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Impact Therapy: Putting Theories Into Practice: Introduction (03:18)


Dr. Ed Jacobs and Dr. Christine Schimmel outline the discussion on impact therapy and multi-sensory counseling.

Counseling Tenets (10:55)

Schimmel and Jacobs review the basic ideas they use in their approach to counseling and provide examples. Tenets include: the four Ms—multi-sensory, motivational, marketing, and maps.

Depth Chart Map (03:43)

Adolescent brains are still developing and children tend to bounce between topics. Schimmel uses a chart to demonstrate taking the counseling session to a deeper level. Use R.C.F.F.C.—rapport, contract, focus, and funnel.

Common Counseling Mistakes (05:59)

Mistakes include: reflects more than necessary, repeatedly listening to the same story without interruption, does not focus on the session, waits too long to focus and funnel, uses the "hope method," makes counseling boring,

Adlerian Theory (06:21)

Alfred Adler stated that birth order matters and that siblings are more influential than parents. Adlerian questions include: birth order, place in your family, favoritism, and early recollections.

Adlerian Theory: Role Play (04:54)

Jacobs and Schimmel use role play to demonstrate Adlerian questions. Schimmel plays a ninth grade student whose parents are getting a divorce and Jacobs is her counselor. Jacobs reviews Schimmel's answers to his questions.

Adlerian Approach to Parenting (10:11)

Jacobs and Schimmel advocate the use of Don Dinkmeyer's "The Parent's Handbook;" they use role play to demonstrate the Adlerian approach. Jacobs plays a single parent and Schimmel is his counselor; Schimmel explains the four reasons children misbehave.

Adlerian Approach to Parenting: Behavior Modification (12:02)

Jacobs and Schimmel use role play to demonstrate the Adlerian approach. Schimmel provides tips for managing attention seeking, power struggles, revenge, and displays of inadequacy. She identifies three parenting styles.

Understanding Misbehavior (04:29)

Jacobs and Schimmel advocate the use of Don Dinkmeyer's "The Parent's Handbook" for the Adlerian approach to parenting. Schimmel uses techniques and concepts from the book at Lost Creek Elementary. Jacobs and Schimmel explain props that could be used during the counseling session—hammer and shield.

Reality Therapy (16:39)

Robert Wubbolding created the WDEP system—want, doing, evaluate, and plan. Jacobs and Schimmel use role play to demonstrate the approach.

Reality Therapy: Ending the Session (01:48)

When using WDEP, build in accountability. Schimmel demonstrates how to close the counseling session with the client.

Transtheoretical Model (03:04)

Become familiar with stages of change—precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. Jacobs and Schimmel apply the model to the WDEP session they demonstrated.

Stages of Change (04:09)

Jacobs applies the five stages to the idea of exercising. Nine out of 10 kids identified on the "early warning system" are in the precontemplation stage; Schimmel offers suggestions for counseling these students. Use chairs to setup movement and change.

REBT (05:38)

Thoughts cause feelings. Jacobs identifies key sentences to healthy living including: changing your personal narrative and keeping expectations in line with reality. Schimmel explains "ANTS in your head."

REBT: Role Play (16:48)

Jacobs plays a teenager who believes his parents' divorce is mostly his fault. Schimmel uses the A, B, C technique to identify his self-talk.

Disputing Negative Self-talk (07:03)

Jacobs and Schimmel discuss counseling a teacher who ran over her 2-year-old child 15 years prior and a 17-year-old who witnessed his father killing his mother when he was seven.

ANTS (06:29)

Jacobs plays a student who is anxious about an upcoming SAT test. Schimmel uses REBT techniques to help him dispute the automatic negative thoughts.

Transactional Analysis (TA) (03:55)

Schimmel describes teaching TA to middle school students in Harrison County using Winnie the Pooh characters; she suggests using portions of "TA for Tots" to teach elementary school students.

TA Role Play (11:19)

Jacobs plays a student who keeps getting into fights with two other boys. Schimmel uses TA techniques to teach him why he fights so that he can make a different choice.

Teaching TA (10:19)

Bringing passion for helping students into the counseling session makes techniques more powerful. Jacobs and Schimmel role play teaching a frustrated teacher TA techniques. Schimmel highlights three internal parts—parent ego state, adult ego state, and child ego state.

Audience Comments (06:46)

Audience members share "take home messages" from the presentation on impact therapy. Jacobs and Schimmel summarize theory driven counseling.

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Impact Therapy: Putting Theories Into Practice

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This video focuses on the use of six counseling theories presenting creative ways to incorporate them into counseling practice using examples from school counseling situations. Dr. Ed Jacobs and Dr. Christine Schimmel first present an overview of Impact Therapy and then briefly present tenets of Adlerian theory followed by two demonstrations showing how Adlerian counseling can be used with children and parents. Next they show the use of WDEP from Reality Therapy followed by a discussion of the Transtheoretical Model that incorporates the Stages of Change. After a brief discussion of REBT, the presenters, using a whiteboard, show two powerful, creative uses of REBT with children—one dealing with divorce and one with test anxiety. The workshop ends with two demonstrations showing the use of extra chairs with Transactional Analysis—one with an adolescent and one with a teacher.

Length: 157 minutes

Item#: BVL142873

Copyright date: ©2014

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