4 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $39.00
Developed by Steve Andreas, M.A.
This course includes materials consisting of:
General Course Description
The principles and techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) originated in the 1970s with the work of Richard Bandler and John Grinder. These principles have been adapted by and integrated into more familiar therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral, possibility therapy, solution-focused, and EMDR. NLP is a combination of communications theory and psychotherapy. It posits that we have characteristic ways of responding to people and new experiences based upon unconsciously learned physical, cognitive, and linguistic responses. By helping clients reprogram these learned responses-often in a single session-rapid and profound change can occur.
This beginning, introductory course covers the theory behind NLP and includes specific techniques for treating, not just disorders, but broader conditions as well, such as helping clients accept and utilize criticism, enhance their learning, improve their effectiveness in businesses and organizations, and quickly reach a state of forgiveness. Therapists will learn how to bypass clients' consciousness and elicit unconscious motivation for change. Verbatim transcripts of sessions take you into the therapist's office to witness NLP in action. NLP is not without its critics, and this course also provides a critique of NLP.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Summarize the theoretical basis of NLP and the key concepts for creating rapid change
2. List specific NLP techniques for treating specific disorders and conditions
3. Practice how to embed messages in clients' unconscious
4. Review the major criticisms of NLP
Definition of NLP
Applications of NLP
Fundamentals of NLP
How to change clients' internal structures
Clients' perspective patterns, how they affect disorders and how to change them
The opposite ways of resolving phobias and grief
Helping clients hear and utilize criticism
Helping clients resolve grief
Critique of NLP
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