The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast contains the fundamental ingredients of a relationship. This presentation introduces the "uses of enchantment" in brief marital therapy through a discussion of this ancient story. It also examines two developmental models that illustrate that journey. Awareness of archetypal forces in "couplemaking" facilitate concise, precise and to-the-point clinical interventions.
Five areas that define Adlerian Brief Therapy (ABT) are addressed within a relationshipintervention focusing continuum. Depending on emphases along the continuum, the process of therapy can look quite different even within the Adlerian model. Two approaches to ABT are delineated and demonstrated in this session: one emphasizing relational qualities and integration of Adlerian teleology with awareness, contact and experience; the other organizing the session around strategies for change.