The Benefits and Boundaries
There are good reasons why so many therapists are adopting a coaching style in sessions: it can create a strong sense of collaboration between therapist and client, and in doing so, grease the wheels of motivation for change. But while some coaching elements fit into therapy easily, others challenge therapeutic norms and boundaries. This workshop will help you apply the techniques and structure that allow clients to set clear goals and see the progress they make, even in a single session. Learn coaching skills that have been modified specifically for therapy and see how to boost client satisfaction and retention. You’ll explore:
- The best way to structure therapy sessions to identify goals and generate concrete results each time
- How to adopt a collaborative coaching stance that encourages action steps without overstepping therapeutic boundaries
- Specific coaching skills, including how to ask powerful questions and set the stage for readiness
- The steps to using a “coaching edge”—the compassionate confrontation that boosts motivation and keeps clients on track
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is a psychotherapist in private practice, a master certified coach, and the author of Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action and Possibility in Every Session and Building Your Ideal Private Practice.