“After 40 Years in Therapy What Have I Learned?”
Why We Do What We Do & What To Do About It
Musings of a Counselor
By Norm Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC
Whether you are a clinician, spouse, partner, parent, supervisor, CEO, teenager, or psychotherapy client, attendees will find Dasenbrook’s multitude of examples extremely helpful to applying the material to life’s problems and opportunities. Those in business will also find this presentation helpful in understanding and moving past everyday work hurdles, promoting an open, change-oriented culture.
After 40 Years details Dasenbrook’s three “things” he has found that people need to be the best they can be with themselves and others:
First, we need a way to understand ourselves and others that’s practical, observable and measurable. This presentation explains cognitive behavior therapy in a way that is understandable to clients and how to apply it to our clients’ daily lives—be it regarding marriage, family, or work relationships.
Second, we need to communicate and listen better. The positive and assertive communication techniques that are detailed will take communication skills to another level.
Third, we need different ways to solve problems that enhances our relationships with others. Mediation techniques are explained that can make even hostile relationships better and good relationships great.
In addition to the three major components, he has assembled his observations about what people, families and organizations go through in order to change. They are called….
These “nuggets” are counseling skills, therapy techniques, analogies, metaphors, sayings, quotes from others, common sense pieces, problem solving and communication tips that I have found helpful in my work over the years. I would like to share them with you. Examples include self-esteem, relationships, work, love, parenting, conflict, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, assertiveness.
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