Goals and Objectives: 

- Offer a systematic theory and approach in addressing a broad range of treatment-resistance.

- Recognize that the underlying nature of man is a paradox, and why paradoxical interventions are best suited to work with treatment resistance. 

- Provide a scientific framework to conceptualize the ‘process of change’ as it relates to all forms of psychotherapy treatment.

- Show how an orbits-gravity model can support the concept of ‘spontaneous and exponential’ change.

- Understand why treating secondary non-criminogenic symptoms (ie. anger, poor social skills, self-esteem, etc.) will influence primary targeted (but hard-to-reach) volatile behavior.

- Utilizing this model to unify behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing approaches under a single umbrella theory.

 

Review 15 counter-intuitive paradoxical techniques.

- Recognize the importance of ‘joining’ and ‘humor’ a way to bypass treatment resistance.  

- Explain the difference between paradoxical interventions and ‘reverse psychology’.

- Understand how the educated use of paradoxical interventions will never lead to an intervention ‘backfiring.’