Also available in the NTSC format .
The Video "PhotoTherapy Techniques" -- now available DVD -- is a very useful explanation and illustration about what PhotoTherapy techniques are and how they work. It consists of two hours of excerpts put together from various live television interviews and discussions done over many years with PhotoTherapy pioneer Judy Weiser -- plus several "example sessions" of unscripted live-process work done for demonstration purposes.
In the first half-hour, viewers are given a brief introduction to what PhotoTherapy Techniques are, and why they are so successful. This first part includes several short (and lively!) excerpts from longer interviews or "process" tapes that were felt to best illustrate this work. As the tape progresses, these excerpts grow longer and more complex, to provide greater depth.
The excerpts shown on the Video/DVD were gathered from many different tapings over many years, and therefore they are not presented in chronological order. Some are from television interviews about PhotoTherapy, while others are from workshop demonstrations or tapings of "live" dialogue by workshop participants who were acting as "clients" for the purpose of role-play demonstration -- and therefore provide spontaneous illustrations of the techniques in "live action".
Because the PhotoTherapy Centre feels that it would not be ethical to use excerpts from real counseling sessions with clients in order to sell tapes, it is important to clarify here that the people in the experiential portions are not real-life "clients" -- but neither were these excerpts rehearsed or scripted in advance. They are instead "real-life" workshop participants who are role-playing "as if" they were clients: in all cases they knew they were being recorded by the camera (which was about ten feet away!), and the PhotoTherapy Centre has their written permissions on file.
• And, it is ALSO very important to also explain what this Video/DVD is NOT:
It is not a commercially-produced "slick" product, but rather an informal/educational one that was put together in response to people's requests to see how these techniques look in action.
It is not a "training tape", nor is it a "step-by-step" instructional companion to the book " PhotoTherapy Techniques ", (although it is hoped that an instructional DVD to accompany the book will be produced next year).
And it is certainly not professional quality editing, either! In fact it is rather "bumpy" in a few places -- the edits are "rough" and the time between each segment is occasionally a bit longer than desired...
• Regardless, it nevertheless still provides an excellent introduction to what PhotoTherapy is, as well as showing some of why and how it works.
About the Author:
Founder and Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, Canada, and former Editor of the Journal Phototherapy, Judy Weiser is a licensed psychologist and registered art therapist interested in the nonverbal and visual aspects of communication and behavior (including cultural and gender differences).
Listed in the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Judy has focused her thirty-plus years of counseling practice on using PhotoTherapy techniques to help her clients heal -- and currently consults, lectures, and has given over two hundred workshops and presentations world-wide, teaching people about using these techniques to improve their therapy practice.
Read more about this book and about PhotoTherapy techniques on the " PhotoTherapy in Counseling and Therapy " website.