ERIC Number: ED321194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Uses of Metaphors & Imagery in Counseling. Instructor's Manual.
Gladding, Samuel T.
This document presents an instructor's manual designed to accompany the videotape, "Uses of Metaphors and Imagery in Counseling," a tool to teach beginning and experienced counselors how to more efficiently help their clients by focusing on the use of non-literal language and thoughts (i.e., metaphors and images). The format and content of the videotape is briefly described. The manual explains and gives examples of some of the main concepts presented in the video, followed by learning exercises, and provides further primary references for more in-depth reading on the subject. Major concepts covered in the video which are explained more fully in the manual and for which examples are given on how each concept is used in counseling include metaphors, similes, imagery, metaphorical stems, reframing, problem solving, therapeutic fairy tales and stories, guided imagery, client focused dreams, and lines of feelings. It is noted that the video provides five opportunities for the instructor to stop and practice concepts. The manual gives more details on how to conduct video exercises and suggests other exercises that can be employed in conjunction with the video. Exercises deal with: (1) using metaphorical stems in counseling; (2) problem solving using metaphors; (3) writing a therapeutic fairy tale; (4) telling of counselor stories; and (5) exploring dreams in a client-focused manner. Twenty-five references are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association for Counseling and Human Development Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A