Stanley Gross, Ed.D., instructor
Get A Grip introduces a series of
skills enabling participants to aid their clients to alter urgent responses to
social threat (e.g., rejection, criticism).
Concepts needed to understand the method will be discussed while experientially
taking participants through the steps of the program.
Get A Grip includes eight steps
designed to reduce reactivity to hot buttons.
It brings together the topics of self-control, mindfulness, core beliefs,
affect, and stress. The workshop will review hot button reactions and experientially approach replacing these habitual responses. Participants will be asked to focus on their
contribution to one of their own urgent reactions and maintain self-awareness
while negotiating the steps. Materials
include individual worksheets for eight steps and a copy of a six-page article (distributed
at the close of the workshop).
approach evolved over a twelve-year period during which I used various
iterations of the program with many of my psychotherapy clients. I observed the power of core beliefs to drive
feeling, thought, and action as well as to resist change. I came to see that the resistance to change
was largely due to the habitual nature of the over-reactive behavior and its
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
sensitive to the implications of hot buttons for work with clients.
the origin and persistence of hot button reactions.
self-control skills to reduce the impact of hot buttons.
skill in the use of self-control skills.
Program Code: GG66
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Stanley J. Gross, Ed. D. recently retired after
twenty-five years of clinical practice in Quincy and West Roxbury, MA. He is Professor Emeritus of Counseling
Psychology at Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN. Dr. Gross is the author of Of Foxes and Hen Houses: Licensing and the Health Professions (1984)
and Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem (2004).
Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Counseling & Psychotherapy
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|Non-Member Fee: ||$135.00||$135.00||$135.00|