BT14 Invited Address 04 - Treating Depression Hypnotically and Strategically: The Power of Experiential Learning in Teaching mood Regulation Skills - Michael Yapko, PhD
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.
BT14 Invited Address 05 - The Three Positive Connections Needed for Transformational Change - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
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?).
BT14 Invited Address 06 - PTSD: What it is and How to Resolve it - And What it Isn't - Steve Andreas, MA
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.
BT14 Invited Address 07 - Three Things A Therapist Should "Never Do" That I Do (And You Should Too) - Christine Padesky, PhD
It can be hard to unlearn habits, especially when these habits are taught as important components of competent psychotherapy. Offering reflections on several decades as a therapist and supervisor, Dr. Padesky demonstrates how 3 things you were taught in graduate school can limit your client’s progress.
BT14 Invited Address 08 - Yoga, Movement and Body Awareness in the Treatment of PTSD - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Chronic trauma interferes with self-perception and self-regulation. We will discuss effective approaches.
BT14 Invited Address 09 - The Quantum Entanglements of Cosmos and Consciousness: A RNA/DNA Epigenomic Quantum Theory of the Cosmos/Consciousness Field - Ernest Rossi, PhD
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.
BT14 Invited Address 10 - Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness - Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Everyone wants to be happy. While clinicians and researchers traditionally focused on helping troubled people feel less distressed—moving from -5 to 0 on the happiness scale—more recently they’ve branched out to investigate what actually leads to enhanced well-being. Some research findings point in surprising new directions, while others echo advice heard from wise elders and religious teachers across cultures and centuries.
BT14 Invited Address 11 - Future Pill: Creating Change from the Future Back - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Most therapy orients to the past. This session will offer an alternative, using "future pull," a method of engaging people in compelling preferred futures and working backwards to the near future to create change in brief therapy.
BT14 Invited Address 12 - Relationships 2.0 - Pat Love, EdD
Relationships have changed since the dawn of the 21st century. Dating, mating, single life, sex-life, monogamy, matrimony, cohabitation, co-operation—all look different than a generation ago. As if it weren't challenging enough to keep up with pathological, technological, ethnic, educational, gender, geographic, socioeconomic, and sexual diversity, we now have the largest generational gap in modern history to contend with which means the relationship expectations and mores that made total sense to the Boomers now baffle many Millennials.
BT14 Keynote 02 – Attachment Science: An Essential Guide to Chance in Psychotherapy - Sue Johnson, EdD
This presentation will offer a guide as to how this science can help to make our sessions relevant and on target in terms of leading to better affect regulation, cognitive coherence and supportive, stable relationships.