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Socratic Questioning in Psychotherapy and Counseling

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This course focuses on the uses of Socratic style questioning in psychotherapy and counseling as a means of respectfully revealing the client’s mistaken beliefs and private logic. The emphasis will be on strategic questioning of the client to help them understand and work out their own solutions to their problems. The course is online from 5/14/18 - 6/18/18. Registration for the class closes 1 week prior to start date to allow text materials to be purchased. It has been approved by the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. The course may be taken for 15 CE hours or 1 credit. The course is led by Richard Close, MA, DMin, LPCC-S, LMFT-S. If requesting credit, please contact Ev Haas at 612-767-7044.

The use of Socratic questioning in psychotherapy and counseling as a means of gaining information and fostering client insight.
The similarities and differences between Socratic and Adlerian questioning.
Skills in initiating and facilitating Socratic dialogue in a face-to-face and asynchronous dialogue.
The core elements comprising the professional identity of the Adlerian Socratic inquirer.

The course will be presented through Moodle. Texts, Materials, and Resources Required are:
Stein, H. (2013). Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy, Volume 1. Theory and practice: A Socratic Approach to Democratic Living.
Required Articles and Handouts: See your Moodle 716 course page for additional readings or uploads.

Adler Graduate School has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6915. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Adler Graduate School is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.