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
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
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’