Be Nice: The Aesthetics of Positioning – A Positional Guide to Therapeutic Relationships
Presented by Simon Burton
Venue: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Therapists are really nice people and that makes a difference. There is a wealth of research on what works in therapy and second only to people’s own resources and good luck it is the relationship between client and worker that is shown to be most crucial in helping people change.
This workshop explores the art of creating and maintaining therapeutic relationships by developing our positional abilities using systemic and positioning approaches. It focuses on three positional abilities; that of expecting and welcoming difference, that of expecting that our assumptions will be wrong and that of developing and maintaining our faith in our approach. Each of these abilities and others that constitute being nice will be explored in the context of working with clients, their families, friends and connected professionals. Staying nice or the maintaining of healthy of healthy client/worker relationships and the virtues of not being nice will also be considered in this workshop.
In both of the two day workshops Simon will encourage audience participation and offer opportunities to practice through exercises, case discussion and role plays.
Price £ 90.00 includes tea and coffee, no VAT to be paid.