One of the most effective ways of finding creative solutions to complex problems is to broaden the couple’s frame of reference from the literal to the metaphorical. By using metaphors, symbols, fantasies, rituals and stories the therapist helps couples look “outside the box” for new perceptions and experiences. This process will be illustrated with videotaped excerpts.
To describe the process of looking “outside the box” in solving complex problems.
To describe two ways of using metaphors to change experiences and perceptions.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*