Dr. Wayman has been a clinical director, administrative supervisor, clinical supervisor, psychiatric social worker, involuntary commitment officer, pastoral counselor, guardian ad litem, clinical examiner, expert witness, professor, assistant professor, and guest lecturer. He is presently a full-time professor at Capella University in the CACREP approved Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling Program and the CACREP approved PhD program in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Therapists know the importance of empathy, listening, and asking questions. However, sometimes the importance of clinical demands overshadow these basic clinical skills we may have learned ‘way back when’. This course is a refresher to remind clinicians at all levels about the importance of empathic listening and the art of asking good questions.
Adlerian theory emphasizes each individual’s need for connection and belonging. Yet, it seems the last few years have highlighted deep-rooted social unrest and public health crises that have threatened both of these for most clients. This course will provide an overview of Adlerian theory and therapy, it’s concepts and techniques, as well as concrete ways to use it to improve therapeutic alliance and client outcomes as a result.