Facing Life’s Tough Decisions: A New SF Approach
With Yvonne Dolan, M.A.
Am I deluding myself about this relationship (job, school program, etc) ?
What if I am pregnant?
Should I go back to school?
My head says one thing and my heart says another. What should I do?
Is it too late to consider moving?
The hurricane destroyed everything and I don’t have a job anymore. What am I going to do?
Should I risk the operation?
How will I care for my parents and my family at the same time?
A common issue in therapy is ambivalence about making difficult life decisions. Therapists are charged with the challenging task of effectively addressing the decision making goal within real life time constraints while compassionately honoring the client's ambivalence in a way that respectfully enhances rather than limits self awareness to facilitate the best available choices. Based on her most recent book and new advances in the evidence based Solution-focused Brief Therapy approach, Dolan has developed a ground breaking approach to helping couples, families, individuals and organizational systems competently arrive at good decisions.
Learning Objectives for Life’s Tough Decisions
- Participants will be able to list the stages of decision-making
- Participants will be able to describe a technique for assessing client’s decision readiness.
- Participants will be able to describe a technique to advance client’s decision readiness.
- Participants will be able to describe a technique for strengthening client’s confidence in their ability to carry out a decision once made.
- Participants will be able to identify a technique to help client manage anxiety associated with implementation of life decisions.
- Participants will be able to list at least 3 keys to effective implementation of the Decidedly Different approach to decision making.
For more information, contact Yvonne Dolan, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +708-782-2021 x 1
Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy, PO Box 9261, Highland, IN 46322, phone & fax 708-782-2021