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Strategies for Helping Adult Clients Grow Up

Presented By: Michael Broder, Ph.D.

PCOM 4170 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19131

Time: 8:30am to 12pm 

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3.0 CE

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This workshop presents an innovative seven stage developmental model as a new tool for recognizing cognitions and attitudes—typical of different life stages–in order to select the most effective interventions when treating adult clients and couples. Based on Dr. Michael Broder’s book, Stage Climbing, this model is a system that combines some of the most robust elements of developmental theory with cognitive behavioral (CBT) practice. Participants will learn how to assess a client’s level of maturity in a given aspect of life, in order to formulate interventions that help install the cognitions and behaviors most consistent with therapeutic goals.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Apply Stage Climbing theory and related CBT techniques to their practices;

2. Use observable criteria to calibrate behaviors and cognitions;

3. Identify the stage (or developmental implication) that represents a dysfunctional cognition or pattern, underlying a presenting problem;

4. Learn strategies to help clients/patients clear away emotional obstacles that impair optimal functioning;

5. Select an appropriate therapeutic strategy consistent with the identified target stage.


Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. is a psychologist, bestselling author, continuing education seminar leader, and popular speaker. He is an acclaimed expert in cognitive behavioral therapy, specializing in high achievers and relationship issues. He has been featured in publications; such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time and Newsweek. He has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show and more than a thousand others, talking about his work which centers on bringing about major change in the shortest time possible. His books include; Stage Climbing: The Shortest Path to Your Highest Potential, The Art of Living Single, The Art of Staying Together: A Couple’s Guide to Intimacy and Respect, Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy and Can Your Relationship Be Saved? How to Know Whether to Stay or Go.

He conducts seminars, talks, and presentations to professional as well as lay audiences worldwide; and has trained many thousands of psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. For more information about Dr. Broder, please visit www.DrMichaelBroder.com