Clients often display an inability or unwillingness to deal with the reality of their situations and choose fruitless methods of coping instead. This workshop will provide therapists with skills, strategies and innovative techniques for helping clients move from helplessness to more effective control of their lives. Dr. Wubbolding will offer an in-depth understanding of human motivation, while employing simulated role play, demonstrations of specific cases presented by participants, group activities, and the formulation of implementation plans.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Identify five motivators for all human behaviors
2) Explain why some individuals resist, make excuses and shun personal responsibility
3) Discuss behaviors which are toxic to therapy and behaviors that enhance to the therapeutic alliance.
4) Describe the components of the WDEP system of Reality Therapy.
5) List at least three types of self-evaluation which are pre-requisites for behavioral change.
Overview of goals
Emphasis on practical and immediately usable ideas
What drives all human behavior?
Why people resist and make excuses
Why people avoid responsibility and project blame on others
ESTABLISHING CLIMATE FOR CHANGE AND THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE
Eight toxic behaviors to avoid in therapy
Eight tonic behaviors facilitating change and better human
Alternatives to resistance
Volunteer activity: Specific ways to deal with resistance
Discussion of five human motivators applied to the demonstration
THE WDEP SYSTEM
Each letter represents a cluster of interventions for use with
W—exploration of Wants and perceptions
D—Doing: examination of feelings, cognition and actions
E—assisting clients to conduct a searching self-Evaluation
P—formulation of concrete and realistic Plans for improvement
Specific, practical skills and techniques based on solid theory and "best practices"
Eight types of self-evaluation
Importance of self-evaluation to changing behaviors
from resistance to self-responsibility
Participants present cases
Role play application of the WDEP system
EFFECTIVE, PARADOXICAL TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH
new applications of time-tested technique
Prescriptions and directives
“joining the resistance” as a way to remove control from
caveats and contraindication
ROBERT E. WUBBOLDING, EdD, is an internationally known teacher, author and practitioner of Reality Therapy with over 30 years experience. Dr. Wubbolding wrote Reality Therapy (2011), the first book on Reality Therapy published by American Psychology Association in its Theories of Psychotherapy Series.