Mental health experts are frequently called upon to work with parents and teachers. This workshop describes how most interventions are ineffective and will provide a brief procedure that works. The seven-step model will be discussed and videotaped examples will be provided.
A method will be presented for joining strategic assessment and intervention to create pattern disruption and elicit resources for change. Essentials of an Ericksonian method for tailoring approaches to habit control will be offered. Weight and smoking control will be emphasized.