Establishing the Conditions for Therapeutic Success
PAT LOVE & EVA BERLANDER
In our eagerness to help clients, we often fail in the most fundamental tasks of therapy—clearly defining the presenting issue, agreeing upon the clients’ desired goals, and getting a realistic contract for the change. Without these elements in place, treatment can turn into a meandering game of hide-and-seek. Join us for an examination of how getting therapy started in the right way can dramatically boost your outcomes. We’ll explore how to:
- Clearly define client goals in positive, specific, measurable terms
- Help clients distinguish between “problem” and “problem-solving” states of mind
- Use regular feedback to keep treatment on track and moving forward
- Think of the contract as your compass, leading to the treatment’s goals
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Pat Love, EdD, a relationship consultant and marriage and family therapist, has authored/co-authored six books including the 2015 release You’re Tearing Us Apart: Ways We Wreck Our Relationships and Strategies to Fix Them.
Eva Berlander, PhD, a relationship consultant and marriage and family therapist, is the author of You Can Make it Happen; How Breakthroughs in Neuroscience Can Transform Relationships and the coauthor of You’re Tearing Us Apart.