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Clinical workshop by Christine A. Padesky, PhD
2 Audio CDs Length 02:27:00


Christine A. Padesky, PhD
2 Audio CDs • Clinical workshop
Length 02:27:00

Guided Discovery: Leading & Following

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This audio program was edited in 2011 and is consistent with current Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) standards of treatment.

Many therapists embrace the philosophy of guided discovery yet are uncertain how to proceed and sometimes confused about what it is. In this clinically oriented cognitive behavior therapy training workshop, Padesky differentiates the term Socratic Questioning from Socratic Dialogue and points out that the key is not clever questioning but rather an interactive dialogue that produces client discovery and understanding.

Hear live clinical demonstrations of the interactive 4 stage process of Socratic Dialogue. Padesky shows how the four stages help clients and therapists develop essential qualities necessary for effective learning: curiosity, neutrality, risk taking and a keen interest in the unexpected.

Padesky conducts extended live clinical demonstrations which include “on-the-spot” commentary on what can be learned when guided discovery does not lead to a change in beliefs.

Guidelines are provided for the types and varieties of questions to ask as well as the rationale for and importance of written summaries.

Padesky clarifies and reviews the 3 levels of thought cognitive behavior therapists use and then identifies the specific Guided Discovery methods best fitted for each. Socratic Dialogue is only one form of Guided Discovery. Padesky also describes other forms of Guided Discovery such as the 7 column thought record, role plays, imagery, behavioral experiments, the continuum, and core belief logs. The theory and practice of these methods are illustrated through clinical examples.

The workshop concludes with a review of deconstructive versus constructive language, their applications and differences.

Learn how to ask relevant questions and then follow what your client says in a back and forth guided discovery process.

Note: This 2 disc set is a duplicate of our earlier 3 disc set which had only time tracks. The difference is that the tracks have been edited, combined and titled for ease of use which allowed us to produce it with 2 discs instead of 3. The program information in this reformatted 2 disc set is identical to the earlier release.

Disc 1 of 2
1. Central Process
2. Definitions
3. Demo: "This Case is Hopeless"
4. Demo Debriefing
5. Four Stages
6. Leading & Following
7. Asking Questions

Disc 2 of 2
1. Asking Questions (cont'd)
2. Listening
3. Summaries
4. Analytic/Synthesizing Questions
5. Levels of Thought
6. Methods for Each Level
7. Deconstructive Language
8. Constructive Language
9. Develop Curiosity

Also, see our CBT training video on DVD demonstrating the use of Guided Discovery Using Socratic Dialogue with three types of client: depressed, anxious and angry (vSOQ).

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By karen kerschmann
I listened to Ms. Padesky's presentation on my way to work; that very day I was able to use the tools! As an intermediate CT therapist, the information was clear, concise, and easy to understand. I highly recommend this recording to enhance your practice if you already have the basic CBT skills in place.
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Excellent resource 09/04/2017
By Sacha Langley BA /DipSw
I am a CBT trainee and have found listening to the CD really useful. It has helped me to explore client issues in more depth. It has been very useful to understand Socratic questioning and how to let the client do the work.
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