Workshop 39 – Wendel Ray, PhD – MRI Brief Therapy – From the Initial Contact to the Final Interview
Conceptually simple, MRI Brief Therapy takes seriously the idea that it is not so much problems in living that bring people into therapy, but ineffective efforts being made to resolve those difficulties that inadvertently exacerbate and perpetuate the problem into irresolvable vicious cycles. Effective brief therapy facilitates clients to Interrupt efforts being made to resolve the problem that inadvertently perpetuate the problem, and in doing so the problem often dissipates on its own. A-Historical, Non-normative and Non-pathological, this model has demonstrated effectiveness with the widest variety of problems in living, and serves as the prototypical orientation from which many current family and brief therapy approaches derive. This workshop will use rare video recordings of John Weakland and Richard FIsch, two pioneers of the mode to teach basic components of the approach to achieve effective and efficient brief therapy.
- Learn the basic steps of the model: 1. What is the complain and How is it a problem?
- Learn to identify the attempted solution (AS) that inadvertently perpetuate the problem.
- Learn basics of reframing and task assignment effective and efficient brief therapy.