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.
Contrary to the popular mythology about hypnosis, clinical hypnosis enhances personal mastery by promoting greater self-awareness, increasing access to personal resources, and amplifying of a sense of personal agency in actively choosing growth-oriented responses. How hypnosis can help empower people will be highlighted in this clinical demonstration.
Dr. Lerner will offer clinical examples of how she uses straightforward “coaching” that invites clients, in relatively few sessions, to experiment with bold acts of change that can change everything. She will outline the theoretical perspective that guides this work, and share her personal experience with systems- based remarkable acts of change.
We witness a continuous parade of stars, financial gurus, clergy, politicians and athletes who enter rehabs sometimes repetitively. Is this about media coverage or are these elite canaries in the coal mines of our culture signifying a greater danger? Our understanding of addictions with the aid of neuroscience is expanding dramatically. With it is the realization of cultural and scientific shifts which underline the therapist’s role in facing our number one public health problem. One of the gifts of this challenge is our growth in technology which will transform what every therapist does for a living and maybe how humans evolve. But maybe we professionals are like the famous—reluctant to face difficult realities.
After making a connection with and establishing a relationship with the client, I contend that all brief therapy relies on some variation or combination of three interventions: Changing the doing (actions/interactions), changing the viewing (focus of attention and meaning attribution/interpretation) and changing the context (the social or physical environment) involved in or around the problem. The session will give details about how to conceptualize and implement these shifts in brief clinical work.
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist’s primary task. Altering perception– not adding technique–helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy–built out of whole cloth within the first session–that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
All of Milton Erickson’s cases are based in utilization. It is an “alchemical formula” of turning lead into gold. Utilization is not a technique; it is an orientation that the therapist assumes. Utilization is an orientation of sufficiency that is the opposite of psychological problems, which can be viewed as believed in insufficiencies.
The Three C’s Model using contract, causality and congruence as a treatment plan helps clients confront the very defenses that keep them from creating the satisfying relationships they long for. Live demonstration with a couple.
A session at an EFT Externship shows how the EFT therapist helps a distressed couple grasp and distill both their negative interactive cycle that generates distance and the female partners depression and their underlying attachment emotions and needs. At the end of the session, the couple has begun to create a secure base from which to deepen and restore their emotional bond. Dr. Johnson will comment on the process of therapy and interventions as they are viewed.