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Reciprocal Exchange Dynamics: Leveraging Therapeutic Transactions with Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT

  • 01/08/2016
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa

Presented by Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT

Traditional psychotherapy relationship models involve the therapist “helping” the troubled client. Despite the obvious ways in which this approach can be useful, it nevertheless generates significant unintended negative outcomes. These include therapist (and client) emotional burn-out and energy drain, thwarted opportunities for meaningful therapist/client growth, and inadvertent diminishing of client self-esteem and empowerment. In sum, the old approach obstructs true whole-person development. 

This interactive presentation will offer a bifocal (looking at both therapist and client), recursive, energy-managing, and positive future-oriented approach. The traditional model led to less inclusive, unidirectional “helping” of the client. In contrast, Reciprocal Exchange Dynamics engender mutual empowerment, renewal, and overall positive growth.  

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