Research shows that people achieve lasting change if they have a positive working relationship with the helper who is facilitating that change process. Module 3, Using the Interactional Helping Skills to Achieve Lasting Change, introduces participants to the four phases of the Interactional Helping Skills Model, including: the Preliminary/Preparatory Phase, Beginning/Contracting Phase, Middle/Working Phase and the Ending/Transitions Phase. Participants will learn the fundamental skills associated with each phase of the model including Tuning in to Self; Tuning in to Others; Clarifying Purpose and Role; Dealing with Issues of Authority; Reaching for Feedback; and Questioning.
Participants will also use strength-based, solution-focused questions through each phase of the interview. Connections will then be made to the six assessment domains that are explored at each contact/interview to inform casework decision-making and drive planning. Participants will then have the opportunity to apply these skills to individual sessions with children, youth and families. This workshop has been approved for 18 continuing education credits.