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Mary Goulding, MSW - Brief Therapy Redecision Model

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Redecision Therapy |  Brief Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Relationships
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Mary Goulding, MSW
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 1995
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Mary Goulding (1995) demonstrates with three volunteer clients. The first is disturbed because his mother did not spend much time with him during childhood. Next Dave is concerned about his distant relationship with his son. The third, Diane describes problems with her mother who is now a widow and overly critical. Goulding explains her work.

From conference EP95-CD14-DVD

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list three viable contracts for change by the patient.
  2. To describe the use of early child scenes in making changes in the present.

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Mary Goulding, MSW, is one of the leading exponents of Transactional Analysis. Along with her husband Robert Goulding, she developed an approach called Redecision therapy which synthesizes Transactional Analysis and Gestalt. Together they founded the Western Institute for Group and Family Therapy in Watsonville, California, and co-authored two professional books about their approach. There is also an edited volume about the Redecision model. Mary has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Transactional Analysis Association and is a Teaching Member of that organization. Her M.S.W. was granted in 1960 from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.