Facilitating the RNA/DNA epigenetics of creating new consciousness is the next step in the evolution of psychotherapy. Restricting psychotherapy to the limitations of the cognitive-behavioral level is becoming a disservice to psychology. We must embrace the bioinformatics of the new technological devices that make it possible to assess and facilitate the dynamics of gene expression and brain plasticity economically within a single session of psychotherapy.
Building on the contributions of Milton Erickson, MD, therapists can advance their work through the introduction of evocative techniques gleaned from studying codes of influence in the arts. The artist and the therapist share similar domains: a striving to alter perception; to modify and expand perspectives; and to stir the human heart. Therapists can explore how to use untapped aspects of their medium through teasing out the connections between the palette of the artist and the traditional toolbox of the clinician.
The major way that people cope with trauma in North America is to use some form of religious or spiritual rituals and meaning-making activities . In this workshop , Dr. Meichenbaum will consider both the positive and negative modes of spiritual coping, ways to assess for client’s spirituality, and ways to integrate spiritually-based interventions into psychotherapy, where indicated.
Jack Kornfield, PhD, Peter Levine, PhD, Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, and Mary Pipher, PhD
Moderator: Annellen Simpkins, PhD
Compare and contrast clinical and philosophical perspective of experts.