Research has clearly demonstrated that certain kinds of life experiences lay the foundation for a wide range of mental and physical problems. Clinical and neurobiological research indicates that EMDR therapy directly addresses the physiological basis of clinical symptoms and dysfunction. Group exercises, case description and treatment videos will help participants examine the implications of this research and its application to clinical practice. Clinical examples will address individual, family and societal issues.
This workshop will present recent developments in the application of a transdiagnostic unified, cognitive behavioral and emotion-focused approach to treating emotional disorders. Workshop participants will learn how to apply treatment components to a wide range of emotional disorders . Workshop participants will learn how to apply treatment components to a wide range of emotional disorders in adults through instruction, case examples, and video clinical vignettes.
Pulitzer prize winning author Thomas Friedman recently observed, “The era of average is over. In the 21st century, everyone is going to have to find something extra to stand out in their field.” What can mental health and substance abuse professionals do to enhance their performance? Available evidence makes clear that attending a typical continuing education workshop, specializing in the treatment of a particular problem, or learning a new treatment model does little to improve effectiveness. Over the last decade, Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., together with colleagues at the International Center for Clinical Excellence, have been tracking the outcomes of thousands of clinicians around the world. Along the way, they have identified specific practices that separate highly effective from average clinicians.
Can we describe a “healthy mind”? Defining mind as an “embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information” allows us to move deeply into understanding new ways of seeing the interconnections among brain, interpersonal relationships and the mind. Dr. Siegel outlines strategies to monitor and modify energy and information flow with more clarity and power, and also describes how the concept of integration can serve as an organizing principle that illuminates mindsight, harmony, resilience, and vitality.
Freud, Jung and Adler were the originators of psychotherapy. Adlerian psychotherapy is an effective brief therapy model that is still popular around the world as it integrates successful interventions from many other approaches. Adler’s ideas highlight the importance of not only understanding the individual but the social context. This approach emphasizes working from a multicultural orientation and highlights personal responsibility. This approach uses a four-step process: Engagement, Assessment, Insight, and Reorientation. The focus of the treatment is positive as the therapist uses encouragement strategies to help the client identify their assets and strengths. DVD examples of actual sessions will be used to highlight the process and demonstrate how short-term change is possible with this approach.
We are Mything Links, the living connections between the great stories that speak to what is eternal in us and the playing out of these stories in daily life. Using the template of The Wizard of Oz, we will explore both experientially and analytically the psychological powers of this great story. Following the journey of the major characters we will investigate rediscovery of mind, heart, courage and being called to become more than we ever thought we could be. We will encounter the guiding archetypes of the great road of becoming, the Allies, the Spiritual Friend, the Witch and the Wizard and their presence in our lives.
EP13 Workshop 09 - Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) of Severe Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, MD
This workshop will outline the differential diagnosis and main features of the group of severe personality disorders, and describe an empirically studied, effective psychodynamic psychotherapy as corr
What is Life? What is Consciousness? Theory, research and practice of Psychosocial Genomics are outlined as the next step in the Evolution of Psychotherapy. A live group demonstration of how to facilitate gene expression and brain plasticity by optimizing the 4-stage creative process for 20 minutes will be experienced by everyone.
Why does a grown adult need to be reminded by a therapist that he or she no longer needs to feel or act like a helpless child? Why does someone treat a new boyfriend or girlfriend unfairly as if he or she is the same as the last one who hurt him or her? One answer: Global thinking. Most people – therapists included – are global thinkers, people who metaphorically “see the forest but not the trees.” Global thinking is highly correlated with depression as well as PTSD.