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"The Art of Circular Questioning" is an upcoming workshop organised by Focus on the Family Malaysia.

Circular questioning is an "interventive" interviewing that brings a fresh perspective to difficult situations. With the use of questions, the therapist invites clients to share their problems, stories, experiences, histories, hopes, dreams, and expectations. It serves as a means to help clients co-construct awareness of their choices and seek alternative course of action.

The workshop is designed to help therapists use "circular questioning" to prescribe change in couple and family counselling. Participants will construct questioning of past choices, present options, and future possibilities through neutral and hypothesising stance.

To gain a holistic conceptualisation of the dynamics, therapists will probe family members by asking questions, paraphrasing their answers, and noting their verbal and nonverbal responses. Increased understanding of the circularity of dynamics fosters safety and connections in couples and families.

The speaker, Dr. Lim Mee-Gaik is currently teaching at Capella University and has over 20 years experience teaching graduate and undergraduate level classes. Her teaching areas are in the field of counselling, marriage and family therapy, and psychology.

She has also published over 19 articles in the last ten years, mostly in the area of family strengths, marital satisfaction, family-of-origin studies, stage models of counselling, and attachment theories.

Events Details:

Date: 10 & 11 June 2011 – Friday & Saturday
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: RM200 per person
Venue: Focus on the Family Malaysia
6-2 Jalan Bersatu 13/4
46200 Petaling Jaya

To register, please call Focus on the Family Malaysia at 03-7954 7920 or e-mail: [email protected]. You can also visit www.family.org.my for more information.

Focus on the Family Malaysia is a non‐profit organisation with a vision to strengthen families, and is committed to strengthening the family unit so as to help families enjoy an enriched family life.

MySinchew 2011.05.27


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