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Process-Focused Therapy: A Guide for Creating Effective Outcomes

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM (Will be recorded)
  • 14

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Presenter: Robert Taibbi

Category 1 | 2 CEUs 

In this workshop we will look at clinical process from 3 interlocking perspectives: Common problems arising from faulty process – what can’t the client do, their stuckpoints; the goal of therapy and sessions on helping clients correct their faulty process; ways to maximizing the effectiveness of session by avoiding replicating faulty process and problems within the session, and intentional creating corrective emotional experiences so that clients leave feeling differently than when they came in.

To do this we’ll look at the 4 common stuckpoints for individuals and the 3 common stuckpoints for couples and families. We’ll then discuss treatment maps for each of these problems so that you can hit the ground running, as well as identify what you want to do and not do in the session process to avoid problem-replication and create positive experiences. Finally, we’ll look at Therapy as Performance, the tools and tips for maximizing the session process. If you are relatively new to therapy or a seasoned clinician who wants to look at process in a new way, this workshop will help you be more intentional and creative.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 4 most common stuckpoints for individuals
  2. Describe the concept of emotional wounds
  3. Discuss how to use voice and gestures with the session process
  4. Describe how to use the technique of the ideal voice

    About the Presenter: 

    Robert Taibbi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 46-years of experience primarily in community mental health working with children, couples, and families as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director.

    He is the author of 11 books in the areas of anxiety, family and couple therapy, brief therapy, clinical supervision, including Clinical Social Work Supervision: Process & Practice as well as over 300 magazine and journal articles. He also writes an online column for Psychology Today entitled Fixing Families that has received over 12 million hits.

    In addition, Robert provides training both nationally and internationally in couple therapy, family therapy, brief therapy, and clinical supervision. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina and has served as an adjunct professor at several universities. He is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, VA.


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