This 6-hour program addresses the profound changes that are taking place in the health system in the U.S., the implications for mental health care, and, in turn, the implications for mental health care providers. We begin with a discussion of the role of the insurance industry in health care and how that role has expanded over the past 50-60 years, affecting the licensure and practices of mental health professionals.
Many schools of psychotherapy have been derived from the seminal work of Milton H Erickson M.D., including strategic therapy, interactional therapy, NLP and solution focused therapy. In some approaches hypnosis is central; in other approaches hypnosis is more peripheral. This class features two experts personally trained by Dr. Erickson, each of whom approach psychotherapy from somewhat different perspectives. In his approach, Possibility Therapy, Bill O'Hanlon epitomizes the strengths of a solution focused orientation. In his experiential approach, Jeffrey Zeig shades treatment in the direction of developing dramatic reference experiences.
Skills and experience, research and theory—each plays a critical role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded or enhanced. Everyone has the capacity.
When working with anxious kids, your brilliance in the office means nothing if they cannot take what you offer and use it in their world. This presentation will give you eight homework assignments to engage kids from the start, and will spark your strategic creativity as you develop your own homework ideas.
The cutting-edge anxiety treatment is now pushing further into the confrontational. You will learn how to help clients purposely to seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear. Practical methods enable clients to ignore the content of their obsessive worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it.
How a clinician thinks about the nature of depression and answers fundamental questions - such as what causes depression - naturally determine what treatment approach he or she is most likely to take. Regardless of one’s preferred orientation, however, depression experts agree that treatment needs to be multi-dimensional and active. Furthermore, the more we learn about the neuroscience of depression, especially neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, the more important well designed experiential learning processes become in treatment.
Generative psychotherapy is an exploration of how individuals can forge positive, therapeutic responses to life challenges. This invited address concentrates on the three core connections that allow clients to do this: (1) Positive intention and goals (What do you most want to create in your life?); (2) Somatic Centering (Where do you feel the deepest resonance in your body?); and (3) Field Resources (What can most deeply support your path of change?).
The phobic core of PTSD is a conditioned response to a terrifying event, easily treated with a process demonstrated in an 8-minute video. Learn the key components that combine to make this method so effective. Other co-occurring problems—grief, rage, anxiety, guilt, shame, drugs, etc.—require different processes for resolution.
Current research in psychosocial genomics is reviewed to underpin a new evolutionary RNA/DNA epigenomic theory of the quantum transformations of consciousness and creative cognition. The alternating classical-to-quantum and quantum-to-classical transitions on all levels from mind to gene are explored for developing an understanding of how the 4-stage creative process operates in an evolving cosmos/consciousness field theory.