During this consultation hour, a student presents the case of a 12-year-old female child, who is being treated within the context of family therapy. Dr. Colker assists the student in gaining a deeper understanding of the family and provides a conceptual framework to guide treatment. Dr. Colker encourages the student to assume a positive approach in which the family takes a "vacation" from the fighting in order to create positive engagement.
The student's reactions as the therapist were also processed as a means to better understand the dynamics that play out in session.
Video Length: 47:01
During this consultation hour, Dr. Colker uses the open forum counseling technique with adult siblings. Discussions on birth order, family constellations, and lifestyle development are involved. In addition, misguided or overdriven beliefs are expressed and explored, and the concept of roles and places of significance are investigated. Dr. Colker also recommends and defines family counsels within Adlerian interventions.