No Bullshit Therapy

No Bullshit Therapy is about being authentic – even in difficult situations and with clients we find challenging.

Turn fearful situations into workable contracts, by establishing motivation congruence and clarifying responsibility and accountability, driven by respect and transparent use of non-toxic power to empower.

Creating a context for mutual honesty and directness, sometimes just by stating how you like to work, can be liberating and productive, especially with people who are forced to attend counselling, suspicious of the counsellor and distrustful of institutions. When combined with warmth, care and respect for the constraints of the work, a counsellor who avoids jargon and uses an honest and direct approach can enhance intimacy and trust, especially with haters of therapy.

No Bullshit Therapy (NBT) provides practitioners with practical tips for working with "hard to engage" clients.

Listen to Prof. Jeff Young, Australia's developer and leading proponent of NBT, talk about the course with his colleagues, Nick Barrington and Angie Nyland.

Course structure

Module 1 - Introduces NBT, outlines theories of bullshit in the age of spin, fake news and the loss of faith in care-giving professionals and institutions

Module 2 - Unpacks the four NBT clinical guidelines, with simulated examples of engaging angry, dismissive and mandated clients

Module 3 - Presents a range of NBT simulated interviews with therapy haters followed by micro analyses of sessions and expert commentary

Module 4 - Provides clinical tools such as self-supervision which enables clients to have tough conversations with significant others

Module 5 - Includes interviews with NBT practitioners discussing their work, a course summary and conclusion

Cost

A$210 + GST for 3 months unlimited access ($231 incl GST)

Course duration

You can expect 7 CPD hours of required learning in an interactive and engaging format, and up to 8 hours of additional, non-required learning where you can access case simulations, interviews and other resources. The total course time will vary depending how many additional case simulations and interviews you view.

What does it include?

Once you receive your login details, you will have three months access to the course and resources.

The online course consists of five modules containing theory, practice tips, video simulations, micro analyses of sessions by client, practitioners and experts, practical tools, interactive exercises, reflective questions and client and practitioner experiences.

You will receive a certificate of completion (7 hours CPD) upon completion of the required learning.

Upon completion of this course

We offer related support and training including:

  • Single Session Thinking (SST)
    SST is an approach which makes the most of each encounter with clients by treating each contact, but especially the first, as though it may be the only contact. SST is an ideal companion to No Bullshit Therapy.
  • Single Session Thinking in Practice
    Single Session Thinking in Practice is a half-day implementation focused training and a practice companion to the self-paced online training. It provides you with an opportunity to consolidate your knowledge of SST and enhance the application of these ideas in your clinical practice.
  • Single Session Family Consultation in Practice
    Single Session Family Consultation in Practice is a half-day implementation focused training and a practice companion to the self-paced online training. It provides you with an opportunity to consolidate your knowledge of SSFC and enhance the application of these ideas in your clinical practice.

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