BT12 Workshop 25 – Transforming Beliefs – Robert Dilts
Our beliefs about ourselves and what is possible in the world around us greatly impacts our day-to-day effectiveness. As our lives and the world around us changes, we also need to adapt and update our beliefs and stories about ourselves. Beliefs which have once served us can become limiting if they are too rigid. This seminar will explore the structure and dynamics of our belief systems, as well as how to identify and update key beliefs and facilitate change in our clients.
BT12 Workshop 26 – Practical Perceptual Skills Training – Steve Andreas, MA
Detecting changes in a client’s posture, tone of voice, direction of gaze, lateral gestures, etc. provides rich instantaneous feedback about how a session is going, and often indicates what kind of intervention will be useful. Simple exercises will be demonstrated and taught that are useful irrespective of your theoretical orientation.
Neuroscience documents how experiences of (1) Novelty, (2) Environmental Enrichment, and (3) Mental & Physical Exercise can optimize gene expression, brain plasticity (brain growth), and mind-body healing. We will practice psychotherapy as discussed in my recent book Creating Consciousness: How Therapists can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty, and Truth.
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 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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