Resilience-Focused Counseling & Coaching

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Submitted to NASW, NH Chapter, for CE Credits

Reconsider many of the assumptions and treatment approaches of the DSM/ICD paradigm as you are introduced to a positive, developmental, and resilience-promoting treatment perspective, the Resilience-Focused Counseling & Consultation (RFC&C) process. The mental health field has moved increasingly toward a biomedical paradigm focused upon diagnostic labeling and symptom-reducing interventions. RFC&C represents a “Copernican Shift” in counseling & therapy, an alternative approach that serves to clarify the role of personal coaching. Practical strategies and techniques for assessing and conceptualizing client concerns from a resilience-focused, wellness perspective will be presented and demonstrated. In addition, effective intervention techniques for facilitating positive growth and change through coaching as well as more in-depth mental health counseling services will be presented and demonstrated. Ethical issues in respecting boundaries between coaching interventions and professional mental health counseling will be addressed.

(This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

Cost: $189 (Lunch Included)

Instructor: William Nicoll

For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=640980&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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