BT14 Master Class - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD and Bill O'Hanlon, MS
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.
BT14 Short Course 01 - Is it the Talking That Cures: Utilizing Silence to Make Therapy More Experiential and Improve Outcomes - Sue Pinco, PhD
This experiential seminar will lead attendees in an exploration of mindful silence and its role in the clinical encounter. Our journey will begin with a taste of both structured and unstructured silence followed by a discussion of how both are manifested, experienced, and potentially utilized in the clinical encounter. Research related to silence in psychotherapy and recent findings in neuroscience will help explain why silence is a key ingredient in effective transformational processes.
BT14 Short Course 02 - Using Brief Ericksonian Psychotherapy for Helping Children Cope with Trauma After Loss and Painful Events - Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
BT14 Short Course 03 - From Sexual Trauma to Sexual Empowerment Using Personal, Ancestral, and Spiritual Dimensions of Consciousness in Brief Therapy - Emily Volden, MSW, LICSW and Dan Booth Cohen, PhD
Family Constellations can be used in therapy as a process for treating sexual trauma. The experiential process accesses the heart as an organ of perception to explore, heal, and release sexual trauma while reclaiming clients’ empowered sexual selves. Employing a light meditation, therapist and client open the doors of awareness to ancestral and archetypal consciousness.
BT14 Short Course 04 - Augmenting "Pills Not Skills": Strategic, Somatic and Ericksonian Interventions with the Severely Mentally Ill - Hank Griffin, MA, MFT
Severe mental illness predominantly strikes the young, derailing normal social, cognitive and emotional development, predisposing to traumatic experience. Brief therapy interventions are particularly apt because they encourage skill acquisition and decontextualization via remedial experiential learning. This presentation will detail the use of strategic, somatic experiencing-influenced and Ericksonian interventions, among them pattern interruption, symptom prescription, ordeals and other Ericksonian elements treating chronically ill clients with attention to the structure and delivery of such interventions.
BT14 Short Course 05 - The Curiosity Oriented Approach - Richard Hill, MA
Curiosity has long been an important element of therapeutic practice, but neuroscience gives us a deeper understanding and allows for curiosity to be more effectively practiced. New techniques that engage curiosity also act to enhance the client-therapist relationship which we now know is the most important element of successful therapy. Being curious about A Curiosity Approach is exactly what is required to seek out and participate in this workshop.
BT14 Short Course 06 - Zapping Anxiety and Depression and Healing Trauma, with Vigorous and Compassionate Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - Debbie Joffe Ellis, MDAM
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the holistic approach considered to be the grandparent of cognitive approaches, created by the renowned and brilliant pioneer Albert Ellis PhD, is most effective as a brief therapy for lessening, transforming, healing and preventing emotional disturbances. This Short Course includes a live clinical demonstration, and present the main aspects, methods and techniques of this vigorous, bold and compassionate approach, and is presented by Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of Albert Ellis.
BT14 Short Course 07 - Experiential Technique for Dealing with Trauma: Re-Visiting the Empty Chair - Linda Duncan, EdD
This presentation teaches an adaptation of the “empty-chair” that targets trauma. Clients enact a dialogue between the “experiencing” and “self-stifling” parts of the self to discover the true impacts of trauma. Through a structured, step-wise process, clients move from less threatening to more threatening material, eliciting emotions, needs, and desires that have been submerged due to trauma. Supportive neuroscience research explains. Includes demonstration.
BT14 Short Course 08 - A Brief Solution-Focused Model for Individual - Robert Johansen, PhD
The presentation introduces a new, solution-focused model for treating individuals/couples. The model proposes specific and clear steps on how to differentiate types of love and how these impact intimacy. Participants will develop lasting strategies on how to effectively manage personal needs in the context of the intimate relationship.
BT14 Short Course 09 - Hypnotic Scaling is an Ericksonian Solution Focused Self-Hypnotic Technique That Allows Your Clients to Choose Freely Where to Move on Their Solution Scale - Paul Koeck, MD
Hypnotic Scaling is a simple Ericksonian & Solution Focused (self)hypnotic technique, developed by Paul Koeck, MD to help your client self-control and resolve Anxiety and Depression or symptoms of PTSD. You will be able to teach your client to freely choose where (s)he wants to be at a scale from 0 to 10 at any moment or in any context using (Self) Hypnotic Scaling. Your client will be able to choose his emotions, thoughts or feelings when and where (s)he wants!