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
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)
- Meet Sara at the UNLV.
- Check out Sara’s publications on researchgate.
- Find out more about Sara Smock Jordan and the great work around microanalysis on the website of the International Microanalysis Associates. And check out their research and publications.
Sara’s study about positive and negative content we referred to in the podcast: Smock, S., Froerer, A., & Bavelas, J. B. (2013). Microanalysis of positive and negative content in solution focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy expert sessions. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 46-59.
- Want to know more about microanalysis of face to face dialogue? Check out:
- Other podcasts referring to microanalysis of face to face dialogue:
- Episode 4: The art of asking great Solution Focused questions
- Episode 6: Solution Focused Listening
- Episode 11: Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon, Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching
- Episode 18: Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon
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