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Series: Introduction To Paradox Psychology

Webinar Series:
Paradox Psychology

Presenter: Presenter: Eliot P. Kaplan, PhD, LCSW

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These webinars offer 3 NYS ED Self Study Credits
All webinars in this series are recorded and will not grant live credits

Part One

Introduction To Paradox Psychology:
It’s Not What You Think… 

Subject of the course: Paradoxical Interventions – Theory and Practice  

Research indicates that Paradoxical Interventions (pdxi) have a higher rate of success with treatment-resistant clients than behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches. This training will explore the theory and practice of pdxi as well as treatment techniques designed to promote change. Participants are encouraged to bring in questions and cases of their own.

Learning Objectives:

1)To offer a scientific model that diagrams the concept of change;
2)Recognize how ‘joining’ and ‘avoiding power struggles’ are
significant factors in bypassing treatment resistance.
3)To understand how and why treating secondary and non-criminal behavior
symptoms (ie. anger, poor social skills, low self-esteem, etc.) will have a positive
impact on primary targeted aggressive and violent behaviors.

 

Part Two

Treatment Interventions in Paradox Psychology: 
**No Sarcasm Allowed**

 

Subject of the course: Paradoxical Interventions – Theory and Practice  

Paradoxical Interventions (pdxi) have a higher rate of success with treatment-resistant clients than behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches. This training will explore numerous treatment interventions and discuss how the underlying ‘active ingredient’ is the same. Interventions that will be discussed include: Prescribing the symptom, Scheduling and planning the symptom, Exaggerating the symptom, and Contracting for success. Participants are encouraged
to bring in questions and cases of their own.

Learning Objectives:

1) Recognize how ‘joining’ and ‘avoiding power struggles’ are significant factors in bypassing treatment resistance. 
2)  Discuss 5 types of paradoxical interventions and what they have in common. 
3)    To understand how and why it is possible to treat secondary behavior symptoms and still have a positive impact on primary targeted, but hard to reach - behaviors. 

Part Three

Paradox Intervention LIVE! :
Videoed Intervention and AnalysisTo Paradox Psychology:

Subject of the course: Paradoxical Interventions – Theory and Practice  

Training will discuss and analyze a LIVE 3 session intervention addressing anti-social behavior with treatment-resistant juveniles at a residential facility. Techniques utilized and reactions of the boys will be reviewed. Research indicates the method has a higher rate of success in addressing treatment-resistance than behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches

 

Learning Objectives

1)    To offer a treatment model that supports counter-intuitive ‘joining’;
2)    Recognize how the use of non-confrontational techniques and ‘unconditional positive regard’ are significant factors toward influencing change.  
3)    To understand how impulse control, self-esteem, and free will are important factors toward positive change and long-term growth.

 

 Presenter Bio:

Eliot Kaplan, PhD, LCSW holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, and an MSW from Rutgers University. He is licensed as an LCSW in New York State. He is the founder and director of The Paradox Psychology Institute. He specializes in the theory and practice of working with treatment resistance in areas that include anger management, domestic violence, BPD, and problem sexual behavior (PSB). He has presented seminars nationally regarding Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as well as other disorders that involve treatment resistance.

            Dr. Kaplan is an expert on the use of Strategic Paradoxical Interventions. He hosts www.ParadoxPsychology.com which is the only website exclusively dedicated to this psychological approach. His goal is to train therapists and mental health providers in the educated use of this powerful method. He maintains a private practice in New York City.

 


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).