Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Thursday, 12 February 2009

CBT course Module 1 Week 3

I have come away from the course tonight thinking about how much education there is in CBT therapy and noticing that I have primarily been focused on supporting people to feel strong enough to learn for themselves.

With CBT my impression is that the therapist offers this education to the client. And I think this is the bit I really want to learn, there are excellent strategies within CBT that can help people to cope and function in their everyday lives that I also want to learn and be able to pass on to the people I work with.

I often find myself looking at the big picture of my own life and struggle to work with the details and perhaps that can happen in my work, and there is a real value to learning and teaching coping strategies while still being able to meet people in a way that is satisfying and helpful for their life.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

CBT course Module 1 Week 2

Spent some time this week thinking about assesment tools, setting an agenda and how focused working with a CBT model needs to be.

As someone who struggles to be disciplined and focused I feel anxious about using these strategies and curious to see how clients respond to this kind of framework.

And I realize that working in a time limited way needs requires me to be able to be disciplined and focused, I guess there is lots for me to learn!

Next week we will begin to practice on each other and I am looking forward to finding the language to present these concepts.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, 2 February 2009

Sunday, 1 February 2009