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Presenter: Jeffrey Bryan, LICSW
Category 1 | 3 CEUs
For beginning, intermediate, and advanced clinicians. This workshop will explore making use of the client's spiritual and religious beliefs in therapy for inspiration and comfort, as a reference point, and as a guideline for behavior change. In addition we will discuss: applying some basic principles and interventions of therapy to this area of work with clients, the role of beliefs in living and in therapy, what to do when the therapist’s and the client’s beliefs conflict, challenging a client’s destructive/dysfunctional beliefs, countertransference issues, and exploring the therapist’s own beliefs about spirituality and religion.
Participants will be able to:
You can read a series of six discussions about beliefs, called Letters for Insight and Innovation. Go to the index for the Letters at https://iifsd.org/library/newsletters/. Scroll down to section on beliefs beginning with February 2018.
Book recommendation: Bryan, Jeffrey. The Operating Manual for the Self. 2016. Manualfortheself.com