This DVD illustrates Strengths-Based CBT's 4-step model to build resilience (Padesky & Mooney, 2012). Important phases of the interview are highlighted with chapter titles. Each chapter title is paired with an audio voiceover narration in which Padesky describes the therapy processes and strategies that viewers can look for in the next segment. Her narrative guidance helps make this DVD an excellent teaching tool for therapists who want to learn to foster client resilience.
"Viewers of this full session tape will see how the therapist and client work together to identify the elements of the client's panic attacks. Observe how the therapist uses guided discovery to help the client understand the cognitive model of panic. See how the therapist induces sensations and uses a series of specific questions to guide discovery of a believable explanation for the client's panic-related sensations." -- Online source
In this video the therapist demonstrates the use of Socratic dialogue with three clients, one anxious, one depressed, and one angry. While watching the vignettes, the viewer should try to identify the four stages of Socratic dialogue: 1) Asking informational questions, 2) Empathic listening, 3) Frequent summaries, and 4) Asking synthesizing and analytic questions.