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IC07 Short Course 15 - Dealing with Symptoms as Language: A Convergence of Therapeutic Methods - Robert Wubbolding, EdD

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Short Courses |  Therapeutic Relationship |  Therapist Development
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
Robert Wubbolding, EdD
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Dec 07, 2007
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The daunting task of leading clients from a disempowering sense of external control to an actualizing sense of inner control becomes doable by helping them reframe their behavior from actions to language, i.e. seeing actions as an attempt to send a message or a signal to the world around them. This practical idea will be illustrated in role-play demonstrations of the WDEP system: Wants (or behavior as language), (self) Evaluation, and (action) Planning.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list two ways for helping clients evaluate their efforts to communicate to the world around them.
  2. To list three direct or metaphorical questions useful for assisting clients in their self-evaluation.

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



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Robert Wubbolding is an internationally known teacher, author and practitioner of Reality Therapy, having taught Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia including thirteen countries. Dr. Wubbolding has become synonymous with a branch of psychotherapy called Reality Therapy. His books, presentations and courses served to advance this therapeutic application and brought him personal and professional distinction of international scope. His contributions to the theory and practice include the ideas of "Positive Symptoms," "The Cycle of Counseling," and "5 Levels of Commitment."