Notwithstanding the fact that conversation is a highly valued form of human communication it never ceases to confront everybody as to how often it goes wrong.
For some speakers it is quite perplexing that despite their best intentions to communicate clearly their feelings, knowledge or intentions they are often misunderstood in ways that result in irritation, frustration, anger and hopefully less frequently in conflict and violence.
Despite these potential risks most people communicate regularly and appear to be sufficiently satisfied with the outcome to risk continuing engaging in many further conversations.
The Conversational Model has extracted the essential elements of good communication as understood from a variety of perspectives and has applies them to the therapeutic process in order to facilitate enhanced outcomes.
This talk will provide an overview of the essential elements of the CMT as well as its origins, focus and outcomes.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent