Getting Unstuck will help counselors discover ways to help clients who are caught in shame, have a victim’s mindset, and are unwilling to change. This course will equip participants with practical and evidence-based ways to help even the most challenging and reluctant clients to move forward and get unstuck.
GU 101: What Clinicians Need to Know about Shame
Curt Thompson, M.D.
Shame is an interpersonal, neurobiological state that disrupts the function of the mind both intra and interpersonally. This lecture will explore the features of shame from the perspective of interpersonal neurobiology in the context of a biblical anthropology, along with the psychotherapeutic and spiritual practices that lead to healing.
GU 102: Help Your Client Move from Victim Mindset to Owner Mindset
Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.
Clients who have been abused often continue self-identifying as victims long after their abuse. They get stuck feeling helpless and powerless over their feelings, choices, and lives. This lecture will help participants recognize how one’s mindset can hinder recovery and growth.
GU 103: Helping Clients and Families Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: A Key to Genuine Change
John Trent, Ph.D., and Deborah Gorton, Ph.D.
In working with individuals or families, counselors and coaches continuously run into a significant factor that derails great insights from ever taking root as real change. That is the genuine need for people to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Participants will learn take-home strategies on how people can stay engaged and build resilience, even when it is uncomfortable to do so.