This workshop will center around a videotape of my work. Discussion will focus around what I see, how I choose the moment of intervention, and the kinds of intervention I choose. Concepts will be related to the theory underlying my practice as a family therapist.
An exposition of the methods of obtaining from neurotic patients the information necessary for selection of techniques, description of the most common techniques, demonstration of relaxation training and assertive training.
A brief discussion of my experience with demonstration interviews. A "client" will be selected from among those who volunteer. A thirty-minute demonstration interview will be held, followed by interaction between the group, the client and me.
The unique assessment methods involving Modality Profiles, Structural Profiles, Tracking, and Second-Order Basic I.D. Charts will be addressed. The rationale for technique selection will be underscored. When and when not to use family therapy will be discussed.