Skills and experience, research and theory—each plays a critical role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded or enhanced. Everyone has the capacity. And it is artistry that brings forth all of that skill, experience, research and theory in effective and generative ways.
In this lecture, Dr. Jeffrey Zeig will identify the creative patterns of Erickson (and others) and then bring them to life through demonstration, experiential exercises, improvisation and individual and group activities. Attendees will expand their lenses (ways of viewing), strengthen their muscles (ways of doing) and foster greater flexibility (ways of being). Therapists from all disciplines and at every level of experience can benefit.
Those who attend this lecture will be able to:
- Describe the Choice Point model of therapy.
- Explain three experiential methods for professional development
- Identify creative patterns of therapeutic interventions