Adolescents go through very deep changes, and go through them more rapidly than their parents did. Many adolescents find that they cannot elaborate these changes. Finding a "safe place" where teens can talk about these processes in group therapy normalizes their feelings; eases tension and may help them regain their inner resources by using Ericksonian hypnosis. The oppositional defiant teenager may find ways to be helped solving their most common problems easily.
CBBT focuses on the person's own resources as the basic component of developing the ability to create lasting changes. We keep insight out of sight and focus on behavioral shifts and updates to beliefs. Unconscious process is a major contributor to lasting solutions and the ability to use hypnotic linguistic patterns of "temporary" (in reference to the present state) and "permanent" (in reference to the solution leading to the desired state) is an essential element of the model.
This workshop will discuss the types of losses, the characteristics of trauma and the factors determining the severity of bereavement. The connection between trauma and grief will be explored and the typical human reactions in each will be discussed. Also examined will be the cluster group of symptoms when trauma and grief are both combined and overlapping. Special attention will be given to developing comprehensive strategies to help people both in trauma mastery and grief resolution.
This workshop will present a new model for delivering highly effective family therapy in a very brief time period utilizing multi-family group therapy workshops. A literature review as well as outcome research data will be presented along with audio-visual material to increase attendees' experiential understanding of the process.
Explore the empirical analysis of the life stories of Marilyn Monroe, Carl Jung, Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey and others to identify components of healthy life narratives about sexual abuse. Hear intriguing life stories while learning new narrative techniques for helping adult victims of childhood sexual ·abuse to integrate traumatic memories into functional life stories.
Erickson often saw the presenting symptom as the patient's solution to a problem that might not be immediately evident. By identifying the core problem that the patient was trying to solve with symptoms, Erickson was able to create appearingly simple solutions that produced lasting changes. This short course is the central element taken from our Congress presentation that teaches therapists how to view symptoms, in that Ericksonian mind set, to find brief but lasting solutions.
This course offers a practical step-by-step approach to overcoming vicious circles and addictions. The foundation of this comprehensive treatment is based on learning research and Ericksonian ideas. For example, what is learned can be unlearned and helping your patient target small changes eventually progresses into lasting change. An addiction effects all the areas of a patient's life; mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, behavioral and social. Six Ericksonian hypnotic protocols are given to help you help your patient create changes in these six areas.
Adler's ideas are at the base of brief integrative couples therapy. This program will discuss the concepts of Adler and show how they are applied with video segments taken from actual interviews. The four steps of ABCT, engagement, assessment, insight and reorientation, will be discussed.
A key idea in Milton Erickson's work was that a person's problematic experiences and behaviors can be skillfully accepted and utilized as the basis for therapeutic change. Self-relations psychotherapy develops this idea further, emphasizing symptoms as indicating the death of an old identity and the impending birth of a new identity. In this workshop, we will see how a therapist can generate a ritual space where symptoms and other disturbing experiences can be "midwifed" into new identities.