If you are looking for new ways of enabling your clients to solve their problems more effectively and to “free up” their thinking- this is the course for you! All too often our client feel stuck in the way they approach their difficulties and have a problem seeing more creative and optimistic ways of addressing them. Such stuckness is not always just limited to our clients. We ourselves as practitioners often feel at a loss about helping our clients as well. Their indecision and poor motivation becomes ours!
This new course breaks through this difficulty with a host of evidence based problem solving techniques that you can use whatever modality you work within. If you are still only asking clients to list the pros and cons of things or even just asking “What other ways could you approach this problem ?” you will find your practice becoming more liberated and effective through a range of new techniques highlighted and practiced in this fast moving one day course.
Help clients to recognise when they have a problem in the first place!
Learn how to use the Kepner-Tregoe technique to enable your clients to view their problems from a different angle.
Practice techniques you can use with your clients to help them “free up” their thinking regarding their problems
Develop a clear game plan for working in new and creative ways with your clients
Enable clients to escape from repetitious unhelpful ways of dealing with their problems and embrace new approaches enthusiastically
Course Fees Per Day: Early Bird Discount: £99 + VAT (£118.80) per delegate (available for all bookings received by SDS Ltd 1 month or more prior the course date). Regular price: £125 + VAT (£150.00) for bookings received within a month of a chosen date.
Course Fees for Block Booking of all 4 Days on ETS – save £25 from booking courses individually
09.30 Registration & refreshments for 10 AM start
10.10 What constitutes a problem and how do we recognise it?
10.45 Three techniques which lead problems to being viewed differently (part 1)
11.30 Three techniques which lead problems to be viewed differently (part 2)
12.00 The importance of "loosening up" thinking to produce solutions - techniques to achieve this
14.00 Practice Session – experiential work in pairs on the techniques discussed in the morning session
15.30 Assessing risk and implementing solutions
Paul Grantham Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.
Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely 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 the Chair of the BABCP Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Special Interest Group.
Paul is the founder and Director of The Skills Development Service Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.