This presentation will cover the assessment and detection of spousal and partner abuse, as well as intervention strategies. Community resources, cultural factors and same gender abuse dynamics also will be discussed.
Learn the three key elements of Relationship Empowerment Therapy: The use of leverage; Attention to "clean-up" issues; The relationship grid. Participants will be introduced to techniques to help partners learn: Where they are stuck in their relationship; What "unfinished business" fuels their "stuckness;" The consequences of not changing, as well as the opportunities for change; How to get from where they are to where they need to be.
Talking makes many matters worse, not better. Talking can not only exacerbate problems and differences, but prevent the deepest moments of intimacy. Oftentimes therapy focuses too much time talking about connection rather than connecting. Come learn strategies to help couples create love beyond words.
While confrontation is often the best way to help clients examine their contribution to a problem, many therapists feels anxious about the tension aroused during confrontation. Leam to employ confrontation in couples work with special emphasis on matching the intensity of the confrontation- gentle to tough- with the level of impasse. The focus will be on how to select what to confront, when to confront, and how to build a confrontation over time. You will leave this session with a firmer grasp of the attitude and posture necessary to use confrontation more effectively in your work.
This introduction to a developmental-psychobiological approach for working with personality disordered couples will provide attendees with a powerful new method that continues to show good success. This approach focuses on a two-person psychobiological model using attachment, developmental neuroscience and arousal regulation, and moves the clinician from a conflict-content model to a deficit process model focusing on real-time enactments of dysregulation.
The repair process is a detailed formula for helping someone in a state of hurt or frustration move back into satisfactory connection. The process begins with the speaker, teaching the distressed person how to use the feedback wheel- a fourstep prescription for speaking that is effective and clean. Then we tum to the skills of listening and responding, laying out techniques of radical generosity-a sophisticated way to understand your partner's experience and respond to it in the most responsible, (and disarming) manner.
The Law and Ethics Workshop covers emerging legal and ethical issues for mental health practitioners of all disciplines. The four-hour program addresses issues in- cluding confidentiality and privilege, note-taking, record-keeping, coping with sub- poenas, the impact of professional society ethical codes on regulation of mental health practice, liability exposure with suicidal patients, and recent developments in ''Tarasoff situations.''
This program focuses more closely on the needs of clinicians who fall into particularly high risk groups. Topics include confidentiality and privilege for children, coping with high-conflict divorce/custody families, the regressive impact of the regulatory environment on family therapy in particular, supervision/consultation issues that arise for professionals whose agency positions may include functions that conflict with ethical codes.