45 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know


March 29, 30 April 1, 2 2021

​9.30 - 11.30 (Thailand Time)

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(register by March 19, 2021)  

Baht 13500 (≈USD 450) per participant

(This is a 'Bring Your Friend' workshop meaning -  two participants can attend for the price of one)  


Led by:

Dr. Bradley T. Erford

Target Audience

School Counselors


Background and Overview

Based upon the book of the same name, this workshop provides a whirlwind tour through numerous techniques which should be commonly applied by counselors using cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, social learning, humanistic, Adlerian, psychodynamic, Gestaltian, and solution-focused brief approaches.

Topics Covered

  • Apply cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, Adlerian, and Gestalt approaches and techniques to help students experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and other internalizing problems.

  • Apply behavioral and social learning theory approaches to help students experiencing behavioral and other externalizing problems.

Workshop Agenda


  • Counseling process and waves

  • Approach to effective counseling 

  • Importance of assessment and outcomes

  • How to control the other 40% 


Session 2: 

  • The “Big Four” 

  • Techniques based on CBT


Session 3: 

  • Behavioral and social learning techniques

    • Positive reinforcement

    • Social learning

    • Punishment


Session 4: 

  • Solution-focused 

  • Gestalt

  • Some additional techniques 

  • Wrap-up

Workshop Leader

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., is a professor in the human development counseling and human development studies programs of the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He was the 61st President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and past ACA Treasurer.


He is a Fulbright Specialist and ACA Fellow, and has received numerous awards for his service to the counseling profession. His primary areas of research include counseling outcomes and development and psychometric evaluation of counseling and educational tests.


He is the author or editor of more than 30 counseling books, and has authored more than 75 scholarly articles, 100 book chapters, and 20 psycho-educational tests. He has also made more than 200 scholarly presentations. He is Editor of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (MECD) and Senior Associate Editor of Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD).


He also was a representative to the ACA Governing Council and the ACA 20/20 Visioning Committee, and has held numerous leadership positions in ACA, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and the Maryland Counseling Association.

Workshop Coordinator

Sonthaya Chutisacha (Sandy)