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Working Deeper: Counter-Intuitive Ways to Enhance Psychotherapy & Couples Counseling
We all want our work to be deeper and more effective. This workshop highlights common clinical practices that keep therapy from being as long-lasting and psychologically sophisticated as possible.
Regardless of your theoretical orientation or experience in the field, this workshop will refocus your ideas and give you fresh insights on managing a wide range of individuals and couples. Topics include:
- Why reassuring patients they’re “normal” can undermine their growth
- Why most situations described as “communication problems” aren’t
- Becoming more conscious of how we don’t trust our patients
- How we collude with couples’ power struggles–and what to do instead
- Becoming more conscious of our assumptions about love, intimacy, and how people change
- Talking about religion, faith, and God (when clinically appropriate) without blushing–regardless of your personal beliefs
- Becoming more conscious of our stereotypes about gender, age, and lifestyle
- How to use language to communicate with clients’ unconscious–to better support the thinking we’re helping them develop
- Understanding the difference between empathy and colluding with victimhood–and conveying the difference to clients
- Why existential issues are crucial in therapy; how we collude with clients to avoid dealing with them, and how to help clients resolve them
- The limitations of “normal therapy,” and how to get beyond them
- Decoding the DSM as a political and cultural artifact
- Understanding presenting problems by seeing them as unconscious solutions
- Are there questions we should simply never ask?
- Helping patients understand the fundamental meaninglessness of sex
Those attending your training gave it an excellent rating. They found it entertaining and informative, and we are very pleased.
- Idaho Psychological Association
We are still hearing positive feedback from our students about your openness and your ability to make sexuality a comfortable topic of discussion.
- University of Cincinnati Wellness Center
Increase Your Sexual Intelligence
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