A therapy group will be formed from Conference participants, in order to demonstrate what can be accomplished in a single group session. Emphasis will be on establishing therapeutic contracts for change and using the past to effect this change. Discussion and whole-group experiences will follow the therapy demonstration.
The focus will be on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of affective disorders (anxiety, depression, and anger). Such procedures as cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, and stress inoculation training will be examined.
A multigenerational approach using co-therapy can enhance the effectiveness of family therapy. Cross-generational feedback avoids imprisonment in traditional transference. Family stress episodes can be seen as a multiprojectional process.
This workshop will present a brief therapy approach, based on the interaction between those involved in the problem, and on the interventions aimed at changing this problematic interaction by motivating the client(s) to behave "as if" the situation were different from the way it is perceived.
This workshop will present cognitive, experiential, and behavioral techniques for helping men and women to realize more of their human potential. There will be special emphasis on personal and work-related male/female relationships and on how to deal with negative reactions to "out of role'' behavior, such as women's assertiveness and men's expressions of intimacy. Live demonstrations will be offered.
Two cases in which dream work played important roles will be presented and illustrated with videotaped sessions. The first is a case of a young single man with premature ejaculation, wherein the active, psychodynamic use of dream work "broke through'' the patient's intense resistance. The other is that of a married man with primary retarded ejaculations in which dreams were used to guide the behavioral aspects of therapy.
Control theory, which is a new theory of how all living organisms function, will be explained. Discussion will show how this theory supports Reality Therapy and how Reality Therapy is enhanced by the knowledge of this theory.
Therapists learning depth psychotherapy (extending several years) make a greater personal commitment than in other forms of therapy. Supervision of this work requires attention to the therapist's subjective experience as well as to procedures and conceptual perspectives. This workshop will include direct teaching, unrehearsed demonstration with an actual supervisee, and candid feedback from supervisee and supervisor.