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3 CE Units Historically, psychotherapy has focused on pathology and deficits, but a focus on client strengths and resiliencies can enhance client motivation, faith in the therapy process, and client goal attainment and hope. Through lecture, demonstration, and experiential exercises, participants will be introduced to interventions and approaches that tap into clients’ agency and strengths in order to mobilize positive change.

5/7/2016
When: 05/7/2016
10am - 1:00PM
Where: Argosy University
1005 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda 94501
United States
Contact: Sarah Sloan
(510) 433-9580


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Strength-Based Therapy: Incorporating Client Strengths into Clinical Practice

3 CE Units

 

Course Description: 

Historically, psychotherapy has focused on pathology and deficits, but a focus on client strengths and resiliencies can enhance client motivation, faith in the therapy process, and client goal attainment and hope. Through lecture, demonstration, and experiential exercises, participants will be introduced to interventions and approaches that tap into clients’ agency and strengths in order to mobilize positive change. This course will utilize positive psychology research on life satisfaction and well-being; tools from the collaborative approaches of solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy; and clinical applications of self-efficacy theory.

About the Presenter

Ethan Schwartz, Ph.D., has worked in university counseling centers, community mental health clinics and in the Kaiser Permanente HMO setting, and has presented at national and state psychology conventions. He has pursued the ingredients of effective therapy as a researcher in outcome studies, as a psychologist trained to utilize tools to improve outcomes, and as a teacher of what makes therapy effective. Dr. Schwartz maintains a private practice in Berkeley, where he draws from collaborative, solution and change oriented approaches in his work with individuals and couples.


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