BT12 Short Course 07 – Blending Science, Spirituality and Beliefs to Enhance the Effect of Psychotherapy – Assen Alladin, PhD
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy provides an evidence-based model for integrating diverse cultural beliefs and wisdoms in therapy. This course will demonstrate how to integrate cultural beliefs and wisdoms in short-term psychotherapies. Non Western societies attach more importance to the heart. The heart is considered central to producing changes in psychotherapy because a person validates reality not by how they think (cognition) but how the person feels (affect). Moreover, societal pressure and the focus on individualism unintentionally create “neurosis” and a tendency towards “narcissism” in our culture.
BT12 Short Course 08 – Brief Therapy with Gay Men – Richard Miller, MSW
Successful brief psychotherapeutic work with gay men includes the use of clinical hypnoses as well as an accepting compassionate stance of the psychotherapist. Ego-state work and positive self-representations create healing from years of internalized shame. Specific psychosocial issues for gay men, core issues common in the gay male community, customized hypnoses scripts, and effective short-term treatment strategies will be discussed.
BT12 Short Course 09 – Core Intelligence: The Centering Process – Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW
Create transformation using a three step process: Inward, Outward, Upward! Help clients leave ego defenses behind and rise to live centered in their Core Intelligence™. Teach clients to live consciously by traveling through…. seven gateways that untangle voices from the past. Free from chaos that stresses them in the workplace, home, and relationships!
BT12 Short Course 10 – Emotional Super Strengths: Transform Emotion, Transform the Person – Linda Duncan, EdD
This workshop focuses on four categories of emotion—fear, anger, sadness, and joy, and illustrates their potential negative impacts. Problems arise when we respond to the impacts ineffectively—typically through some form of avoidance—instead of discovering our potential to transform the emotion. The key to transformation lies in responding with the emotional super strength hidden within each emotion. With anger the strength is self-mastery; with fear/ personal power; with sadness/ acceptance; with joy/ gratefulness. The workshop concludes with the Emotional Plan for Daily Living—a set of four principles that help integrate their super strengths into an overall approach to life.
BT12 Short Course 11 – Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Working Hybrid – Miguel Fernandez, PhD
It is the purpose of this short course to introduce and apply the concepts of both Narrative Therapy (NT) and Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT) simultaneously in a therapeutic setting. The use of imagery and symbolism take the “storied” nature of problems and link them to the tapestry of all stories that a client brings into therapy. The Miracle Question looks at the “preferred view” of the problem and differentiates the singular vista of the problem against the preferred view of the client that has the vistas of the tapestry. EARS is used to give the client control over the preferred view of the problem.
BT12 Short Course 12 – “Flourish” or the Petals of Satisfaction in Life and Work – Nicole Ruysschaert, MD
In this workshop we will adopt a positive approach and focus on aspects that are part of the FLOURISH model: Flow, Utilization, Resilience, Imagery to stimulate High levels of pleasure and satisfaction. These aspects can be developed with Self Hypnosis exercises. Impact of the FLOURISH model on development and happiness will be reviewed. In practical exercises you can discover how to work out your own “petals of satisfaction.”
BT12 Short Course 13 – Treatment Engagement, Alliance, and Adherence in Brief Therapy with Latinos: Practical Strategies for Lasting Solutions – Thomas Kirsch, MC, and Hernan Cancio Lopez
Latinos seeking treatment often do not feel understood in therapy, and many do not return for a second visit. Lack of engagement with Latinos in treatment leads to a failure of Latinos in adhering to treatment recommendations. Participants will learn strategies to promote treatment engagement, alliance, and adherence with Latinos.
BT12 Short Course 14 – Scripts, Protocols and Metaphors: Discovering the Power Within the Clinician – Rob Staffin, PsyD
If you have ever felt like it would be nice to have a script or metaphor to facilitate the progress of a client in therapy, this course is for you. Participants will learn how to utilize their own interest, skills and abilities to create interventions tailored to their clients.
BT12 Short Course 15 - Competency Based Brief Therapy for Lasting Change (The Barretta Hypnotic Guide to Changing Beliefs and Getting What You Want Out of Life) - Norma Barretta, PhD, and Phillip Barretta, MA
CBBT focuses on the person’s own resources as the basic component of developing the ability to create lasting changes. We keep insight out of sight and focus on behavioral shifts and updates of beliefs. Unconscious process is a major contributor to lasting solutions and the ability to use hypnotic linguistic patterns of “temporary” (in reference to the present state) and “permanent” (in reference to the solution leading to the desired state) is an essential element of the model. Practice will be provided with demonstrations and casework elicited from the group.
BT12 Short Course 16 – Systemic Family Constellations: A Broken Heart Can Heal…Sometimes in One Beat – Dan Booth Cohen, PhD, MBA
This process identifies and releases transgenerational trauma. This simple process consistently uncovers connections between present day issues and transgenerational traumas. Within a single session, the burden of memory is transformed into an enduring source of strength and healing.