BT10 Short Course 09 - Food for Thought: A Resolution for Disordered Eating in Childhood - Christine Silverstein, EDD
For centuries, clinicians have been baffled as to how to achieve healthy outcomes in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how she assisted a nine-year-old female soccer player, who experienced disordered eating. The techniques used to facilitate performance, such as goal-setting, mental rehearsal, and positive selftalk, will be explained, as well as unique approaches with Ericksonian hypnosis and imagery. The use of puppetry, which was an adjunct to Parts Therapy, will be demonstrated. With Christine Silverstein.
BT10 Short Course 10 - Soothing Slumber: Tucking the Day's Pain Away - Deborah Beckman, MS
Clients in pain yearn for sleep; comfort just out of reach. Focus first on establishing soothing sleep and encouraging nocturnal restorative functions. Treating remaining pain stays in the day’s domain. Hypnosis enlists the mind and body’s natural processes, restoring healthy sleep. Strategic protocols combine physiology of sleep and pain management with the client’s own experience. These are further reinforced by self-hypnosis techniques. Program includes demonstration, application of trance script protocols, and case study discussion. With Deborah Beckman.
BT10 Short Course 11 - Strengths-Based Therapy with Adolescents and Families: Effective, Time-Sensitive Strategies for Improving Outcomes - Bob Bertolino, PHD
A Strengths-Based Therapy approach provides practitioners with essential principles and practices for improving effectiveness and outcomes with adolescents and families. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to current research findings on effective practice and will learn key strategies to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and alliance, maximize client contributions to change, and respond efficiently to client progress. The strategies offered can be applied to a wide range of settings with a continuum of concerns.
BT10 Short Course 12 - Brief Therapy Does Not Mean Insufficient Therapy - Virgil Hayes, DO, MSW
This workshop is a pragmatic look at how to gently, but quickly, understand how anxiety, depression and psychological trauma are created. Understanding the creation leads to co-creation to avenues of intervention. The emphasis is on non-medical, nonpathological understanding of problem creation. Case studies demonstrate the process from problem identification, conceptualizing leading to intervention and problem solving.
BT10 Short Course 13 - Humor in the Clinical Setting: Turning Whine Into Laughter - Howard Richmond, MD
The use of humor can have a variety of positive effects in treatment. It can increase therapeutic rapport, energize and revitalize both client and therapist, and foster an environment more conductive to deeper healing. Through story telling, clinical vignettes and audience participation, attendees will discover new and valuable ways to use humor appropriately in clinical practice. With Howard Richmond.
BT10 Short Course 14 - Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT): Exploring a Brief Effective Alternative to Traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - Dale Klein-Kennedy, MA
This workshop will explore the human-animal bond and its history and will define and describe the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP in working with domestic violence survivors, child-witnesses, families, children at risk and populations not benefiting from traditional therapies. In addition to the information presented about this brief therapy, participants will have the opportunity to view a video of AAT and EAP sessions. With Dale Klein-Kennedy.
BT10 Short Course 15 - Creating Lasting Solutions by Using Hypnotherapy to Enhance Metavalues and Being Motivation - Erika Chovanec, PhD
This workshop will introduce a holistic-motivational approach toward brief therapy, inspired by the work of Abraham Maslow. It will use lecture and demonstrations to show how hypnotherapy can aid in the utilization and encouragement of what Maslow would call Being Motivation and Metavalues in order to create lasting solutions. Participants will also learn specific forms of Ericksonian communication that may enhance Being Motivation and Metavalues.
BT10 Short Course 16 - Therapeutic Uses of Clothing and Appearance in Brief Therapy - John Littrell, EDD
Prochaska’s six-stages of change model (i.e. Precontemplation, Contempation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, & Termination) serves as a framework for understanding how brief therapists can therapeutically employ clothing and appearance as framework for understanding how brief therapists can therapeutically employ clothing and appearance as a vehicle for more lasting client solutions. Drawing upon brief therapy cases using Ericksonian, MRI, and SFT approaches, the program illustrates how therapists can help clients make small changes in clothing and appearance to move through Prochaska’s stages of change. With John Littrell.
BT10 Short Course 17 - Systemic Family Constellations: A Broken Heart Can Heal… Sometimes in One Beat - Dan Booth Cohen, PHD
This workshop includes Systemic Family Constellation therapy. Redefined by Bert Hellinger and others, it has gained acceptance in Europe as a groundbreaking advancement in brief form therapy. The process explores how transgenerational traumas remain active. In a single session, the imaginal family system is transformed. The burden of memory becomes an enduring source of strength and healing.
BT10 Short Course 18 - The Solution is in the Interaction: Understanding and Applying a Social Interaction Model of Resistance Management - Clifton Mitchell, PhD, Linda Mitchell, EdD
This workshop will define a social interaction model of resistance and present techniques for managing resistance within the therapeutic interaction. Techniques offered include: methods for disrupting patterns, seeking solutions within the details of client’s problems, the importance of determining emotionally compelling reasons for change, maintain an attitude of naïve puzzlement, the proper labeling of issues, and establishing mutually agreed upon goals. The ideas and methods presented are readily integrated into all theoretical approaches and client problems. A detailed handout will be provided. With Clifton Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.