Severe mental illness predominantly strikes the young, derailing normal social, cognitive and emotional development, predisposing to traumatic experience. Brief therapy interventions are particularly apt because they encourage skill acquisition and decontextualization via remedial experiential learning. This presentation will detail the use of strategic, somatic experiencing-influenced and Ericksonian interventions, among them pattern interruption, symptom prescription, ordeals and other Ericksonian elements treating chronically ill clients with attention to the structure and delivery of such interventions.
Curiosity has long been an important element of therapeutic practice, but neuroscience gives us a deeper understanding and allows for curiosity to be more effectively practiced. New techniques that engage curiosity also act to enhance the client-therapist relationship which we now know is the most important element of successful therapy. Being curious about A Curiosity Approach is exactly what is required to seek out and participate in this workshop.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the holistic approach considered to be the grandparent of cognitive approaches, created by the renowned and brilliant pioneer Albert Ellis PhD, is most effective as a brief therapy for lessening, transforming, healing and preventing emotional disturbances. This Short Course includes a live clinical demonstration, and present the main aspects, methods and techniques of this vigorous, bold and compassionate approach, and is presented by Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of Albert Ellis.
This presentation teaches an adaptation of the “empty-chair” that targets trauma. Clients enact a dialogue between the “experiencing” and “self-stifling” parts of the self to discover the true impacts of trauma. Through a structured, step-wise process, clients move from less threatening to more threatening material, eliciting emotions, needs, and desires that have been submerged due to trauma. Supportive neuroscience research explains. Includes demonstration.
The presentation introduces a new, solution-focused model for treating individuals/couples. The model proposes specific and clear steps on how to differentiate types of love and how these impact intimacy. Participants will develop lasting strategies on how to effectively manage personal needs in the context of the intimate relationship.
Hypnotic Scaling is a simple Ericksonian & Solution Focused (self)hypnotic technique, developed by Paul Koeck, MD to help your client self-control and resolve Anxiety and Depression or symptoms of PTSD. You will be able to teach your client to freely choose where (s)he wants to be at a scale from 0 to 10 at any moment or in any context using (Self) Hypnotic Scaling. Your client will be able to choose his emotions, thoughts or feelings when and where (s)he wants!
As challenges to well-being increase, practitioners are called to move beyond interventions to improve functioning to those that help clients flourish. Doing so will help clients to exercise greater resilience and do “better than zero.” This session offers strategies to develop gratitude, meaning, and character strengths that foster greater overall well-being.
After a presentation of original, new conceptualizations on Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Universal Wisdom, presenter will do an exercise to participants for contacting their Universal Wisdom and to learn how to utilize It. She will demonstrate and participants will practice and discuss exercises and how to teach them to clients.
Footprintings is a projective exploratory model, designed to help patients get unstuck from a self-limiting personal narrative. Nine color sets of Footprintings become literal tools to represent and track shifting states of consciousness and to access untapped resources and body wisdom. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential.
This presentation will explore the major themes, dimensions, and conceptualizations of resiliency from communal, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual perspectives. We will discuss how to mobilize resiliency within the framework of time-limited soul care and use the dynamic interaction among heritages, norms, traditions, and values, to further the coping, surviving, and thriving strategies. We will argue that resiliency, is not only a psycho-emotional and individualistic potential ability, but also a collective foundation, resource, and faculty stored in the community. Thus, resiliency is a clear function of culture, group identity, and generational wisdom.