The Process Therapy Model™ (PTM) is the clinical methodology derived from Dr. Kahler's research and is used only by licensed therapists. Because it is grounded in process, clinicians can use PTM in conjunction with the therapeutic approach they otherwise prefer.
The model provides a means of rapidly and accurately assessing personality structure through language and behavioral cues. Practitioners learn Dr. Kahler's six personality types and the role that each plays in everyone's personality structure. 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 the therapist to immediately connect and establish rapport with the client.
Knowledge of Dr. Kahler's award-winning discoveries of Drivers and Miniscripts provide the therapist with a second-by-second means of knowing if the client is "open" to how he or she is speaking, as well as the level of distress the client is experiencing and how the client is likely to sabotage his or her success.
PTM 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 PTM is the concept of "Phasing" and the Developmental Stages and related Issues that precipitate it. Phase changes are times in which a person experiences prolonged, intense distress, works through that distress and emerges 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 motivations will change afterward.
Upon providing proof of licensure and signing a short agreement regarding its use, all licensed therapists are permitted to administer the PERSONALITY PATTERN INVENTORY (PPI) and to have access to its clinical outputs, including the PROCESS THERAPY MODEL PROFILE (PTMP). Licensed therapists who want to learn the techniques of PTM are strongly encouraged first to read Dr. Kahler's reference on the subject "The Process Therapy Model - The Six Personality Types With Adaptations" and to complete a course in PTM before engaging in its use. Practicing the techniques in a controlled environment while being observed by trained experts is critical for their effective use. Participants learn and practice all of the skills incorporated in PTM under the supervision of these experts.
PTM seminars are available both for clinicians who wish to learn about how to use PTM and those who would like to become certified to teach these seminars. Please contact us by email at INFO@KAHLERCOMMUNICATIONS.COM for more information on these seminars and on obtaining access to the PPI.
For more information on the PTMP and how to obtain it, please see our PPI & PTMP page. For a copy of "The Process Therapy Model - The Six Personality Types With Adaptations," please see our BOOK ORDER page.