Self-directed online training

Event description

Put simply, No Bullshit Therapy (NBT) is about being authentic – even in difficult situations and with clients we find challenging. Turn fearful situations into workable contracts, by establishing motivation congruence and clarifying responsibility and accountability, driven by respect and transparent use of non-toxic power to empower.

Creating a context for mutual honesty and directness, sometimes just by stating how you like to work, can be liberating and productive, especially with people who are forced to attend counselling, suspicious of the counsellor and distrustful of institutions. When combined with warmth, care and respect for the constraints of the work, a counsellor who avoids jargon and uses an honest and direct approach can enhance intimacy and trust, especially with haters of therapy.

The online course consists of five modules containing theory, practice tips, video simulations, micro analyses of sessions by client, practitioners and experts, practical tools, interactive exercises, reflective questions and client and practitioner experiences.

Click on the link below to hear more about this course from Prof. Jeff Young, Australia's developer and leading proponent of No Bullshit Therapy.

This session will cover:

Course structure

Module 1 - Introduces NBT, outlines theories of bullshit in the age of spin, fake news and the loss of faith in care-giving professionals and institutions

Module 2 - Unpacks the four NBT clinical guidelines, with simulated examples of engaging angry, dismissive and mandated clients

Module 3 - Presents a range of NBT simulated interviews with therapy haters followed by micro analyses of sessions and expert commentary

Module 4 - Provides clinical tools such as self-supervision which enables clients to have tough conversations with significant others

Module 5 - Includes interviews with NBT practitioners discussing their work, a course summary and conclusion


Course duration
You can expect 7 hours of required learning in an interactive and engaging format, and up to 8 hours of additional, non-required learning where you can access case simulations, interviews and other resources. The total course time will vary depending how many additional case simulations and interviews you view.


What does this include?
*Unlimited access for 3 months from the date you receive your log in details to complete the course
*An interactive course featuring therapy simulations with client and practitioner reflections, micro analyses, reflective questions, and quizzes
*Implementation guides to help you put your knowledge into practice
*Realistic simulated interviews with micro analyses by family violence and trauma experts
*Practical advice and tools based on years of clinical experience

Eligibility criteria

No pre-requisites.

Categories: Capability 9 - Delivering holistic and collaborative assessment and care planning, Capability 8 - Working effectively with families, carers and supporters, Capability 10 - Delivering compassionate care, support and treatment
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Intermediate
Lifespans: Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

7 hours of required learning (+ up to 8 hours of additional, non-required learning)

$231 incl GST for 3 months unlimited access
Register online
Provided by The Bouverie Centre