Problem solving skills are a key CBT technique for clients to learn and use. This course takes delegates through a range of evidence based problem solving techniques to incorporate into their practice. Starting with D'Zurilla and Goldfried’s classic approach to problem solving, this course outlines and explores a wide range of additional problem solving techniques that can be effectively used with clients.
This course will be interesting and useful to therapists working in different clinical fields with a variety of clients, using a broad range of therapeutic modalities, not exclusively to those who practise CBT.
Issues covered include:
- How a client’s arousal level affects their problem solving ability and what can be done about it.
- How D'Zurilla and Goldfried’s classic approach to problem solving still influences the field.
- How to use Kepner-Tregoe Problem Analysis with clients to generate new solutions to problems.
- A range of problem solving techniques that enable your client to alter their relationship with their problem.
- Case studies illustrating the practical use of techniques and lots of practice opportunities, both individually and in pairs.
Paul Grantham, is a clinical psychologist with extensive NHS, Social Services and training experience. He has written on a range of therapy and helping issues. An extensively informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work. Paul is a founder and Director of SDS Seminars Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.