New: An Integrative Approach To Short-Term Therapy

Each person is a unique individual. Hence, psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of the individuals needs (Milton H. Erickson). In this workshop we will address the essentials of short-term therapeutic practice from an integrative perspective, which brings together the concepts of cognitive behaviour, psychodynamic and psychosynthesis models. The latest neuroscientific discoveries and the cutting-edge science of interpersonal neurobiology will be introduced and how this knowledge can inform and enhance therapeutic work. Through lecture, discussion, case examples and practicums, participants will learn therapeutic skills to work confidently with a range of clients and issues in a short-term context. Suitable for students in counselling/psychotherapy, practising counsellors and psychotherapists looking for new skills and ideas.

Who is this course for

The workshop is intended for students in counselling/psychotherapy, practising counsellors and psychotherapists looking for new skills and ideas.

What does this course cover

- The difference in aims between long-term and short-term therapy
- Overview of the cognitive-behaviour, psychodynamic and psychosynthesis model - the key concepts and techniques
- Theory of Change and Therapy as a Complex Adaptive Systems
- The Assessment - the diagnostic and selection criteria
- The Beginning phase - establishing a creative therapeutic working alliance, working hypothesis, therapeutic focus and possible strategies
- The Middle phase - holding the focus and monitoring the ongoing therapeutic process, techniques and strategies, bridging the sessions, how to facilitate a significant, meaningful and beneficial change
- The Ending - how to prepare and structure the ending of the contract, follow-ups
- Essential qualities of a short-term therapist
Byt the end of the course, student should be able to
- To examine and understand the nature of change in 'complex' systems, exploring the linkages with other theoretical disciplines
- Have an understanding of the principles and techniques contained within the integrative short-term therapy approach
- To develop confidence in applying short-term interventions and strategies to clinical work

What will it be like

- Direct teaching, PowerPoint presentation

- Practicums and creative role-play in pairs and small groups

- Group discussion

- Use of case examples, particularly involving difficult or complex problems
- The student's openness to new ideas and willingness to experiment with different techniques and strategies

What else do you need to buy or do

A pen and some note paper

What this course could lead to

A workshop about 'Working with resistance, defences and transference in short-term therapy'. Tutor to advise

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