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.
BT12 Short Course 39 – Nightly Napping is Not Enough – Deborah Beckman, MS
Late night commercials promise to recapture a full night’s sleep. Still, we’re chronically sleep deprived, catching little more than midnight naps. Chasing “whys” distracts and delays reestablishing healthy sleep. Rebuilding the how-to’s of healthy sleep is crucial to reestablishing resilience. This protocol goes beyond good sleep hygiene and gadgets by prioritizing the physiology of sleep with components of clients’ presenting complaint(s). Clinical demonstration, case applications and discussion provide opportunities to develop specific interventions.
BT12 Short Course 40 – Brief Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents Facing Serious Situations – Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
When children and teenagers face serious problems they experience a variety of feelings and emotions. Brief Therapy techniques can help them find solutions and explore new alternatives within a short time. Short interventions, such as brief trances and conversational hypnosis will be demonstrated. Utilization of individual’s resources, likes, and favorite activities will also be discussed as brief therapy tools will be used during therapy. Participants will be able to explore how other approaches such as Narrative Therapy can enhance and embellish Ericksonian approaches.
BT12 Short Course 41 – How Culture Impacts Communication – Sherri Reynolds, MA, MFT
Participants will identify and analyze culture using 10 dimensions to break through communication barriers. Participants will learn to assess their own and their clients’ cultural styles of communication. Participants will also learn to apply specific techniques to facilitate more effective communication with clients, allowing them to establish lasting trust and develop a deeper relationship with clients from diverse cultures.
BT12 Short Course 42 – Emotion- Focused Hypnotherapy for Coping with Pain – Jeffrey Feldman, PhD
This short course will introduce a treatment approach that targets the affective dimension of pain. The emotion specific wording and elicitation of positive state dependent learning can be used in a brief therapy approach whether or not patients’ feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety are associated with physical pain.