Staying on the Right Side of the Moment: Paul Rasmussen, PhD - On Zoom
Strategies for keeping the individual forward focused and committed to the process of developing greater psychological muscle is presented.
About this Event
This is a Zoom Presentation
A great deal of therapy is spent doing retrospective assessment of the individual’s lifestyle. While this is important, useful and often very important. However, life is lived in the moment with forward momentum. In this workshop, strategies for keeping the individual forward focused and committed to the process of developing greater psychological muscle is presented. Psychological muscle is discussed relative to the Adlerian life-tasks.
The objective of this workshop is to emphasize the importance of being forward focused in therapy. While it is useful and often necessary to do retrospective assessments, in therapy everything that is done is done in order to help the individual, couple or family to more forward through time and circumstance with optimal efficiency
Participants will be taught a variety of strategies for helping clients to develop the psychological muscle necessary to function as an efficient adult in a social world.
The three hours will be broken down as follows:
15 mins Description of the challenge: Introducing the 6 ways of doing therapy.
30 mins The importance of Psychological Muscle: RC2 Model.
30 mins The 6 Pillars of Awareness: Of what does one need to be aware?
10 mins Break
30 mins Social Realities: Hope, Expectations and Entitlements
15 mins Pareto’s Principle and the #1 Rules
45 mins Four Rules of Relationships, Expectations Neutralizers, Language
15 mins Questions and reflection
Given time limits, the presentation will be primarily lecture with examples and the promotion of personal reflection.
Paul Rasmussen has his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Medicine and Adult Clinical Psychology. He currently works with Veterans at WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has presented at the Adler Graduate School and taught many classes at the Adler University and also many courses at ICASSI. He is the author of many Adlerian Journal articles.