Practice Makes Permanent: Increasing Compliance with Psychotherapy Homework Assignments2017-06-07T15:17:58+00:00

Practice Makes Permanent: Increasing Compliance with Psychotherapy Homework  Assignments

Practice Makes Permanent: Increasing Compliance with Psychotherapy Homework Assignments

  • We’ve probably all had clients who work hard learning skills in therapy and then just “can’t get around to practicing” when out of the office–sometimes in the erroneous expectation that therapy alone will magically make everything better. How can we bring this wishful thinking to the surface, gently challenge it, and replace it with a conviction that practicing their new skills is the only way to bring about enduring change?
  • In this workshop, we’ll discuss a framework that includes homework contracts, visualization, and disciplines of daily practice that will motivate even stubbornly noncompliant clients and keep them committed. We’ll explore various “stress-busters” that clients can use when emotional triggers or anxiety sidetracks them and discuss how to help them find specific times and settings in which to incorporate practice sessions in their daily routines.
  • Research that connects therapy outcomes to at-home practice
  • The homework contract
  • Practice rituals
  • Handling resistance
  • Visualization of practice with and transfer of the skills learned in treatment with self-hypnosis
  • Articulate the rationale for giving homework assignments to psychotherapy clients
  • Articulate how to construct the homework contract
  • Demonstrate a visualization for at-home practice

Course Format: One 90 minute lesson

Scheduled Dates: Waiting List option if no dates scheduled currently

CEUs Available

Course Fees:

$90