Strength-based therapy elicits people’s abilities, previous solutions, strengths and resources in bringing about change. Watch Bill O’Hanlon, cofounder of the solution-oriented approach, demonstrate this evocative approach to brief therapy.
A Strengths-Based Therapy approach provides practitioners with essential principles and practices for improving effectiveness and outcomes with adolescents and families. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to current research findings on effective practice and will learn key strategies to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and alliance, maximize client contributions to change, and respond efficiently to client progress. The strategies offered can be applied to a wide range of settings with a continuum of concerns.
This workshop is designed to examine certain assumptions of traditional psychotherapies and to provide the participant with a powerful exposure to strength-based treatment. At the conclusion of the session, participants will have gained knowledge and expertise about incongruency versus congruency as a core component of successful treatment outcomes and the therapeutic relationship. With Steven Kuester.
This workshop will provide a strengths-based approach for working effectively with at risk teens who hurt. The VCR Approach, a strengths-based model, for working with at risk youth will be discussed as a conceptual framework and clinical strategy. Special attention will be devoted to working with youth from marginalized backgrounds.
Patients bring to therapy unhappiness caused by personal, social, professional, and moral problems, and therapists need to face them with an approach based on utilizing the hidden strengths in each component of the person. This workshop will present the Identity Strength Focused approach, with its method, techniques and metaphors to empower patients in healing their wounds, following spiritual values, finding the strength coming from mind-body coherence, empathy with others, and engagement in their job.