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Stephen N. Finzo, PsyD.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Keynote: Engaging for Motivation
It goes without question the first interaction is significant in determining the tone and course for the therapeutic relationship. The journey of change is both informational and dynamic while enhancing ability and responsibility, and requires a level of engagement that is accepting and authentic. We will explore the interview process including skills for obtaining necessary information leading to a competent assessment and treatment formulation as well as skills for engagement that is motivational for the client. We will expand on concepts of building the alliance and viewing the client to allow for generalizing of skills into their home, school, work, and society. We will address some key components that include being able to cast a vision of hope, demonstrating and earning trust, authenticity, mutual respect, and strength based resourcing highlighting competent strategies working toward effective engagement. In our endeavor to understand engagement we will address barriers to building the adequate therapeutic relationship as well as what engagement is not.
Matthew Gallagher, MEd, LCPC
Friday, March 27, 2020 Keynote:
Matthew Gallagher works as a therapist in private practice serving the Wichita area, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He began his career as a classroom teacher before transitioning to school counseling and later private practice serving individuals, couples, and children since 2009. He has worked with a variety of populations in diverse settings and is the owner of Restoration Counseling & Consultation. Matthew has pursued advanced training in parenting strategies, personality assessment, and the treatment of trauma in an effort to help others live life more effectively, discovering just as much about himself along the way. His talk this weekend, Learning to Serve, describes our life-long process of developing insights into how we can better understand and accept ourselves and those around us. He will be sharing with us about Personality Informed Research.