BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 01 – Basic Principles of Hypnosis and Induction – Brent Geary, PhD
This segment will cover essential topics and terminology in hypnosis. The process of a hypnotic session will be explained. Participants will practice observing and elicitation of focused awareness in hypnotic subjects.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 02 – Induction Approaches – Brent Geary, PhD
Various frameworks for hypnotic induction will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced during this portion of the training.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 03 – The Hypnotic Phenomena – Brent Geary, PhD
The utilization of hypnosis always involves the hypnotic phenomena. This session will explore the various phenomena and their role in clinical contexts. Participants will practice elicitation of hypnotic phenomena.
BT12 Fundamentals of Hypnosis Workshop 04 – Application of Indirection in Clinical Hypnosis – Brent Geary, PhD
One of Erickson’s landmark contributions to hypnosis was his introduction of indirection as a therapeutic approach. This final section of the training explores the ways in which anecdotes, metaphors, and other indirect methods can be utilized.
BT12 Keynote 02 – Beethoven: Revolution, Reinvention, and Innovation with Attitude! – Robert Greenberg, PhD
Louis (Ludwig) van Beethoven (1770-1827) was product of a violently dysfunctional upbringing. In the fall of 1802, at just the time his name and fame were beginning to spread across Europe, he suffered a suicidal depression. Through equal parts self-delusion and sheer will, Beethoven managed to reinvent himself personally and artistically as a hero battling fate itself. Thus armed, he emerged from his funk in early 1803, and proceeded to create a body of work unlike anything anyone had ever before imagined. Central to Beethoven’s new compositional vision was his conviction that his music be a vehicle for profound self-expression: his therapist’s couch. This program will explore Beethoven’s life and times and will then focus on his Symphony No. 5 as an example of how a piece of instrumental music can become—literally—a highly personalized confessional.
BT12 Keynote 03 – Remarkable Acts of Change: From Theory to Practice – Harriet Lerner, PhD
Dr. Lerner will offer clinical examples of how she uses straightforward “coaching” that invites clients, in relatively few sessions, to experiment with bold acts of change that can change everything. She will outline the theoretical perspective that guides this work, and share her personal experience with systems- based remarkable acts of change.
BT12 Keynote 04 – Bargains with Chaos: Challenges and Choices – Patrick Carnes, PhD, CAS
We witness a continuous parade of stars, financial gurus, clergy, politicians and athletes who enter rehabs sometimes repetitively. Is this about media coverage or are these elite canaries in the coal mines of our culture signifying a greater danger? Our understanding of addictions with the aid of neuroscience is expanding dramatically. With it is the realization of cultural and scientific shifts which underline the therapist’s role in facing our number one public health problem. One of the gifts of this challenge is our growth in technology which will transform what every therapist does for a living and maybe how humans evolve. But maybe we professionals are like the famous—reluctant to face difficult realities.
BT12 Law & Ethics – Dancing with the Risks: Safe Steps; Tricky Steps; Landmines – Part 1 - Steve Frankel, PhD, JD
This workshop in law, ethics and regulation focuses on three of the four most frequent causes for actions against mental health professionals, nationwide. Since the 2010-2011 law/ethics/regulation workshop focused primarily on boundary violations (including sexual contact between professional and patient/client), this 2012-2013 workshop focuses on incompetence, criminal convictions and cases involving high-conflict custody problems. The workshop emphasizes awareness and management of risk factors in the major areas of high risk practice via music videos illustrating the principles taught in the program.
BT12 Law & Ethics – Dancing with the Risks: Safe Steps; Tricky Steps; Landmines – Part 2 - Steve Frankel, PhD, JD
Continues on themes from Part 1 on awareness and management of risk factors in the major areas of high risk practice.