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.
BT12 Short Course 17 – Borrowing From Erickson’s Native American Roots to do Brief Therapy That Changes Lives and Lifestyles – Jeanne Hernandez, PhD
This workshop explores the Native American principles such as harmony, hope and respect as they relate to Ericksonian brief therapy, and introduces exercise for grounding and internal stability that ward off stress, depression and daily conflict and that simplify complex decision-making in life, all of which bring clients to therapy.
BT12 Short Course 18 – The Brief, Lasting and Vigorous Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy – Debbie Joffe Ellis, MDAM
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a most effective, vigorous and compassionate approach. Many clients experience life-enhancing gains after REBT sessions, and the benefits last when the clients continues to practice the principles they are taught in therapy. In this course, attendees will learn the main principles, techniques and methods of REBT, observe a demonstration of the approach, observe its effectiveness as brief therapy, do exercises and have questions answered.
BT12 Short Course 19 – Applying Sensory Body Work and Improvisational Theater for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Brief Therapy – Claudia Weinspach, Dipl, Psych
The utilization of body work and improvisational theater can be employed for different therapeutic purposes. In a therapy group with sexually abused survivors it is a useful tool in the tradition of Ericksonian therapy. Since sensory body work and improvisational theater elements are excellent tools to absorb the patients’ attention in an equally structured and playful way, they become actors and creators of their new body experience. This is an experiential workshop.
BT12 Short Course 20 – Transforming Patient’s Vulnerability into Identity Strength – Consuelo Casula
Patients bring to therapy unhappiness caused by personal, social, professional, and moral problems, and therapists need to face them with an approach based on utilizing the hidden strengths in each component of the person. This workshop will present the Identity Strength Focused approach, with its method, techniques and metaphors to empower patients in healing their wounds, following spiritual values, finding the strength coming from mind-body coherence, empathy with others, and engagement in their job.