BT06 Short Course 15 - Applications of Voice Therapy on Your Clinical Practice - Lisa Firestone, PhD, and Joyce Catlett, MA
This workshop provides mental health professionals with an introduction of Voice Therapy, an innovative cognitive/affective/behavioral technique that facilitates change in psychotherapy. Through lecture, discussion and video tapes, participants will learn how to use voice therapy techniques and exercises to help patients overcome destructive thoughts and behavior in order to make meaningful changes in their lives.
BT06 Short Course 16 - When Effective Brief Interventions Outcome Won't Hold: A Systemic Constructions Perspective for Analysis and Treatment - Richard Landis, PhD, and Gary Ruelas, DO, PhD
In 1990, the presenters Heinz Von Forester, Gianfranco Cecchin, and Humberto Maturana created the Systemic Constructions human interaction model. This model has evolved into six overlapping domains that affect the social, spiritual and biological influences of human functioning and interactions. This course will teach how to use these six domains to help to ask the right questions that can lead to the break-up of clinical log-jams and increase the lasting effectiveness of the briefer therapies.
BT06 Short Course 17 - How Do You Deconstruct an Atomic What If? - Joseph Dowling, MS
This short course will describe a brief strategic/solution-focused and hypnotic approach to anxiety related disorders. Participants will learn to creatively engage their obsessive thinking, perfectionist, Whying and What Ifing clients via live demonstration, experiential exercise and case studies. The art of What Willing will be introduced conversationally, experientially and energetically. This course will demonstrate how a client can be transported back and forth in time and space, accessing her unique history of success and future memories of her best self.
BT06 Short Course 18 - Using Personality Adaptations as a Guide to Brief Therapy - Vann Joines, PhD
There are six core personality adaptations that form the basic building blocks of personality. These are schizoid, paranoid, antisocial, passive-aggressive, obsessive-compulsive and histrionic. Each of these has a specific way (feeling, thinking, or behavior) of making contact with the world, a target area for growth and change, and a trap area where the person has the greatest defenses. By knowing this information, the therapist can quickly establish rapport, target interventions to the area that will produce the greatest change, and avoid getting trapped in the client's defenses. This workshop will look at these six core adaptations, how they develop, and how to work most effectively with each one.
BT06 Short Course 20 - Brief Treatment with the Borderline Personality - Michael Munion, MA
This course examines the nature of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and presents an integrated model of treatment of specific issues in brief, solution-focused episodes. Core elements of a safety plan and development of a community resource network are described. Careful management of the therapeutic relationship is a critical part of this approach. Some specific protocols for common BPD issues, such as suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors are elaborated.
BT06 Short Course 21 - Carpe Nocturne: Reclaiming the Night - Deborah Beckman, MS
Dreaming is a vital, nightly function of the brain. Disturbing dreams or recurrent nightmares are frequent symptoms of an acute focus on unresolved conflicts and events. Clients can learn to reclaim comforting sleep even before the overt reasons for seeking therapy are directly addressed. The potential of individualized metaphors structured within lucid dreaming empowers clients to "seize" the night." Hypnotic techniques offer an intriguing path that bypasses a client's ingrained fear of "falling to sleep."
BT06 Short Course 22 - Connecting with Kids: Experiential Therapy for Adolescents - Jaelline Jaffe, PhD
Most therapy is verbal and logical; most troubled teens are neither! Brain scans now explain why, and we need to connect with kids where they are. Adolescents respond to experiential and behavioral approaches. Successful intervention with teens includes activities engaging the body, mind, emotion and creativity to accomplish far more than talk therapy alone. Come experience several fun, interactive strategies immediately useful with teenage clients, no matter how withdrawn, hostile, or defensive they appear to be.
BT06 Short Course 23 - Creating Playful Interventions: A Trance-Sending Approach Toward Therapeutic Coping - Betty Blue, PhD
This short course will use theory, techniques and group experience to demonstrate how playful self-expression, humor and self-soothing indulgent fantasy can be used in and outside the therapeutic setting to produce spiritually uplifting trance states. We will learn how to discourage "learned helplessness" and "burn out", encourage the ability to cope with life's challenges and increase opportunities to enhance the body's natural immune system functioning.
BT06 Short Course 24 - A Compass to Guide Us Within the Diversity of Psychotherapy Models - Ana Almeida Melikian, MA
This course aims to provide a compass that helps to navigate within the different models of psychotherapy. This instrument comes in the form of a useful scheme with several levels: metaphysical, theoretical, technical and practical. Some classical models are going to be presented. Examples will be given of how to apply it to a model that the therapist recently became acquainted with, and time will be dedicated to reflect on our own clinical models.
BT06 Short Course 25 - U-Turns: Avoiding Therapeutic Dead Ends - Scott Shimabukuru, PhD, and Les Blondino, LPC, LMFT
Even a very thoughtful therapeutic strategy can leave a client and therapist spinning their wheels with much effort and little progress. It is very easy then for both to try something new only to inadvertently do more of the same. Participants will learn the methods of the therapeutic u-turn which includes lateral thinking and tailoring of a new objective. Lecture, slides and video tape examples will be used to illustrate points.