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.
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato’s story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. The workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.
This workshop is a pragmatic look at how to gently, but quickly, understand how anxiety, depression and psychological trauma are created. Understanding the creation leads to co-creation to avenues of intervention. The emphasis is on non-medical, nonpathological understanding of problem creation. Case studies demonstrate the process from problem identification, conceptualizing leading to intervention and problem solving.
Prochaska’s six-stages of change model (i.e. Precontemplation, Contempation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, & Termination) serves as a framework for understanding how brief therapists can therapeutically employ clothing and appearance as framework for understanding how brief therapists can therapeutically employ clothing and appearance as a vehicle for more lasting client solutions. Drawing upon brief therapy cases using Ericksonian, MRI, and SFT approaches, the program illustrates how therapists can help clients make small changes in clothing and appearance to move through Prochaska’s stages of change. With John Littrell.
What is a modern definition or a contemporary conceptualization of caregiving and counseling? How are the events and trends of our world today shaping the nature and function of the helping professions? Presently, globalism, secularism, extremism, and radicalism constitute a major challenge to individuals, communities, and nations alike and to both the care-giver/therapist and the care receiver/client! Trans-national, trans-theoretical, and trans-cultural implications will be discussed.
Brief hypnotherapy is particularly suited for children and adolescents with psychosomatic disorders, because it exploits their natural abilities to fall into trance and uses a language of symbols and metaphors. It is based on the Ericksonian belief in the abilities of a child and is astonishing in its effectiveness. With Charlotte Wirl.
This brief therapy approach works with any therapeutic perspective to provide new tools for helping couples move beyond fighting. Utilizing resources couples naturally posses, this approach helps couples return to a state of being in love, and offer tools that can help them return there at will.