Lectures and Workshopsnattassa2021-10-20T09:26:05+00:00
USING METAPHOR AND STORY IN COMMUNICATING, COUNSELLING, AND TEACHING. GLASSER’S HIDDEN LEGACY.
It is possible that Glasser was not even aware of the skill with which he instinctively matched his communication style to that of the person sitting in the chair across from him. Others were certainly aware of this crucial skill and taught it, wrote about it, and developed it further. This lecture, in a light hearted and entertaining way shows that everybody can enhance their communication skills by entering the magic world of therapeutic metaphor and story.
has been involved with RT/CT since 1989 and has presented on Choice Theory topics both in Ireland and at oversea’s conventions. Though he has thoroughly enjoyed instructing, particularly training new faculty, the memories he most enjoyed were the times spent role playing clients with Doctor Glasser, of whom he says: he could see into your very soul.
TALKING TO CLIENTS IN RELATION TO ISSUES AROUND WITHDRAWING FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS
December 2019 saw the publication in the UK of a document called “Guidance for Therapists”, which sought to address ways in which therapists could engage in meaningful conversations with clients around the area of prescribed psychiatric medication. 25% of the UK population was prescribed a psychiatric drug in the past year and concern has increased on how to reduce this dependence and how to address issues of withdrawal. This lead to a parliamentary group setting up a committee of experts, psychiatrists and psychologists and a professor of ethics, to see how best to address the issue.
This is a high powered publication endorsed by all the leading professional therapy bodies and by the British Psychological Society. It summarises the available knowledge on these topics in one large document. The Guidance is not based on the “medical model” and is largely supportive of the approach taken by Dr. Glasser. It asserts that the use of “medical language” shapes how distress is understood and managed and it proposes an alternative psychologically based understanding.
The presentation will highlight the following questions and concerns:
How do drugs work? We will look at two models of drug action (Joanne Moncrieff) – the “Disease Centred Model” and the “Drug Centred Model”.
Are issues involving prescribed medication the exclusive remit of doctors and psychiatrists?
What type of knowledge is needed to support clients, for example, knowledge on the effects of medications and knowledge about withdrawing from drugs?
Ethical issues – distinguishing between “medical information” and “medical advice”. Should I consider signposting the client to further relevant information or evidence about the drugs they are taking or considering taking or withdrawing from?
Which general ethical principles might guide therapists in addressing these issues.
(M.S. Family Counselling) is a Senior Faculty member of the William Glasser Institute and holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy.
He has worked as a Guidance Counsellor with adolescents in a school setting for over 30 years and as a supervisor with school based Guidance Counsellors. He also works with adults in a drop-in centre. He has presented at previous national and European conferences.
RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI supervisor and EIRT Faculty member. Since 1999 she has experience of individual and group counseling, and since 2008 she has had the supervisory status in the process of teaching Choice Theory. She has been a board member of the Association for Reality Therapy TI in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the beginning (2003). She has completed a three-year education “Philosophy and methods of psychodrama” and written several articles about the experience of counseling individuals and groups.
is a social pedagogue and rehabilitator who gained extensive experience in the public education system, organizing training and education for teachers, headmasters and counsellors. She is a faculty member of HURT and EIRT, and has earned the EART and EAP diplomas in psychotherapy. She works with individuals and partners as a counsellor, teaches group management and organizes training for various professionals. She also received master-level certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and basic education in Mindfulness.
ANA NUŠA KERN
is a professor of history, WGI instructor and EIRT Faculty Board member. She has been the principal of the Preserje pri Radomljah primary school for more than 25 years and 15 years since she has been the principal of Glasser’s quality school, which this year received the prestigious title of the Most Cultural School 2021 in Slovenia..
Pedagogue and sociologist, Reality Therapy Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy, couch. She is a faculty member at the European Institute for Reality Therapy and co-founder of the Institute. In the context of Psychotherapy trainings, she works as a teacher-trainer, supervisor of clinical practice and therapist for personal experience. She has therapeutic and counselling experience with families, partners therapy, educational and mental health problems. For the last 10 years she has been working in her private practice in Koper.
RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP). WGI and EIRT Senior Faculty and trainer. Director of Training of European Institute for Reality Therapy, Secretary General of European Association for Reality Therapy (EART). Has been working for 36 years in the field of counseling and since 1990 in teaching Choice Theory and its application in different fields of human activity (counseling, education, management). Author of number of articles and co- author of several books.
is a psychologist, RT psychotherapist with a European certificate for psychotherapy, WGI instructor and EIRT Faculty Board member. Long-term experience in counselling and psychotherapy as well as teaching in Reality Therapy training programs.
