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Practice of the Phase Consistent Marital Therapy- model ( FCMT)
The FCMT-model is a brief, practical , interventive and sometimes psycho-educational method of maximal 6 sessions for a very diverse (also more or less psychiatric -oriented) type of relational questions of couples in marital - distress . Compared to other marital therapy models , the FCMT is not monomethodic or proces-oriented ; eg. it offers possibilities to hop from one problem area…to a task area …to another theme…to a new relevant issue.
FCMT offers a direct practical approach with the male as well as female partner in the presented problematic relationship.
Very characteristic of the FCMT-model is the emphasis on focussing , collecting information and interviewing differently as a therapist depending on which specific life-cycle phase (stage) the couple finds itself . For every life cycle phase (Rick Pluut distinguishes 7 fases) a specific cluster of interventions should or can be used . Relational risk factors which the couple brings along are identified and are relevant for the choice of the above mentioned interventions as well.
Another fundamental aspect of the FCMT-model is to make a short evaluation at the beginning of the therapy sessions to check out if there is a discrepancy between the “calendar" life cycle and the “ behavior" life cycle in the relationship of the couple. This is important to know in order to decide what the starting point will be of their marital therapy.
Learning Objectives of the workshop (5—6 hours) ; 1 or 2 days .
Working effectively with remarried Couples and Families.
"This workshop will provide participants a series of practical and logical ideas plus simple tools to be more effective in treating or advising remarried families, couples or individuals and to avoid falling into some classical (emotional) traps.
This pragmatical model consists of creating a simple new colour-genogram to be used as a central hallstand . Stagnations with transitions, painfull themes ,conflicts , difficult choices on what to do or where to stay , can be linked to this simplifying map . So dilemmas and conflicts become more understandable for the family (couple) members and even for the therapist or coaches.
The workshop will explain how family members and couples create rules , myths , and ( logical and illogical ) belief-systems in order to survive . Tensions arrise when old habits and rules are transplanted into new relationships. The workshops explains furthermore classical pitfalls for therapists and families.
The above facts and concepts will assist the helpers in the field to make choices who to invite , in which order to make appointments with the clients and to provide a less emotional overview . Presentation of riskfactors of remarried couples and families will be shown . So therapists can explain more professionally which options are possible , impossible or out of the question .
The choice of when to work psyco-educational and when to help more in the direction of realistic change will be made clear.
Learning Objectives of the workshop (3---6 hours) ; 1/2 or 1 day.
Creativity at Work with Families and Couples.
In order to reach different types of family members eg. age groups ,verbal or visual oriented persons , this workshop will show a wide selection of creative and mostly non verbal possibilities to collect information and create different interventions.
Apart from genograms ( great for training, but boring for clients) the use of illu-grams , organo-grams and colour-grams will be demostrated.
Other visualisation techniques such as the use of space , sculpting , puppets , role playing , toys , drawings , metaphores and metaphorical objects and playful tasks can also become part of your repertoire in order to be able create a more relaxed atmoshere in your sessions .
These visualisation techniques also can help to engage children, youngsters and less intellectual/ cognitive clients to feel more at ease and participate relaxed and benefit more from the sessions.
Learning objectives of the workshop
Bio Drs.Rick Pluut
1976 Drs. Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam ( orientation CBT and client-centered )
1977 - 2017 Psychiatric Center Willibrord outpatient services
1980 - 1984 Specialization in Systems Therapy /Family therapy :strategical and structural model 1984 - Now. Director ISSOOH. 1st.Dutch Systemic Training Institute . Certified Trainer and Supervisor.
1990 Co-founder of EFTA : European Family THerapy Association
1990 - 1999 Boardmember of EFTA .
1990 - 2000 Editor EFTA -News
2004 - 2012 Member Scientific Training Committee of the Academia de la Terapia Familia
in Rome ,Italy.
2004 - 2009 Member Training Advisory Committee of the Dutch Association of Family Therapy.
Since 1998 National and International Workshops on : Couples Therapy ,Remarried Systems Creative and NonVerbal techniques , Bi-cultural marriages , Addiction , Role of Therapist .
100+ workshops and presentations in 24 countries in 4 languages.
Rick Pluut +31 (0)6-5155 6782
Rick Pluut +31 (0)6-5155 6782