Therapy is, inherently, a means of influencing a client, mostly verbally. This workshop will illustrate guidelines for making language more precise and effective in order to enhance the therapist's and client's goal of the therapy. Guidelines will be explained didactically, in a composite videotape of a clinical case and in dialogue with participants.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
RICHARD FISCH, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice; consultant to the San Mateo County Juvenile Probation Department and Director of the Brief Therapy Center at the Mental Research Institute. Dr. Fisch has co-authored Change - Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution and The Tactics of Change - Doing Therapy Briefly. He is recipient of awards for family therapy from AFTA and AAMFT.