BT18 Clinical Demonstration 03 - The Structure of Generative Change in Psychotherapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This live demonstration will show the 6-step model for generative change: (1) opening a creative space, (2) setting a positive intention, (3) developing a creative state, (4) taking action steps, (5) transforming obstacles, and (6) homework and self-practices.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 04 - Developing Mutual Responsivity: Utilizing Hypnotic Rapport to Develop A Shared Deep Experience in Couple Therapy - Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD
As suggested by Milton Erickson, naturalistic hypnosis seems to be one of the best way of utilizing couple’s resources. Frequently couples fail in reaching a deep mutual exchange and complain of being unable to satisfy their needs for intimacy. Hypnotic experience seems to produce by itself a deep contact that rarely develops in their habitual patterns. Specific couple’s responses to hypnotic induction that can be utilized to produce contact and intimacy will be demonstrated. In some other cases couples are caught by conflicts they are unable to solve. A couples hypnotherapist can extend to both couple members rapport, and succeed in obtaining a special relationship that produces more syntonic and attuned behaviors, in which conflict intensity decreases and a greater ability to listen to each other and negotiate con
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 05 - Using Hypnosis for Anxiety: Opportunities for Seeing Action Over Avoidance - Lynn Lyons, MSW
Using hypnosis to help anxious people relax and feel calm is a great start, but hypnosis offers other valuable opportunities to disrupt the patterns of anxiety, create a different relationship to thoughts and physical symptoms , and to shift the client from avoidance into action.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 06 - Best Hopes: A Live Demonstration - Elliott Connie, MA
This event will feature a live demonstration of the Solution Focused Approach in action. Attendees will be able to ask question to the presenter about this session.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 07 - Lovers Pose - Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Few couple interventions are as elegant and beautiful as the lovers pose. It is like a surgical table for therapists to extract and repair deep, implicit memory issues between partners and, by proxy, original childhood caregivers. The therapist “casts” each partner into roles appropriate for the therapeutic direction as decided by the therapist. Though the lovers pose is as it sounds, for lovers holding one another, it is also the caregiver-infant pose, the Pietà pose (holding a dead loved one), and inner child pose. This demonstration will also provide instructions for getting into and out of the pose which involves a three-step process.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 08 - Transforming Belief Barriers - Robert Dilts
"Belief barriers" are beliefs or assumptions that interfere with or undermine our motivation and progress toward the successful achievement of our goals. Many such barriers will emerge for clients during brief therapy. Therapists need to have the skill to create “belief bridges” that get over or bypass limiting beliefs and belief barriers, and ultimately create the possibility to transform them. This demonstration will show how to identify a belief barrier and help create a "belief bridge" that reconnects the client to key resources and shifts their focus to a broader perspective.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 09 - Hypnosis and Building Resources - Michael Yapko, PhD
Hypnosis is an experiential vehicle for helping people discover and use their personal strengths or resources in helpful ways. Hypnosis also helps people develop new perspectives and understandings that can lead to better choices and a greater sense of personal empowerment. In this demonstration, we will apply principles and methods of hypnosis in the service of achieving the client's therapeutic objective.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 10 - The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD - Reid Wilson, PhD
Those who succumb to the spell of obsessive-compulsive disorder conjure up a potion of avoidance and resistance as their only means of control. How do you move someone toward anxious uncertainty when their heart, mind and soul are committed to finding certainty and comfort? Participants will learn a persuasive strategy--built out of whole cloth within the first session--that will frame the entire treatment protocol. Participants will see how to collaborate with the client in designing behavioral experiments to test out this strategy.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 11 - Treating Trauma Briefly and Respectfully - Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT
This live demonstration will illustrate how to briefly connect with a client who has been suffering from some aftereffect from trauma and to help the client resolve some of that post-traumatic suffering.