Process Communication Model
The Process Communication Model®️ teaches how to assess the styles of others based on their behaviors, word choices, & body language. One learns how to recognize predictable distress patterns in themselves & others, & skillfully diffuse difficult situations before tension escalates.
Love & Logic
For Parents: Raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Loving, yet powerful tools for parenting children of all ages.
For Teachers: Practical yet powerful tools for today's busy teacher. Create more cooperative, more motivated students & classrooms.
PCM®️ Helps everyone Communicate Effectively
Observe & understand your own behavior . . . including why your motivation & distress behaviors can change.
Understand the behavior of others . . . & know how to communicate with them effectively.
Analyze conflict & miscommunication . . . & know how to find the most effective resolution that will produce effective communication.
We do not speak about types OF people, but types IN people. We all have a dominant personality type, the type that is seen most strongly in us & this remains our "Base" for life. However, in PCM®️ we also discuss a type which we call a "Phase" personality, the type that the individual is currently experiencing. Two-thirds of the population will experience a phase change at least once in their lifetime. Understanding this concept of "Phase" reveals our most probable reactions when we are showing signs of distress.
Love and Logic
Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts
Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children.
Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices.
Participants will Gain:
How trauma affects the brain.
Why the intense & extremely upsetting behaviors they see represent attempts to self-protect & survive.
The science behind healthy attachment relationships & why such bonds form the foundation for emotional & neurological healing.
How to apply Love and Logic strategies to take good care of themselves while addressing root causes. . .not just symptoms.
Establishing healthy boundaries, avoiding destructive power struggles, overcoming defiance, & guiding these youth toward success.
Many more skills & concepts applicable to kids who need hope.
Matthew graduated with a BA from Tabor College & earned a Master's degree from Wichita State University. He began his career working with students & parents as a classroom teacher & school counselor before transitioning to a psychotherapist in private practice where he serves individuals, couples, adolescents, & children. He lives in Wichita, KS, with his wife & two daughters.
Matthew is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Kansas as well as a certified PCM®️ trainer for Kahler Communications, Inc. He has pursued advanced training in trauma-informed treatment & personality assessment, offering a wealth of unique perspective & compassionate support for each person he serves.