BT10 Short Course 20 - A New Model for Intimate Relationships - Robert Johansen, PhD, Ian Johansen, PhD, Todd Gaffney, PhD
This workshop will introduce a new cognitive model for brief, solution-focused psychotherapy for couples. This cognitive paradigm is unique in several ways. It points to the fact that no one knows the client better than his/her intimate partner. The client’s partner pushes, pulls, and teases every imperfection of out their partner’s personality. Specifically, intimacy reveals what is incomplete about the client’s emotional development. It also reveals how effectively the client manages the needs he or she brings to the relationship. This is precisely what clients need to study themselves and points to what we as therapists can do to help our clients. With Robert Johansen, Ian Johansen and Todd Gaffnet.
BT10 Short Course 21 - An Introduction to Subliminal Therapy - Edwin Yager, PhD
Therapists will learn Subliminal Therapy (ST), a psychodynamic technique used to accomplish consciously desired change. ST is a hypnotically medicated and utilizes the capabilities of a higher level of the patient’s intelligence that exists in the unconscious domain. ST empowers the patient by providing awareness of causal influences, thereby facilitating resolution by the patient. ST is described, its effectiveness is quantified and justified, and typical applications are detailed. Additionally, participants will witness a demonstration of the technique.
BT10 Short Course 22 - Feel the Feeling, Find the Strength: A Theory of Emotion - Linda Duncan, PhD
This workshop presents a theory of emotion and model for therapy, founded on the positive view that emotions offer us opportunities to realign with our inherent wholeness, once disruptions occur. The key lies in resolving the destabilizing effects of emotion with a stabilizing emotional and psychological strength. With fear, the strength is personal power, for example. The workshop includes principles and interventions. A map of emotion illustrates the arc of its occurrence from stimulus and effect to regulation and resolution.
BT10 Short Course 23 - Brief Therapy in a World of Globalism, Secularism, and Fundamentalism - Naji Abi-Hashem, PhD
What is a modern definition or a contemporary conceptualization of caregiving and counseling? How are the events and trends of our world today shaping the nature and function of the helping professions? Presently, globalism, secularism, extremism, and radicalism constitute a major challenge to individuals, communities, and nations alike and to both the care-giver/therapist and the care receiver/client! Trans-national, trans-theoretical, and trans-cultural implications will be discussed.
BT10 Short Course 24 - The Miracles of Mindfulness, CBT and Aerobic Exercise for ADD and Depression - Joseph Sestito, MSSA, LISW-S
The basics about mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy will be explained, along with the research findings which show that aerobic exercise helps both ADD and depression through improving brain functioning. Participants will become acquainted with ten mindfulness skills, four CBT methods and five types of aerobic exercise which can help their clients. Participants will see how they can be the instruments who help their clients deliver themselves from distraction to distinction. With Joseph Sestito.
BT10 Short Course 25 - Brief Therapy with Children and Adolescents - Charlotte Wirl, MD
Brief hypnotherapy is particularly suited for children and adolescents with psychosomatic disorders, because it exploits their natural abilities to fall into trance and uses a language of symbols and metaphors. It is based on the Ericksonian belief in the abilities of a child and is astonishing in its effectiveness. With Charlotte Wirl.
BT10 Short Course 26 - Use of Ericksonian Psychotherapy with Women Who Face Unexpected Pregnancies - Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
Women who face unplanned pregnancies may experience a wide range of emotions and go through deep crises when they learn they are pregnant. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how brief Ericksonian interventions can help them explore possibilities and cope with their crises during unplanned pregnancy. Examples of quick interventions and conversational trance will be given as well. There will be references to the importance of hope and exercises for coming to terms with previous experience.
BT10 Short Course 27 - Restoring and Maintaining Internal Harmony: Borrowing Native American Traditions - Jeanne Hernandez, PhD
This workshop explores how the Indian belief system contains ingredients to keep the mind and body in harmony and promote wellbeing. We will explore adding into psychotherapy sessions totem strengths, shaman journeys, medicine wheels, time-frames, respect and gratitude; the circle of life, and symbols as reminders of the “right” path. With Jeanne Hernandez.
BT10 Short Course 28 - Humor Matters: Clinical Applications of Humor in Cognitive Therapy - Steven Sultanoff, PhD
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? This lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, will explore the rationale for and practical application of humor in cognitive therapy. Both cognitive therapy and humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. The presenter will explore how humor can be a powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment, and will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor. With Steven Sultanoff.
BT10 Short Course 29 - Brief Therapy for Children Coping with Anxiety, Headaches, Loyalty Conflicts, and Emotional Learning Blockages - Carme Timoneda-Gallart, PhD
This workshop will present some practical cases in order to illustrate the brief therapy process applied to children affected by emotional disorders as anxiety, headaches, loyalty conflicts and learning emotional blockages. In all cases, Ericksonian techniques such as metaphors and symptom prescription have shown very positive and efficient results. With Carme Timoneda-Gallart.