Therapeutic Mediation

Making MLE a Therapeutic Experience: Enhancing Effective Outcomes

The Integration of MLE and the Dynamics of Therapeutic Practice

Course Description

 The dynamic interpersonal interaction directed toward cognitive modifiability, through applying FIE or LPAD or other related activities, is inherently therapeutic.  This seminar brings the parameters of MLE and the developmental process of therapeutic interactions together through the formulation of an integrative model and provides both a conceptual foundation and background to implement mediational interactions. The seminar will focus on recognizing and formulating responses relevant to the developmental stages of the interactive relationship.  Participants can practice various aspects of the interactive model and acquire insights and skills to elaborate their MLE-oriented interventions effectively. The seminar’s content is drawn from Integrating Social Cognition into Therapeutic Practice: Beneath and Beyond the Process of Therapy (Falik, 2021).

Senior Feuerstein scholar Prof. Louis H. Falik teaches this course.

Seminar Structure

Before the seminar, participants will electronically receive instructional materials relevant to the conceptual content to be covered.  At the outset of the seminar, participants will be asked to select a case from their mediational experience that will exemplify the process issues to be covered and used in various activities to make the content meaningful (see course syllabus).

Course Syllabus

Day 1:

  • Session 1: Introduction and setting the context, Relationship between MLE and the therapeutic process, Structure of the course: theory, concepts, practice
  • Session 2: MLE as a therapeutic experience, The Social Cognition Integrative model, Practice:  identifying a client with whom you have worked
  • Session 3: Potential contribution of MLE, Nature, and process of change: cognitive and affective aspects, How to establish a focus for the therapeutic interaction, Practice:  describe the cognitive and affective needs of your “client of focus.”
  • Session 4: Balancing content and process, MLE relationship to content and process, Defining what is content and what is process, Practice: determining components in an FIE task

Day 2:

  • Session 1: Structural components of the therapeutic process, Phases of the relationship, Focus of the interaction, Nature of responding
  • Session 2: Focus on the phases:  Attending and Listening, Integrating MLE parameters, Practice:
  • Session 3: Focus on the phases:  Responding and Intervening, Integrating MLE parameters, Practice: formulating relevant dynamics in the identified client
  • Session 4: Focus on the phases: Terminating, Integrating MLE parameters, Practice: formulating relevant dynamics in identified client

Day 3:

  • Session 1: Focusing on the therapeutic aspects of the MLE interaction, Integrating concept and practice, Practice: Completing practice sheet
  • Session 2: Implementing a mediational plan, Formulating responses to make mediation therapeutic, Practice: Completing practice sheet
  • Session 3: Planning a mediational intervention for the identified client, Practice: Completing the practice sheet
  • Session 4: Review and sum up, questions and answers going forward

Upcoming Seminar(s)

To be announced
Cancellation & Refund Policy:

The Feuerstein Institute reserves the right to cancel any courses that fail to meet the minimum participation requirement. Fees for courses canceled by the Institute will be refunded in full. In cases where the participants cancel, there is a €100 processing charge for reimbursement of workshop fees for cancellations made before the registration deadline. There are no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.