Welcome to the Home Study Course entitled "I'm Unlovable: Changing Client's
Lifetraps" sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute. Our primary intent
for this home study course is to provide quality education to foster your professional
growth. The Institute has provided quality education since 1979 to thousands in
the US and Canada as well.
Hi. My name is Brian Clark. I'll be the narrator
of this CD. We appreciate that you've chosen this course as a vehicle for you
to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc., dealing with the "I'm Unlovable"
I'll call lifetraps, I define as persistent negative patterns of thinking, feeling
and behaving that are often created during childhood. As each case study is given,
if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation, I encourage you to pause
this track and make a few notes regarding the application of the principle to
your setting. However, these notes are for your purposes only and are not to be
sent to the Healthcare Training Institute.
completion of the Answer Booklet: at the end of each CD track, a question is asked.
This question corresponds with a question in your Answer Booklet. Merely write
the correct letter on the blank line that precedes each question. Keep in mind
there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions, they are merely intended
to verify the playing of this CD.
questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that preceded it.
For this reason, to facilitate answering of each question, you might read the
question from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD Track. By knowing
what the question is ahead of time you'll then know the content to listen for
that contains the answer. So just a hint, after you answer a question, read on
to the next question in order to give youself a "heads up" to listen
for the content that contains the answer.
the purpose of brevity most generally I'll use the term "therapist"
or "mental health professional." However, don't let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situations. When you hear the word "therapists,"
if your job title is social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist,
mental health counselor, professional counselor, resident director, program assistant,
etc., merely substitute the appropriate term that is the most meaningful to you.
In short don't let my use of the term "therapist" cognitively set you
off-track from hearing the content because your job title is school counselor,
for example. I'll also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity.
However, if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose
"client" to the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work
let's get started... This CD's exploration of "I'm Unlovable: Changing
Client's Lifetraps" includes such topics as: Internal vs. External Controls,
Four Step Depersonalization, Deliberately Opposing and RET, Three-Tiered Affirmations,
Power-Imbalance Questions, Closure Metaphors, Four R's of Regaining Self-Esteem,
and Emotional Roller-coasters
stated earlier, Lifetraps are negative patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving which are often formed in childhood and adolescence. These negative thought patterns
are often self-defeating and result in the client thinking, feeling and saying
to themselves and perhaps to others, "I'm unlovable." Thus, these patterns
make it difficult for clients to accomplish their life goals, meet their needs,