The Process Therapy Model
Taibi Kahler, signed by author
s/t: The Six Personality Types with Adaptations
This is a handbook on the anatomy of personality that therapists and non-therapists alike will find to be an invaluable aid to effective communication and positive change. Because it is grounded in process, clinicians can use Dr. Kahler’s Process Therapy Model in conjunction with the therapeutic or counseling approach they otherwise prefer. The model provides a means of rapidly and accurately assessing personality structure through language and behavioral cues. Dr. Kahler’s six Personality Types and the role that each plays in everyone’s personality structure are described in detail. The identification of the unique way that each Type perceives the world, combined with knowledge of the Channel, or style of communication, that each prefers, provides a formula for immediately connecting and establishing rapport. Dr. Kahler’s award-winning discoveries of Drivers and Miniscripts provide a second-by-second means of knowing if a person is “open” to how we are speaking, as well as the level of distress the person is experiencing and how the person is likely to sabotage his or her success. Dr. Kahler identifies the three sequential degrees of distress behavior that are unique to each Personality type, when that behavior is likely to indicate a Ware Adaptation, and intervention strategies to address that behavior. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the model is the concept of “Phasing” and the Developmental Stages and related Issues that precipitate it. Phase changes are times in which we experience prolonged, intense distress, work through that distress and emerge with a new motivational outlook. The model describes how each Type experiences a Phase change, identifies how best to resolve the struggle and predicts how our motivations will change afterward.