Hillary Bolter, MSW, LCSW, LCAS | YOU Are The Cake: How You Show Up as a Therapist (1 CE hour)
Early on in my days as a therapist, a mentor said to me, “YOU are the cake, Hillary.” What does cake have to do with being a therapist?! She explained further, “Who YOU are, how YOU show up with clients, THAT is the bulk of our work as therapists. The skills and tools we bring to sessions are the icing, but remember, YOU are the cake.” In this session, we will play around with the synthesis of the roots of humanistic psychology, Motivational Interviewing spirit, and who we are as therapists as tools to enhance the change process with clients. We are in this business to help people change! Come learn about the key ingredients to this process! Enhance your flavor of cake, and learn evidence-based methods of showing up in the room.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explore and assess internal and external expressions of three research based therapeutic factors
- Describe 8 evidence based relational therapeutic factors
- Compare and contrast three communication styles