeutic strategies for evoking change pioneered by Weakland and Fisch in the practice of effective brief therapy.
  3. Explain how to terminate treatment without termination. 

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



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Wendel A. Ray, Ph.D, is Hammond Endowed Professor of Education and Professor of Family System Theory in the Marriage & Therapy Program, at The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM). The former Director of the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, California, as well as a former member of the MRI Brief Therapy Center, and the MRI Strategic Family Therapy Project, Dr. Ray continues to serve as an MRI Senior Research Fellow.