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The Art of Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy - 8 CE Workshop

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$129.99 Member Price:  $99.99 Presenter: Eliot Yisroel Kaplan, PhD, LCSW

The Art of Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy (8 CE Workshop)

This is a 8-session, 8 hour class

Classes are all scheduled for Thursday  Afternoons

February  9 - March 30, 2023

12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST

 

Session 1: February 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 2: February 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 3: February 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 4: March 2nd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 5: March 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 6: March 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 7: March 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 8: March 30th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

 

Paradoxical interventions are known for being counterintuitive and contradicting conventional wisdom. The approach is known for effectively working with difficult clients and bypassing treatment resistance. Historically, the method was used by master therapists including Milton Erickson, Salvador Minuchin, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and others. Due to its seemingly counter-intuitive and nonlinear nature, the method was considered an unexplainable mystery. However, this webinar will reveal the logic that directs the process and the 'method behind the madness. 


The approach is famous for 'prescribing the symptom', 'positive reframing', and 'symptom exaggeration. It is known for influencing rapid change in the 'hard to treat' client including the  borderline personality, eating disorders, and other repetitive rigid type behaviors. This training will focus on addressing couple and family conflict. The webinar will include videos and case examples. 

 

Paradoxical Interventions is an alliance-attachment-based approach that builds on the work of Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, and Milton Erickson. However, it goes one step further. It also incorporates the unexpected absurdity of 'Bugs Bunny' type humor. It is this absurdity that often destabilizes the client's status-quo assumptions and allows him to become open to new experiences and explore new behavior. The approach has been described as: amazing, disarming, humorous, mysterious, and provocative. While those who focus on 'trying to change behavior' may consider it to be complicated, once it is understood that the central focus is on the alliance and attachment, the approach is actually unexpectedly simple. This seminar is ‘a must’ for any clinician who wants to challenge his own assumptions and expectations of therapy. 

 

Addresses treatment of 

Couple Family Conflict 

Discussion of theory and technique to address the above,

 

Dr. Eliot Yisroel Kaplan is the author of 'Paradox Psychology - It's Not What You Think', and is the founder of The Asylum for Paradox Psychology, NYC. Although quite effective, paradoxical interventions have always been considered a mystery. However, his book is able to explain the process of how the method works. In addition, he also clearly explains the difference between paradoxical interventions, and it's 'evil twin' - Reverse Psychology. The approach is effective with 'hard to treat' clients (including Addictions, Borderline, OCD, and PTSD Trauma) as it is able to consistently bypass treatment resistance.

 

Each session is recorded. Earn 8 CE Credits.

Session 1: 

February 9th, 2023 12:00  PM EST

20 min: Intro to the Basics – Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy

Carl Rogers –Warmth, Empathy, Genuineness, Avoid Power Struggles

  Acceptance, Unconditional Positive Regard / Use of Self 

Fritz Perls – Here & Now

Bugs Bunny–Use Humor & Absurdity to destabilize client equilibrium

 15 min: Review Technique: Predicting behavior

 10 min: Case Video: Son Manipulates Mom

 15 min: Case Discussion and questions

 __________________________________________________________

Session 2:

February 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Entering the System changes the System

                   Bringing Simplicity into Couple / Family work 

15 min Theory – Attachment / Alliance / Acceptance

10 min Case Video: Linda and Jerry Ready for divorce

15 min Case Discussion and questions

______________________________________________________

Session 3:

February 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Paradox vs Reverse Psychology

                 The big mistake clinicians make

15 min Technique: Prescribing the Symptom

10 min Case Example: Donna and Kenny -

15 min Case Discussion and questions

________________________________________________

Session 4:

March 2nd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Win-Win Double Binds for the Lose-Lose Couple

15 min Technique: ReFraming the Symptom

10 min Case Video: Turning the tables – Absurd Intervention

15 min Case Discussion and questions

___________________________________________________

Session 5:

March 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Attachment and Abandonment in couples work

15 min Theory – Orbits – Gravity Model to explain process of change

10 min Video – Diagraming Change

15 min Case Discussion and questions

__________________________________________________

Session 6:

March 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Influencing / Motivating Free-will Change

15 min Technique – Planning / Predicting the Symptom

10 min Case Video (1 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

15 min Case Discussion and questions

_____________________________________________________

Session 7:

March 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

 15 min Main Topic – Therapist Agenda causes subtle Power Struggle

 15 min Tech: Cognitive Ordeal – turns problem behavior into a ‘job’

 10 min Case Video (2 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

 15 min Case Discussion and questions

 ____________________________________________________

 Session 8:

March 30th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

 15 min: Main Topic-Therapist shouldn’t be working hard / Astronomer

 15 min: Technique: Contracting For Success

 10 min: Case Video (3 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

 15 min: Case Discussion and final questions

 

