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BT18 Short Course 26 - Clinical Applications of Humor in Psychotherapy: A Seriously Credible Approach - Steven Sultanoff, PhD

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Short Courses |  Humor |  Psychotherapy |  Brief Therapy |  Relationships
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2018
Steven Sultanoff, Psychologist
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Original Program Date:
Dec 06, 2018
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Integrating therapeutic humor into psychotherapy is more than simply using humor with clients. This presentation will explore how and why integrating humor into clinical practice can be effective as well as assist clinicians to use humor with clinical awareness. Participants will learn a model of clinical humor that provides a foundation for the use of humor in psychotherapy and discover how humor (when purposely chosen as a clinical intervention) can be used as a relationship enhancing intervention, as well as a diagnostic and treatment tool.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the link between humor and feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and biochemistry.
  2. Express how to consciously and purposefully use humor to build the therapeutic relationship, treat, and diagnose.
  3. Identify the clinical benefit of humor with clients.

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