SAGE Video: Course Playlists - Counseling & Psychotherapy

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  • Counseling Skills

    Mick Cooper discusses how a therapist can help a client weed out and examine negative thoughts, using these thoughts to catalyze therapeutic insight(s). For example, if an adult client thinks of the world as a critical and harsh place, it may be an opportunity for the therapist to help them explore the impact of negative childhood experiences on their current perception of the world.
    As Maria recounts an incident that was upsetting to her, Alex pays attention to her non-verbals. Maria is not explicitly naming all of her emotional response to the incident but does appear to convey additional information nonverbally. See if you can spot any key non-verbals before Alex mentions them. Alex offers his observation of the non-verbals to Maria as a way of inviting her to expand her account of her experience.
    A neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) approach to the counseling and coaching topic of goal setting sets up a context where the client feels comfortable and the goals are reachable. The NLP coach or counselor sets goals with the client that are specific, measurable, and achievable. In terms of motivating the client, NLP coaches/counselors place emphasis on chunk size or whether the goal is visionary or definable, time frame, and the greater context of the client's conscious and unconscious life.
  • Counseling Settings/Client Groups

    This film introduces teletherapy, its limitations and benefits, privacy issues, and the best ways to practice teletherapy.
    Dr. John Winslade, Ph.D., counsels a woman dealing with the weight of her mother's refusal of treatment for her alcoholic tendencies. Following this, Winslade discusses the experience with Dr. Lorraine Hedtke, Ph.D.
    In this documentary, Dr. Frederic Rabinowitz, describes different counseling approaches to help men become emotionally expressive and some of the benefits of counseling for men.
  • Professional Issues

    Two examples are presented of a counselor asking to videotape a session, one in which the counselor pressures the client into agreeing and one in which exploitation is avoided.
    In this role-play session, Duncan Craig explains his client's rights to privacy within the context of a police investigation. He emphasizes that it may feel to the client that the aims of criminal justice may feel misaligned with the goals of therapy.
    Pauline Andrew describes the methods and approaches she uses to train counselors in Gestalt therapy.
  • Theories and Approaches

    A psychotherapist defines what behavioral therapy is and gives a demonstration with a client.
    In this dramatized therapy session with David Hutchinson, he and his client discuss the ways diet, exercise, and substances can affect behavior.
    In this tutorial dance movement therapy is discussed in the context of suicide prevention. By looking at how stress and isolation may impact body orientation and movement dynamics, movement analysis can help in identifying suicidal risk factors and warning signs. Additionally, dance movement therapy can help increase a person's resiliency and strengthen protective factors; further reducing suicide risk.