Conversation: How Should We Respond When Clients Express Unsound Beliefs?
William Goldberg, LCSW, discussed the psycho-social dynamics of conspiracy theories at the January 10th Conversation. (See the summary in our latest issue of the IPS Newsletter). Several of the participants requested a follow-up Conversation. We will discuss the therapist’s role and techniques for handling clients' therapeutically challenging beliefs that might cloud their view of reality. We will also discuss the differences between benign and destructive distortions and the ethics of challenging a client's conclusions.
1. Participants will be able to distinguish between delusions that are the result of mental illness and delusions that are the result of a systematic effort to convert people to a bizarre worldview.
2. Participants will be able to identify the developmental factors that render people vulnerable to the appeal of conspiracy theories and other distorted views of reality.
3. Participants will learn interventive techniques that can help clients who believe in conspiracy theories and other distorted views of reality.
Facilitator: William Goldberg, LCSW, PsyA
Place: Zoom Meeting
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Time: 11:am to 1:00pm
Fee: $10 payable via Zelle, PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org, or check sent to 14-25 Plaza Rd., Ste. N 2-4, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
by March12, 2021
Zoom invitation will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.
Please join us after to ask questions and get more information on our program.
2 Credit Hours on March 14, 2021 via Synchronous Videoconference.
2 CEU's provided by the NJSCSW, a recognized provider of Continuing Education Units by the NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners.