EP09 Invited Address 03 – Overweight and Obesity: State of the Art Research-Based Treatment – Judith Beck, PhD
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food,eating, other people, themselves, and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment and dis-couragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
EP09 Invited Address 04 – Toward a Mindful Technology of Change – Marsha Linehan, PhD
With her Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Marsha Linehan was one of the first practitioners to show how East and West could meet in the consulting room. She will address how critical it is that psychotherapists strive for both a well-being of our clients and the scientific validation of our methods.
EP09 Invited Address 06 – On Shaping One’s Future: The Influential Role of Self-Efficacy – Albert Bandura, PhD
This address will present belief in one’s causative power as the foundation of human motivation, aspiration, accomplishments, and well-being. Whatever other factors serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that onehas the power to make changes in one’s functioning and life conditions.
EP09 Invited Address 07 – Advances in Positive Psychology – Martin Seligman, PhD
This address will present belief in one’s causative power as the foundation of human motivation, aspiration, accomplishments, and well-being. Whatever other factors serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that one has the power to make changes in one’s functioning and life conditions.
EP09 Invited Address 09 – What Brings Children into Therapy: A Developmental View – Violet Oaklander, PhD
All children are born with the capacity to develop and use all of the aspects of the organism to live healthy, productive,joyful lives. We know that trauma interrupts the healthy development of the child. There are also some very basic develop-mental aspects that can further thwart healthy development. An understanding of these hindrances is the first step toward helping children heal.
EP09 Invited Address 10 – Psychotherapy Transforms the Brain: Mindsight and Neural Integration – Daniel Siegel, MD
Psychotherapy is at a turning point in the new millennium. We can now draw on the principles of a vast array of sciences,including that of neuroplasticity, to create new approaches to therapeutic interventions that are aimed in specific ways to alter the connections in the brain. Mindsight is the capacity to monitor and modify the internal world. As we help others,and ourselves, to focus attention in specific ways that promote neural integration – to stimulate the linkage of different regions to one another – we can create the fundamental changes in brain structure that underlie therapeutic improvement.Effective psychotherapy can use mindsight to focus attention in ways that promote neural integration and cultivate well-being in body, mind, and relationships.
EP09 Invited Address 11 – After Baby Arrives, What About the Marriage? – John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD
Longitudinal research with newlyweds shows that 67% have a drop in marital satisfaction in the first three years of their baby’s life. Hostility between the partners increases, and the baby’s emotional, cognitive, and neurological development are all adversely affected. The Bringing Baby Home program, which will be described, is effective in preventing both these negative changes and post-partum depression.
EP09 Invited Address 13 – My Favorite Stories of Therapy – Cloe Madanes, Dipl. Psych., HDL
Cloé Madanes will present her view of what therapy should be by telling her favorite stories of people overcoming very serious challenges.
EP09 Invited Address 14 – Trauma and Attachment: Creating a Home within One’s Self – Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The study of psychological trauma has been accompanied by an explosion of knowledge about how experience shapes the central nervous system and the formation of the self. The study of trauma has probably been the single most fertile area in developing a deeper understanding of the relationship among the emotional, cognitive, social, and biological forces that shape human development.
EP09 Invited Address 15 – So You Want to Change the World: Energy and Aptitude in a Time of an Emerging New Story – Jean Houston, PhD
Dr. Houston will offer ways and means to profoundly make a difference for the betterment of people, communities, organizations and cultures worldwide. Drawing on her work in over 100 countries in training leaders in human development in the light of social change, she will offer liberating thought ways, as well as techniques of activating human and social potentials in sensory, psychological, mythic and symbolic, as well as, spiritual and integral levels of the human capacity. Together, these lead to enhanced abilities to creatively and effectively deal with present challenges. Dr. Houston will address the unique place that present movements in psychology have to offer in a world of radical shifts.