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SFP 44 – Episode 44: How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #44

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 44 - Episode 44: How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast | 35:17

“When they start watching themselves over and over on the same segment of the tape, they notice those little things that they are doing. And they said this and the client said this and they said this in response.“

 

“I think the work with microanalysis and the research that we have generated is to more quickly get people to the point where they understand it’s about dialogue, it’s about a conversation, these are the elements or ingredients.“ 

 

“Helping them identify those key moments in the session or behavioral changes in the session, I think that takes some training. It takes experience to wach things over and over and to notice, something is different there, something shifted, what happened? And then to look at what immediately preceded that, I think is very helpful in education as well as our training setting.”  
Sara Smock Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Sara Smock Jordan, Ph.D., LMFT, Associate Professor, Program Director of Marriage and Family Therapy, and Graduate Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas about

  • what fascinated her about Solution Focus initially and fascinates her today,
  • what fascinates her with microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue and how she started to work with Janet Bavelas,
  • how to capture Solution Focus in an observable way,
  • her research project about positive and negative content choices,
  • their analysis of the miracle question and her hopes for that research,
  • teaching Solution Focus and how she lets her students analyze their own work moment by moment with microanalysis of their recorded conversations,
  • what differences she noticed with her students since she uses microanalysis in her teaching,
  • the importance of giving feedback of observable behavior,
  • her learnings when teaching Solution Focus with microanalysis,
  • how educators could benefit from microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue,
  • the importance of providing and spreading the evidence for Solution Focus.
  • The Challenge of the week: Record a conversation about your preferred future and look at it in the future. (See the full details at 32:04)
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