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Institute Director Emeritus Yvonne Dolan interviews David Parris, Alzheimer’s Association Care Consultants Director, about their clinician’s experience using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help caregivers and patients deal with the crises associated with Alzheimer’s.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy trainer is the opportunity to interact with inspiring colleagues and organizations. Getting to know the Alzheimer’s Care Consultants who staff the Alzheimer Association’s 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900 provided a unique opportunity for our Institute staff to learn about the invaluable services provided by the organization. Working with the Alzheimer’s Association Care Consultant Clinicians who staff the Contact Center was a singularly uplifting experience.

A few months ago, the Contact Center’s wonderful Clinical Director, David Parris LCSW, graciously allowed me to record an interview with him. David and his colleagues exemplify what I consider to be the best combination of counseling skills: expertise and compassion. As you will see in the following interview, the Alzheimer’s Association is truly an organization with heart.

In the conversation that preceded our interview, David made such poignant observations that I decided ( with his permission) to start with this.  You can watch my interview with David here:

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For those wishing more training in using the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach with clients experiencing trauma and grief, You may wish to check out the following Institute online, self-paced courses:

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma (4 CE Credit/Clock Hours available)

Clients Experiencing Grief: A Solution-Focused Approach (5 CE Credit/Clock Hours available)