BT12 Workshop 29 – Short-Term Treatment of Anxiety and Medical Illness – Frank Dattilio, PhD, ABPP
Clinicians are very likely to encounter patients in their clinical practice that experience both anxiety and medical illness. Sometimes differentiating the symptoms of each can become extremely difficult and can serve to exacerbate either condition. This workshop will introduce some of the cognitive-behavioral techniques that are used in helping clinicians differentiate symptoms and also intervene, providing patients with skills for managing their anxiety, as well as their medical illness.
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 Workshop 39 – The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD – Reid Wilson, PhD
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist’s primary task. Altering perception– not adding technique–helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy–built out of whole cloth within the first session–that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
BT12 Workshop 30 – Changing the Doing, Viewing and Context: The Essence of All Brief Therapy – Bill O’Hanlon, MS
After making a connection with and establishing a relationship with the client, I contend that all brief therapy relies on some variation or combination of three interventions: Changing the doing (actions/interactions), changing the viewing (focus of attention and meaning attribution/interpretation) and changing the context (the social or physical environment) involved in or around the problem. The session will give details about how to conceptualize and implement these shifts in brief clinical work.
BT12 Workshop 31 – It Takes One to Tango: Doing Couples Therapy with Individuals – Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSW
That only one partner is willing to seek relationship therapy should not deter therapists since there is much that can be accomplished. In fact, there are occasions when working with only one partner is preferable. This workshop will explore these situations and offer therapists a conceptual framework for conducting relationship oriented sessions with one partner present.
BT12 Workshop 32 – Rethinking Couples Therapy: A Radical Approach to Love, Sex and Infidelity – Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Couples therapists are typically discouraged from seeing partners separately lest power imbalances, allegiances, or secrets further divide the couple. What’s lost in this approach? Through case examples, Esther Perel will show how to effectively engage such issues as intimacy, sexuality and infidelity by creating separate spaces where each partner can explore his/her feelings and experiences along with larger relationship dynamics. We will show how to navigate privacy and secrecy, honesty and transparency, stage interventions around sexual impasses, and structure a safe and flexible environment to work creatively with infidelity.
BT12 Workshop 33 – Brief Therapy for the Treatment of Anorexia – Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa will be presented in the frame of the Extreme Polarities Theory, and examine why, in some families, eating disorders develop and there is continuity among opposite forms of disturbances. Principles of intervention, as well as specific techniques will be presented, including the clinical applications (and advantages) of direct and indirect hypnosis.
BT12 Workshop 34 – Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques with Couples – Frank Dattilio, PhD, ABPP
This workshop focuses on the specific use of cognitive-behavioral strategies as an adjunct to the many treatment modalities of couples’ therapy. It offers a basic overview of the theories of cognitive-behavioral therapy, particularly as it applies to couples. Participants will learn firsthand techniques and strategies for working with difficult couples and how to integrate these strategies with their respective modes of treatment. The presentation is followed by a videotape that demonstrates the implementation of techniques and interventions.
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BT12 Workshop 36 – Transforming Negative States: A Workshop in Generative Psychotherapy – Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This workshop presents the Ericksonian and Self-Relations Psychotherapy approach to human states of suffering: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc. This practical and positive approach assumes that each core human experience has equivalent potential to be positive or negative, depending on the human relationship to it; and thus focuses on how problems may be transformed to resources by skillful human connection. Multiple techniques and examples for will be given, along with an exercise and demonstration.