Thinking of therapy in terms of Kaleidoscope Model affords clients and professionals a shared language that leads to future-orientation, promote hope and motivation to try alternatives, and help clients to reframe their past-future connection in terms that are empowering. It can be as simple as ABCD:
Advocacy — Knowing our own thoughts and feelings, expressing them in ways that are mindful that others have the same rights
Boundaries — Knowing and managing what influences/affects us, recognizing the signs of boundary violations, respecting other people’s personal space
Choosing well — Making good decisions, weighing pros and cons, anticipating outcome and consequences, being proactive instead of reactive
Dignity — Self and other respect, knowing one’s values, valuing oneself
The techniques we use to help clients heal and learn come from a variety of sources,
because what each person needs is different and there is no "one size fits all" approach. However, the choice of methods comes from our understanding, in collaboration with the client, of what they need most to regain control over the direction of their lives. The process of arriving at this shared understanding is what makes the Pathways Transition Programs approach unique.