RT Psychotherapist with EAP certification, WGI supervisor, member of the EIRT Faculty Board, with many years of experience in group and individual work (NGO institutions) with women and children (domestic and war violence), working for over 20 years at the family and partnership counselling service „Plavi telefon“
CVITA VASILJ STUDAK
is a social pedagogue, RT psychotherapist with the European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI supervisor, member of EIRT and HURT. For 10 years she has worked in social services with children and young people with behavioral disorders and with their parents, as well as in the Centre for eating disorders. Married, mother of two boys.
The psychologist and Psychotherapist currently works at the „Family centre“ – a state-funded counselling service in Senj, Croatia. In his daily practice he works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As a member of the faculty board of the European Institute for Reality Therapy he is involved in providing training programs – supervising and teaching Choice Theory. Currently he serves as president of the European Association for Reality Therapy (EART). He is happily married and a father of five wonderful children.
Davor has been working as a counsellor and Lecturer for Choice Theory for the past twenty-five years. He is a WGI senior instructor and a certified Reality Therapy Psychotherapist at the European Psychotherapy Association. He currently holds the position of a school psychologist and is the head of an Advisory Centre for children and Youth, who have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. Davor is also teaching Quality Parenting and Glasser Quality School Courses, as well as working in Psychosocial treatment for domestic violence offenders. He is a member and the co-founder of several non-governmental associations, whose main objectives are helping and supporting families, children, and youth. Davor is an innovator and author of multiple didactic games and toys.
University graduate in pedagogics and professor of psychology, Reality Therapy Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy, WGI supervisor and EIRT member, supervisor for the Dutch Development -Educative model of Supervision. Worked as a RT supervisor for more than 20 years. She is the author of several articles in the field of RT and Supervision. She is retired but still practicing individual, partners and group Psychotherapy.
DENISE VOJVODA ŠKROBE
RT Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). She works at Social Services as a counsellor for children, adolescents, and their families. Further, she acts as an external associate Psychotherapist in the “Down” (Down syndrome) Centre in Pula. She teaches Choice Theory as a Training Supervisor in different fields of human activities, such as life -parenting, marriage, and education.
Univ. dipl. social worker; psychotherapist; basic week instructor RT TI, licensed supervisor in social care; Program Manager of the SOS Association for Women and Children Victims of Violence;
Professor, Social educator, Rehab educator, PRT, CRT, ECP; Senior teacher, President of the Croatian Association for RT, WGI board member.
Long-term work experience in mental health at the psychiatric clinic. Experience in working with different groups (Psychotherapy groups, social skills training for people with psychotic disorders, sociotherapy groups); Individual psychotherapy with different clients. Long-term experience working as a teacher of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory.
IRENA KRAJCAR KOKALJ
RT Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). Senior WGI Instructor. For most of her career she was employed in Social Services. For the past ten years she was employed in the Family Centre in Pula, dealing with individual, marriage or family counselling. She is teaching Choice Theory as a Training Supervisor and Instructor, mainly organizing and leading workshops for children, adolescents, parents, and other groups in different fields of human activities, such as life-parenting, marriage, and education.
is a psychologist, RT psychotherapist with a European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI Basic instructor, EIRT Faculty Board member.
is professor defectologist for MVO, social worker, RT psychotherapist with a European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI instructor and since 1996 a member of the EIRT. He has been working in the field of mental health and assistance more than 35 years.
Psychologist and Psychotherapist holding a European Certiﬁcate for Psychotherapy. For most of her professional career she was employed as a psychologist in High School, with a focus on counselling. Also acting as an external associate Psychotherapist in the city counselling centres in both Pazin and Buzet. Teaching Choice Theory as a Training Supervisor in different fields of human activities, such as life-parenting, marriage, and education.
Reality Therapy Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI and EIRT senior instructor, teacher, trainer, and clinical practice supervisor and professional with many years of experience in group leadership in RT/CT and PRT training processes.
She is working as an associate in a psychological centre in Zagreb for 20 years, where she is engaged in mental health care for children, their parents, as well as other adults.
Social pedagogue, Psychotherapist and RT supervisor. Lives and works in Split. Since 2013 she is employed in the non-governmental association MoSt in educational and counselling support programmes for children, youth and their parents. Works in the field of counselling, education, and management.
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, employed in a public health centre for the last 17 years, mainly working with children, adolescents and their parents.
LEANDRA MILETIĆ ČINIĆ
A medical doctor, school medicine specialist, RT psychotherapist with European Certificate for psychotherapy, WGI supervisor and member of the EIRT Teachers’ a Council. She works in Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health. Provides psychotherapy for children, youths and parents. In Youth Health Center Zagreb leads counseling center for eating disorders and obesity.
