All the GOOD Reasons NOT
to Use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication!
On Sunday, Dr. Jill Levitt, Mike Christensen and I will return for an incredibly important, controversial and exciting FB Broadcast. You can join us live and participate in the dialogue or watch the recording anytime.
For quite a few weeks I’ve pointed out that mental health professionals, as well as their patients, seem to have incredible difficulties learning to resolve relationship conflicts. This is in stark contrast to the treatment of depression and anxiety, which is usually (at least in my experience) super-fast and relatively easy using the new TEAM-CBT.
But when the main complaint is a relationship conflict, treatment can be slow. VERY slow! High skilled mental health professionals seem to choke when it comes to dealing with conflicts with loved ones. I’ve been speculating on why this might be in my many blogs.
Why is it sometimes so hard to treat individuals with relationship problems? Why is it so hard to heal to resolve our own conflicts?
Well, now we know what the answer is. Tune in Sunday to find out!
We changed our topic for this show due to some revealing new information based on a survey of a group of TEAM-CBT therapists just a few days ago.
Also, here’s a question for you to ponder in the meantime. What do you prefer? Hostile, conflicted relationships? Or joyous, loving, rewarding ones?
The answer may surprise you.
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Hey, I have a cool new workshop on intimacy coming up in June!
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley of CAMFT
(California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
In this entirely new workshop, you’ll learn how to transform failed, frustrating relationships into satisfying, trusting ones, so you can enjoy greater success in your clinical work and more loving relationships with the people you care about the most.
I’ll be joined by the brilliant and totally wonderful Kyle Jones, a 3rd year PhD student at Palo Alto University with outstanding clinical skills. Although I’ll be doing the main teaching, Kyle will back me up and help me provide helpful feedback to all of you during the many small group exercises throughout the workshop.
In the morning, we’ll focus on dealing with challenging clients, and in the afternoon we will take on a far greater challenge: how to deal with challenging loved ones!
All of that plus:
- Free breakfast
- Free lunch
- 6 CE credits
- Lots of fun while learning!
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
- Use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication
- Enhance your own and your client’s communication skills with the Intimacy Exercise
- Transform hostile relationships into trusting, loving ones
- Resolve therapeutic logjams and boost your therapeutic effectiveness
- Track therapeutic progress and assess the quality of the therapeutic alliance
- Fail joyfully
- Transform therapeutic failure into success
You will also learn how to deal with clients and loved ones who:
- Complain but ignore your efforts to help
- Challenge or provoke you
- Criticize you unfairly
- Refuse to talk or open up
You will also learn how to deal with clients and loved ones who are:
- Narcissistic, controlling, or self-centered
- Angry, threatening or violent
- Resistant and oppositional
- Overwhelmingly depressed, panicky, or hopeless
Hope to see you there!
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Also coming in June! One of my best two-day workshops ever!
“Scared Stiff: Fast, Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders”
A two-day workshop Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates
Mike Christensen and several others will be joining me at both locations to help out with supervision of the small group exercises. You’ll LOVE this workshop and you’ll learn TONS of powerful techniques to treat every type of anxiety. You’ll learn how to heal your clients and your own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as well!
I greatly appreciate your support, and hope you will continue to spread the word about TEAM-CBT and http://www.feelinggood.com. i am trying hard to reach as many people as possible with my free programming and blogs designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, as well as the therapists who treat them!