Number of CEs in this bundle: 8

These workshops offer 8 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

The Art of Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy - 8 CE Workshop

Presenter: Presenter: Eliot Yisroel Kaplan, PhD, LCSW

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The Art of Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy (8 CE Workshop)

This is a 8-session, 8 hour class

Classes are all scheduled for Thursday  Afternoons

February  9 - March 30, 2023

12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST

 

Session 1: February 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 2: February 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 3: February 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 4: March 2nd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 5: March 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 6: March 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 7: March 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST
Session 8: March 30th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

 

Paradoxical interventions are known for being counterintuitive and contradicting conventional wisdom. The approach is known for effectively working with difficult clients and bypassing treatment resistance. Historically, the method was used by master therapists including Milton Erickson, Salvador Minuchin, Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, and others. Due to its seemingly counter-intuitive and nonlinear nature, the method was considered an unexplainable mystery. However, this webinar will reveal the logic that directs the process and the 'method behind the madness. 


The approach is famous for 'prescribing the symptom', 'positive reframing', and 'symptom exaggeration. It is known for influencing rapid change in the 'hard to treat' client including the  borderline personality, eating disorders, and other repetitive rigid type behaviors. This training will focus on addressing couple and family conflict. The webinar will include videos and case examples. 

 

Paradoxical Interventions is an alliance-attachment-based approach that builds on the work of Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, and Milton Erickson. However, it goes one step further. It also incorporates the unexpected absurdity of 'Bugs Bunny' type humor. It is this absurdity that often destabilizes the client's status-quo assumptions and allows him to become open to new experiences and explore new behavior. The approach has been described as: amazing, disarming, humorous, mysterious, and provocative. While those who focus on 'trying to change behavior' may consider it to be complicated, once it is understood that the central focus is on the alliance and attachment, the approach is actually unexpectedly simple. This seminar is ‘a must’ for any clinician who wants to challenge his own assumptions and expectations of therapy. 

 

Addresses treatment of 

Couple Family Conflict 

Discussion of theory and technique to address the above,

 

Dr. Eliot Yisroel Kaplan is the author of 'Paradox Psychology - It's Not What You Think', and is the founder of The Asylum for Paradox Psychology, NYC. Although quite effective, paradoxical interventions have always been considered a mystery. However, his book is able to explain the process of how the method works. In addition, he also clearly explains the difference between paradoxical interventions, and it's 'evil twin' - Reverse Psychology. The approach is effective with 'hard to treat' clients (including Addictions, Borderline, OCD, and PTSD Trauma) as it is able to consistently bypass treatment resistance.

 

Each session is recorded. Earn 8 CE Credits.

Session 1: 

February 9th, 2023 12:00  PM EST

20 min: Intro to the Basics – Paradox in Couple and Family Therapy

Carl Rogers –Warmth, Empathy, Genuineness, Avoid Power Struggles

  Acceptance, Unconditional Positive Regard / Use of Self 

Fritz Perls – Here & Now

Bugs Bunny–Use Humor & Absurdity to destabilize client equilibrium

 15 min: Review Technique: Predicting behavior

 10 min: Case Video: Son Manipulates Mom

 15 min: Case Discussion and questions

 __________________________________________________________

Session 2:

February 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Entering the System changes the System

                   Bringing Simplicity into Couple / Family work 

15 min Theory – Attachment / Alliance / Acceptance

10 min Case Video: Linda and Jerry Ready for divorce

15 min Case Discussion and questions

______________________________________________________

Session 3:

February 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Paradox vs Reverse Psychology

                 The big mistake clinicians make

15 min Technique: Prescribing the Symptom

10 min Case Example: Donna and Kenny -

15 min Case Discussion and questions

________________________________________________

Session 4:

March 2nd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Win-Win Double Binds for the Lose-Lose Couple

15 min Technique: ReFraming the Symptom

10 min Case Video: Turning the tables – Absurd Intervention

15 min Case Discussion and questions

___________________________________________________

Session 5:

March 9th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Attachment and Abandonment in couples work

15 min Theory – Orbits – Gravity Model to explain process of change

10 min Video – Diagraming Change

15 min Case Discussion and questions

__________________________________________________

Session 6:

March 16th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

15 min Main Topic – Influencing / Motivating Free-will Change

15 min Technique – Planning / Predicting the Symptom

10 min Case Video (1 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

15 min Case Discussion and questions

_____________________________________________________

Session 7:

March 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

 15 min Main Topic – Therapist Agenda causes subtle Power Struggle

 15 min Tech: Cognitive Ordeal – turns problem behavior into a ‘job’

 10 min Case Video (2 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

 15 min Case Discussion and questions

 ____________________________________________________

 Session 8:

March 30th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

5 min: Address participant comments, questions, cases from previous session

 15 min: Main Topic-Therapist shouldn’t be working hard / Astronomer

 15 min: Technique: Contracting For Success

 10 min: Case Video (3 of 3) Live intervention – Juvenile Residential 

 15 min: Case Discussion and final questions

 



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

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