PRT Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP). Instructor at WGI Faculty. 33 years of work experience with children and young people with behavioural disorders. Since 2003. teaching Choice Theory and its application to different fields of human activity (counselling, education, coaching). Works with the “White Ring” NGO supporting crime victims and as the head of a psychosocial treatment service for domestic violence offenders.
Reality Therapy Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), Reality Therapy supervisor. Apart from that, she holds a certificate in therapeutic play skills (RMPTI – Green Stream). She works as a social pedagogue at a primary school. In addition to her experience in individual work with students, parents and teachers at school and clients outside of school, she also has group work experience with students, their parents, and teachers, aimed at strengthening their personal/professional competencies. She is part of the Croatian team for quality in schools that works on developing the program for Quality School Training. She firmly believes in the Quality School model, which is why she is trying to share that idea among the teachers and school associates she works with, as well as beyond that level. Lately, she has been working as an expert associate in a psychological centre and her clients are mostly children, youths, and their parents.
MARJANA RAJČEVIĆ KAZALAC
-born on May 10, 1984 in Pula
– married since 2011, mother of three children
– In 2002 she graduated from the General Gymnasium in Poreč
– In 2007 she obtained the title of graduate psychologist-professor at the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Arts in Rijeka
-2008. permanently employed as a psychologist at the Counseling Center for Children, Youth and Family in the Poreč Zdravi grad
– In 2008 she enrolled in the Reality Therapy education
-2019. obtained the title of Psychotherapist of Reality Therapy and began training as a teacher of Reality therapy
MARINA STANKOVIĆ GJURETEK
RT psychotherapist with a European degree in ECP psychotherapy, teacher and supervisor. A doctor of medicine, a public health specialist, works at the Institute of Public Health at the Counseling Center of the Center for Addiction Prevention and Mental Health.
MIRJANA PALČIČ BUBNIČ
Social worker and Psychotherapist holding a European Degree in Psychotherapy. Supervisor and instructor for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Director of the European Institute for Reality Therapy and member of the faculty of said Institute. She has 25 years of working experience at the Izola Social Work Centre, working with people with various problems. She has been running her own Psychotherapy practice for the last 10 years. She is a supervisor, licensed by the Social Chamber of Slovenia and a InsideOut Coach licensed by the Academy of Choice.
RT Psychotherapist holding a EAP certificate. WGI senior instructor. Gained working experience as a psychologist in various practical psychological fields. Gained many years of experience in individual and group counselling and psychotherapy, training professionals and management
is a psychologist, RT psychotherapist, EIRT supervisor, member of EIRT and HURT, and employed in her own private psychotherapy practice. For the last 7 years she has worked with people who have eating disorders. Collaborates with the BEA-Center for Eating Disorders as a permanent external contributor. From 2017 to 2020, she was leading a support group for adolescents with eating disorders and a psychotherapeutic group for clients diagnosed with eating disorders in “Sveti Ivan” Psychiatric Hospital in Zagreb.
For decades, she has worked in a preschool institution as a psychologist. She has ten years of experience in the field of parenting through experiential and educational workshops as well as through individual counseling of parents. Secretary of the Chamber of Psychotherapy Croatia. Married, mother of three girls.
A medical doctor, Reality Therapy psychotherapist with a European Certificate for Psychotherapy, in training for RT instructor. She works as a doctor specialized in internal/cardiovascular medicine. She has long-standing experiences in counselling and raising the awareness of a healthy lifestyle in chronic disease prevention and treatment.
OLGA LILIJA HRIBERNIK
is a RT psychotherapist with a European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP) and a specialist for supervision, WGI supervisor, EIRT Faculty Board member.
STELA PROSENJAK ŽUMBAR
Choice Theory has been an important part of her life for twenty five years. Štefanija is both living and teaching Choice Theory and she is a certified WGI Basic Week Instructor and a certified Reality Psychotherapist at the Europian Psychotherapy Association. She is currently working as a counselor at the Advisory Centre for children, youth, marriage and family. She holds Glasser Quality School education, psychosocial treatment for domestic abuse offenders and pre-marital courses for couples. Štefanija is a member of several non-governmental associations whose main goal is to provide help and support to families, children and youth.
TATJANA GADŽE OKIĆ
Doctor, specialist in school medicine, RT psychotherapist with a European degree in psychotherapy, member of the EIRT teachers’ council, many years of work with pupils, students and parents at the Youth Center.
ŽIVANA STEGIĆ IVAS
Teacher, RT Psychotherapist holding a European Certificate of Psychotherapy, WGI instructor and member of the EIRT Teacher’s Council.