BT12 Short Course 49 – Milton Erickson and Patrick Carnes: Comparing and Contrasting the Work of Two Leaders – Roxanna Erickson-Klein, PhD, and Pennie Johnson, MA
This course will look at the work of two charismatic leaders, each of who made a substantial impact to psychotherapy practiced today. Commonalities and differences will be explored, and the relevance of their work will be discussed. Ideology, strategies, and principles of treatment will be compared and contrasted.
BT12 Short Course 50 – Pattern Disruption Right Out of the Gate – Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, MA, RCC, and Kathleen Donaghy, PhD, PC
This session will demonstrate the efficient and strategic use of energy and trancework in shifting clients’’ resistance into movement and resolution of conflict. Case examples will be provided to illustrate application of our approach with a couple, a mother and daughter, and with adolescent girls. We will conclude with a demonstration and discussion.
BT12 Short Course 51 – Effective Management of Chronic Anxiety and Depression with Essential Neurobiological Communication – Bart Walsh, MSW
Learn how to access deep levels of mind-body functioning for remission of chronic anxiety and depression. Essential neurobiological communication (ENBC) incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling. Affected individuals learn to fully manage these chronic conditions. Resolve past emotion using a noninvasive protocol integrating a progressive ratification sequence for grounding emotional adjustments in thought, perception and behavior.
BT12 Short Course 53 – What to Expect When Your Patient is Not Expecting – Helen Adrienne, LCSW
The number of those who are struggling with infertility in the United States is 7.3 million and growing. If you have not yet encountered this in your practice, you are likely to sooner or later. Working effectively with this highly stressed population requires awareness of the unique profile of patients suffering with the unmet longing for a baby. This workshop will be an opportunity for you to gather the understanding you need in order to attune yourself to the challenges these men, women and couples face and to learn brief therapy, mind/body interventions that will make a difference
BT12 Short Course 54 – Love and Intention: Improving Strategic Outcomes – Michael Munion, MA
This workshop provides a framework for assessing clients along two important dimensions that impact therapeutic outcome: motivation and sense of agency (one’s perception of their ability to create change in their own lives). This assessment fosters interventions that enhance the capacity for strategic interventions to be truly brief and solution focused. The participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to observe and practice this approach.
BT12 Short Course 55 – Keeping Nature in Ericksonian Therapy – Sheldon Cohen, MD
The theme of nature/environment appears repeated in Erickson’s lectures, writings, and recollections of those who know him. This presentation will enhance our appreciation of the importance of nature in therapy and enhance our ability to impart the concept to patients. The author will share the techniques, conscious and unconscious, that he uses with patients. Attendees will do likewise.
BT12 Short Course 57 – Footprintings: Nine Colors, Infinite Possibilities – Susan Dowell, LCSW, BCD
Footprintings is a new three dimensional treatment model. In this work, nine different color sets of Footprintings become tools for a patient to bookmark, diagram, track and explore internal experience and shifting states of consciousness, as they are experienced in the Present Moment. When a patient chooses color Footprintings to represent an aspect of self-experience, positions these Footprintings on the ground and then stands in them, the postural shifts , body experience, and shifting perspectives and associations unfolding from this positioning can lead to valuable insights, learning opportunities and new perspectives.
BT12 Short Course 58 – StoryPlay® Therapy: Gems of Change for Accessing and Utilizing Inner Resources for Healing Childhood Trauma – Joyce Mills, PhD
This experiential workshop will present an essential element of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy that focuses upon how to identify, access and utilize inner resources, skills, and gifts as invaluable “gems” to move us beyond diagnosis and effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.
BT12 Short Course 59 – Making the Most of One Hour: Walk-In Counseling Services – Arnold Slive, PhD
Walk-in counseling services allow clients to attend a session of therapy without waiting for an appointment. Many are seen for only one session. Research consistently indicates that “one” is the modal number of sessions for all models of therapy and that single sessions are highly effective. This workshop describes therapy, research, strategies, and techniques for making single sessions, whether planned or not, as effective as possible. Emphasis will be on the application of these principles in a variety of walk-in services.
BT12 Super Course 01 – Treating Depression Experientially: Hypnosis and Mindfulness as Therapeutic Contexts – Michael D. Yapko, PhD
The cutting edge of rapidly expanding scientific evidence highlights that the more we learn about the biology of depression, the more important psychology and social experiences become in shaping recovery on all levels. Participants will learn to utilize therapy as a social process that can teach clients skills experientially in order to reduce and even prevent depression. Interventions involving skill building homework assignments, and experiential methods of hypnosis and mindfulness will be considered in depth through group hypnosis and at least one skill-building exercise.