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Jeff Chang, Ph.D, R.Psych. Associate Professor Athabasca University Beyond the Therapeutic State, Drammen, Norway June 27, 2014.

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1 Jeff Chang, Ph.D, R.Psych. Associate Professor Athabasca University Beyond the Therapeutic State, Drammen, Norway June 27, 2014

2 Overview In this workshop, Jeff will use an client session to invite conversation. In this conversation, Jeff has made the distinctions of:  Using language purposefully to invite construction of preferred meaning;  Distinguishing relational openings

3 Overview This collaborative approach encompasses five key interlocking activities:  Setting the relational stage  Listening for clients’ world view, strengths, and preferences  Negotiating a solvable problem or an achievable project  Opening meaningful experiences of difference  Circulating these experiences of difference

4 Acknowledgements  Athabasca University (Academic and Professional Development Fund)  Calgary Family Therapy Centre  The P family

5 Situating myself  Living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Professor of counselling at Athabasca University  Clinical Supervisor at Calgary Family Therapy Centre  Thirty years’ experience as:  Front-line therapist in children’s mental health  Employee assistance program counsellor and supervisor  Director and program developer in children’s mental health

6 Situating myself

7 Orienting Ideas  Think discursively and deconstructively  Think coherently  Think ecologically and systemically  Think relationally  Think developmentally  Think positively

8 The Most Important Thing Madhav Ghimire, the national poet of Nepal, said: “When you touch people with compassion, their good characteristics emerge”

9 Five Interlocking Activities This collaborative approach encompasses:  Setting the relational stage  Listening for clients’ world view, strengths, and preferences  Negotiating a solvable problem or an achievable project  Opening meaningful experiences of difference  Circulating these experiences of difference

10 The Interview Context:  Summer Externship at Calgary Family Therapy Centre  Consultation/demonstration interview  The P family: Parents: Kelly (F), Krista (M) Kody (12), Kori (9), Kamryn (5)  Violent outbursts Kody was in day treatment in Grade 2 More responsive to Dad than Mom Mom had to restrain him at last session

11 Contact: Presentation available at:  jeff-s-workshop-schedule jeff-s-workshop-schedule


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