KC-Jones Event

Doing therapy briefly

Venue: BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Date: Thursday 11th April 2013


Almost all therapists working in accountable settings will soon be required to offer time limited therapy. This workshop will provide an overview of the theory and practice of time limited therapy.

Working briefly, which will be explored in this workshop, is more about the creation of a profound, intense and collaborative connection with the client than simply time awareness.

To work briefly is to refocus and shift one's methods and goals for therapy. With intensity in the collaborative working relationship, clarity of focus and an optimism that helps the client to feel that solutions are possible, without denying his or her difficulties or emotional pain, much can be achieved in a shorter period of time.  This approach to therapy is ethically driven yet resource-aware.

The approach outlined in this workshop considers the client as resourceful. The therapist and client come together in a non-hierarchically arranged, collaborative relationship, in order to explore, reduce and resolve problems. The session also identifies where briefer therapeutic approaches may be unsuited to clients or clinical problems.

Target audience
This workshop is intended for clinical, counselling and health psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors as well as trainees with some therapeutic experience.

Learning outcomes and objectives:
- To address the place of briefer therapeutic models and approaches in NHS and related settings
- To consider the nature of the therapeutic relationship, especially with regard to the intake process, the first session, building a therapeutic framework and endings, within briefer therapy approaches
- To reflect upon the role of the therapist in eliciting and managing change, within a brief therapy approach
- To discuss the ‘dose effect' in therapy
- To consider the contraindications to briefer models of practice.

Facilitator: Professor Robert Bor FBPsS CPsychol CSci

If you wish to register for this event please complete the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


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