IC01 Short Course 01 - Talk To Your Client's Eyes Not Just Their Ears! - Danie Beaulieu, PhD
Do you know that 60% of all information gathering to the brain comes from the eyes? Surprisingly
however, most therapies focus on ears. Have you ever felt that while you were talking to your
client's they were actually recording their own inner talk rather than your words? When we speak
to the eyes, we don't get that kind of distortion. This workshop will present different ways to
bypass the client's resistances and to trigger their other powerful learning systems. This
workshop will offer many new creative tools to address a wide range of psychological problems.
IC01 Short Course 02 - Treating the Out-of-Control Adolescent: A Grounded Theory Inquiry Into Haley's Work - Scott P. Sells, PhD
Treating adolescent with severe behavioral problems challenges even the most skilled
practitioner. To address this difficult population a four-year process-outcome research project led
to the discovery of a 15-step integrative treatment model. The process began with an intensive
case analysis of Jay Haley's work using a grounded theory approach, The concepts that emerged
were then tested in the field using outcome measures on 82 families over a two-year period. In
this way, the blending of qualitative and quantitative methods in a single study yielded results that
offered information that neither could provide alone.
IC01 Short Course 04 - The Neurobiology of Pain Processing and Hypnosis - Jeffrey R. Feldman, PhD
This short course will review the neurobiology of pain processing and hypnotic suggestion.
Neuroimaging studies will be emphasized, including landmark studies by Rainville and his
associates ( 1997, 1999) which identified distinct areas of the brain differentially activated
depending on the nature of hypnotic suggestions. An hypnotic technique which utilizes the
distinction between the sensory and affective dimensions of pain will be demonstrated.
Implications for current practice and future research will be discussed.
IC01 Short Course 05 - The Red Queen and Psychotherapy's Missing Voice - Robert J. Brem, MA, MC
This short course explores the notion of the Red Queen hypothesis - - as a critique of modern
"hyperculture" and its impact on social structure and in turn, its impact upon "healthy" social and
personal life. The presentation starts with a multidisciplinary theoretical overview and then looks
at the dynamics of social induction of people into cooperating via their behaviors with a way of
being that is not always healthy for them in psychological and biological terms. There will be open
discussion and options for practitioners to play beyond traditional milieus of psychotherapy.
IC01 Short Course 06 - Combining Ericksonian Approaches and Thought Field Therapy to Challenge Prior Negative Assumption - Suzanne M. Connolly, MSW, CISW
Techniques developed by both Milton Erickson and Roger Callahan, the founder of Thought Field
Therapy, challenge psychological assumptions ingrained in old philosophical constricts. These
non-insight oriented approaches, when used creatively, can lead to dramatic changes even in
areas as seemingly pervasive as self-esteem. Attendees will learn to combine Ericksonian
reframes and Thought Field Therapy to facilitate core self-concept change.
IC01 Short Course 07 - The Use of Ericksonian Hypnosis in the Treatment of Borderlines and Addictions - IIana H. Oren, PhD
Borderline personality is an underlying character structure, marked by a fragmented sense of
identity and maladaptive patterns of perceiving, behaving and relating to others. The Borderline is
stuck in "yes, but!" or "I hate you! Don't leave me!" stance. In order to get the habitually
oppositional patient to respond, the therapist needs to structure the therapeutic messages in a
way that they are not easily recognized on a conscious level. Ericksonian hypnosis paves the
IC01 Short Course 09 - Altering, Not Abolishing - Douglas Flemons, PhD
Milton H. Erickson once said that the task of therapists "is that of altering, not abolishing"
symptoms. this short course will put this statement in theoretical context, explaining why the
attempt to negate a problem ends up entrenching it. using case examples, the presenter will
illustrate how to use the logic and practice of hypnosis to help clients alter their relationship with
their symptoms and to invite therapeutic transformations.
This short course addresses the advantages of specific metaphorical techniques in hypnosis and psychotherapy for treating anger, depression, chronic pain, and for boosting self-efficacy. A novel group anger treatment will be presented that combines mindfulness principles within Erickson-type teaching tales. Indirect techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.
IC01 Short Course 11 - Ericksonian Techniques: A Footstep Into the Future - Audrey Sussman, MSW and Tish Schuman, MA
In this workshop, participants will learn powerful techniques to create change. We have
incorporated cognitive, behavioral and NLP techniques into Ericksonian methods to address the
unconscious mind for change. Participants will learn how to use these methods to quickly break
through limiting beliefs, treat clients who have panic or stress and will learn a self-hypnotic
exercise to help relieve insomnia.
IC01 Short Course 12 - The Relationship and Relevance of Dr. Rossi's Mind-Body Work to Other Therapeutic Modalities - Bruce Gregory, PhD
Over the past 20 years Dr. Rossi has innovatively expanded Ericksonian work by demonstrating
its connections to microbiology, chemistry, physics, chaos theory and mathematics. This course
will explore the relationship and relevance of Dr. Rossi's mind-body work to other forms of
psychotherapy. We will learn how mind-body work utilizes and integrates many of the core
processes used in the work of Winnecott, Klein, Jung, Gestalt, Masterson, Kohut and cognitive