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Monday, 7 March 2011

How to be more Effective

This is just a blog to share with you delegates’ feedback on our new course HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE: THERAPY APPLICATIONS OF TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (CETS - MODULE 2) that run for the first day in London last week:

The feedback is extremely positive with 90% of delegates assessing all elements of the course as “Very Good”, indeed some of them marked it even as “Very Good +++”.

Paul Grantham, who facilitated the course, was extremely pleased with the delegates’ participation and their involvement during the course.

I just want to quote one response that summarised the overall opinion of the delegates:

• “Today has taken me out of my comfort zone, but in a good way. I would never have thought of using this kind of research to help my clients but there is so much to choose from!”

Remember, if you are booking online you can still take advantage of Early Bird Booking Discount and save over £25 of the regular price:

This course is a module of the Certificate in Essential Therapy Skills, approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of CPD:

Looking forward to meeting at our courses soon.


  1. Dear Paul,

    Thank you for your most recent mail and I agree there are a
    great many interesting research studies that could be very useful.
    Since working in drug and alcohol field (10years)I have found
    part of the psychosynthesis model relating to sub-personalities very
    helpful for clients and also looked upon NLP and make good use of T.A.
    and CBT (of which I am a supervisor).
    At initial assessment we will be mindful of the language pattern
    used by the client, that can give us indicators of how they initially
    view the world and link this into our formulation and conceptualisation.
    At this listening and rapport building stage we are screening
    for any risks that need to be dealt with immediately.
    Once we have established a working hypothesis, we ask the client
    "so, who are you, how would you describe yourself"
    Again and again we found that clients would refer to themselves
    in the most derogatory manner "Im a junkie, Im and alcoholic, which stage we would introduce the egg model and the sub
    personalities, by working on a white board or just pen and paper if we
    are working in their homes.
    Demonstrating that there is a central "I", from which developed
    all the areas they had talked to us about, during their assessment.
    We use the attached paperwork to demonstrate this by writing in
    the bubbles. Therefore, as an example the client as 'a daughter', 'a
    sister', 'a school child' 'the dancer', 'ex-partner', 'mother',
    'step-mother', 'drug user' etc etc
    We then invite the client to recognise that the way in which we
    think and behave within each of the bubbles may be different, how we
    are as a mother is not how we are as a drug user and they we seem to
    have a moral code and values and beliefs attached to each
    When the client recognises that he/she is not just one thing,
    but a myriad of parts, it gives them a choice to look into these
    separate behaviours and start respecting where they came from. It is
    often a releif to them that we view them as more than their presenting
    It is remarkable how the most chaotic clients respond once they
    recognise they have been heard and that their alcohol using self was
    not always there when they were once 'the fastest runner in the
    school'! and that their feelings as 'a mother' were quite different to
    that as 'a daughter'.
    We use this system in both our one to one sessions and the
    progression on to group, where they learn it all over again.

    I hope you find this interesting.

    Kind regards L.W.

    p.s. We have been fortunate enough to have retained our full contract
    funding and discussed about a memer of staff attending your group work
    workshop and I am keen to complete the 4 part certificate as mentioned
    in your recent mail.

  2. When are SDS going to offer training in Manchester? We Mancunian therapists are not always able to travel South or cross the Pennines for our CPD. Having attended the Motivational Interviewing module in 2009, I'd love to do another 1 or 2 modules which finally contribute towards the 4 part Certificate in Essential Therapy Skills. Come on SDS, I know I'm not the only one keen to sign up this year!

  3. We are currently running RBT courses in Birmingham and Leeds - they will be coming to Manchester later this year.
    THank you for your continous support and interest.


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