His workshop will explore how generative psychotherapy can help clients activate the creative consciousness needed to live their lives in positive, fulfilling ways. This process requires the cultivation of self-leadership (and self-COACH) skills, such that a person’s performance self and observer self-work in a mutually respectful, harmonious pattern. The workshop presents some core methods of this approach, including somatic modeling, self-scaling, and engaging the creative unconscious. A demonstration and multiple case examples will illustrate how such methods can allow psychotherapy to be a deeply positive, effective conversation.
Dr. Glasser has moved away from the DSM-IV and the medical model. He does not believe that any of the mental illnesses diagnosed in the DSM-IV actually exist because none of them are associated with pathology in the brain. By using Choice Theory he has moved from the medical school model to the public health model to show how counselors can deliver mental health more effectively than psychiatrists are doing now and at a fraction of what we are now spending.