How to Use Metaphors: Speaking Our Client's Language (Self-Study)
This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), and Psychologists in New York State
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Format: Self-Study Online Seminar
When used correctly, metaphors can be powerful and transferable tools for our clients. From clarifying, to illustrating, or to providing context, metaphors are this rare tool that can help shift things around between us and our clients.
Metaphors can allow for difficult conversations to be had in a way that reduces any possible defensiveness and that allows for ongoing exploration. And, as we learn how to best use metaphors, we become more able to decipher what our clients are really communicating, as well as what they are not truly saying. We can also learn how to best help them unpack their own metaphors to get to the root of what may be going on.
But how is all of this possible? Join us and find out.
What you’ll learn
At the end of this online seminar, you will have:
- Learned how to use metaphors, how to recognize them, and ways to understand and assess for them.
- Learned the Principles, Techniques, Steps, and Do's and Don'ts of the Socratic Motivational Practice to discover the impact using metaphors may have on our patients and clients.
- Increased your tools of talking with patients and clients, by identifying at least one thing you will start doing differently at the end of the seminar, as a result of the Socratic Motivational Practice framework.
- Everything you want in one place, including an illustration of how to implement the newly learned skills during our role plays.
- Received your certificate by email after your post-test and evaluation are completed.
Who is this for?
This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to be able to use in dynamic ways to support their patients and clients and to end suffering.
Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:
"I am so grateful to be a part of SWEET. It is educational, well presented, and I learn something new or forgotten with every webinar that I attend." - Vilma, LCSW-R
"Organized and prepares group of what topics are being covered." - Mark, LMSW
"I love that there is a common language for terms and how things work together. Helps integrate the information." - Jill, LMSW
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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator
Mardoche Sidor, MD is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.
Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.