BT12 Short Course 29 – Everlasting Heroes – Christine Guilloux, DESS
Subject, patient, client, therapist, teacher, trainer, supervisor, supervised, all of us are shaped from an essence, the stuff we are made of, the hero within. This workshop will offer then ways to utilize our ever lasting heroes, our models in our therapeutic goals for inner change and help the patient build from the hero within himself/herself.
BT12 Short Course 30 – Mindfulness, Trauma, and Trance: Ericksonian Brief Solutions: A Mind/Body Approach – Ronald Alexander, PhD
This course will address the rapid treatment of trauma by utilizing both Mindfulness practice and Ericksonian orientation. The course will highlight Milton Erickson’s use of storytelling, metaphor and rapid trance induction as well as the use of mindfulness practice for framing, re-framing and de-framing the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body. These methods allow the body to open healthier pathways for new somatic recoveries. We will also emphasize the use of naturalistic hypnotic trance, guided mindfulness practice, and healing metaphors for generating new therapeutic skills in mindbody healing therapies.
BT12 Short Course 31 – Sustaining Passion and Longevity in Life Using Medical and Longevity Research and Theories in Brief Therapy – Eva Long, PhD
This is a fast-paced, proven successful workshop on how professionals will help patients and clients utilizing the current adult development research/best practices in meaningful work/self-renewal with practical implementation ideas. This session will focus on the importance of 1) creating a life’s purpose, 2) optimism, 3) a circle of friends, 4) managing loss, and letting go while connecting the dots on some of the most significant medical and longevity research.
BT12 Short Course 32 – Subliminal Therapy: Effecting Change – Edwin Yager, PhD
Subliminal Therapy is an innovative and easily-learned, psychodynamic technique for use in clinical settings. The theory, rationale and application are presented in this workshop, including compelling data on efficacy as derived from patient-completed, pre- and post-treatment inventories. The workshop addresses application of ST to both psychological and psychogenic medical problems.
BT12 Short Course 33 – Brief Reality Therapy: Present, Accountable, and Solution-Focused – Robert Wubbolding, EdD
Simulated role-play demonstrations, the focus of this session, illustrate the practical use of the WDEP system of reality therapy. Client self-evaluation, the core of reality therapy, as well as the incorporation of several Ericksonian principles such as utilization, are highlighted. Participants will gain information about research studies validating the use of reality therapy as well as practical and innovative ideas immediately useful on the job. Handouts suitable for photocopying will be provided.
BT12 Short Course 34 – Unplugging from the Outside in: Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy with Older Adolescents and Young Adults (Ages 16-25) – Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C BCD
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands and creates instantaneous response to internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty understanding self-regulation and present a lack of selfawareness and modulation. This workshop proposes a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their development make-up but often have limited access toward using their inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness and enhance “down regulation” will be explored.
BT12 Short Course 35 – An Integrative and Creative Approach Working with Couples Achieving Lasting Solutions – Bruce Gregory, PhD and Birgitta Gregory, PhD
This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
BT12 Short Course 36 – New Perspectives and Healing for Borderlines: A Brief Therapy Intervention for Lasting Change – John Lentz, DMin
This radical new approach for Borderline Personality Disorder utilizes strength based approaches that work, are respectful and brief. Combining clinical practice, communication theory and hypnotic principles this approach helps Borderlines feel safe and respected, while they change. Utilizing Borderline intuition, and insight it offers a way for them to gently alter their interpretations so that they can relate effectively and safely. You will like your new skills. This workshop comes from the author’s newest book.
BT12 Short Course 37 – The Power of Animal Metaphors and Animal-Assisted Therapy in Brief Psychotherapy – Dale Klein-Kennedy, MA, and Karen Wall, MA
Animal metaphors are used as a part of our everyday vocabulary describing relationships, personal characteristics, etc. Metaphor in the presence of the work with the animal takes on a new and deeper meaning. This presentation will demonstrate the powerful use of animals and animal metaphors in brief psychotherapy. Through examples and discussion of the work, attendees will develop an understanding of ATT (animal-assisted therapy) and will participate in a live demonstration of AAT.
BT12 Short Course 38 – Building Cultures of Excellence: Strategies to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes in Agencies – Bob Bertolino, PhD
Some agencies consistently achieve better clinical outcomes. The benefits of higher-performing agencies include greater accountability, improved resource management, briefer treatment duration, decreased client dropout, and increased staff retention. Participants in this workshop will first learn about key research findings that form the building blocks of sustainable “cultures of excellence.” Next, specific strategies including brief and time -sensitive interventions, client feedback, and monitoring of individual and program outcomes will be described.