Psychotherapy is a symbolic drama of change, the imperative of which is: “by living this experience you will be different.”
List three essentials of experiential therapy.
Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change.
Participants will learn a simple method for measuring success rates that can be used to develop a profile of their most and least effective moments in therapy—what works and what doesn’t. Not only will attendees learn how to identify their clinical strengths and weaknesses and how to use the findings in to improve their own practice, but they will also come away with concrete tools that will immediately boost clinical abilities and effectiveness.
This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.
Specific direct and indirect techniques are required to activate family resources and to induce a deep and meaningful change of the most rigid family patterns. Indirect as well as direct forms of hypnosis to be used in the family interview will be presented and special attention will be dedicated to the criteria to follow in order to combine properly direct and indirect in the different phases of the therapeutic process.
The new Neuroscience of utilizing Implicit Processing Heuristics in facilitating the 4-stage creative process in the construction and creative reconstruction of fear, stress and post traumatic memories and symptoms during brief psychotherapy will be demonstrated with the entire audience, as well as a volunteer.
Negative Self-talk is a trigger for a huge variety of problematic behaviors and responses, from anger to depression. A wide variety of extremely brief nonverbal and verbal interventions will be demonstrated for altering these messages in ways that redirect attention in more positive directions, and elicit more useful responses.
It is often easier for clients to make small rather than dramatic changes. This demonstration will show how to help people make the smallest change to make a significant difference in moving out of their problems and suffering. This method can be especially useful for clients who are reluctant to or resistant to change.
Dr. Wilson will demonstrate how the strategic therapist rapidly develops rapport with clients, confronts erroneous beliefs, and then helps clients ratchet up their own courage and determination to overcome their inner resistance and follow a series of graduated steps toward ending their obsessions. He will then illustrate how to develop and assign homework.
Somatic Experiencing® - a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma. Levine addresses the issues at the heart of trauma and attachment; the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders and the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.