Health and well-being are akin to a three-legged stool being supported by one leg of pharmaceuticals; a second leg of surgery; and a third leg of self-care. Whereas the first two legs are awesome in their efficacy, they are not effective in treating 60-90% of visits to health care professionals since these visits are related tos tress and other mind/body interactions. Dr. Benson will describe the therapeutic efficacy of the third leg - especially the usefulness of the relaxation response, belief and spirituality.
Cognitive Therapy has been extended in recent years to the treatment of severe mental disorders, such as bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. This workshop will focus on strategies for relieving problems associated with severe disorders. Participants will be expected to present clinical problems and role-play patients illustrative of the specific problems that they encounter.
EP00 Workshop 3 - Family Violence - Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.
Ms. Madanes will discuss strategies for working with child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, adolescent violence, suicide prevention, sexual abuse when the perpetrator is an adult and when the perpetrator is a juvenile, and situations where violence happened many years ago. Step by step methods for preventing future violence will be presented.
After an introduction to the key concepts of working with the body, all participants will be invited to do some bioenergetic exercises to experience the value of this technique. Participants will be asked to describe their experience.
This workshop will address how clients with addictive and co-occurring disorders are confounded by family of origin issues. Participants will gain an understanding of· multi-addictive processes. Relationships between these and co-occurring disorders and treatment practices will be addressed.
Aspects of narrative practice will be discussed and illustrated. The workshop will include a focus on recent developments, and an updating of micro-maps of narrative practice. These micro-maps provide a guide to therapists in joining with people in exploring different ways of being in the world, alternative experiences of identity and new options for relating to others.
This workshop comprises three elements: A one-hour videotape demonstrating the use of mirroring interpretation of narcissistic vulnerability to establish a therapeutic alliance, discussion of the tape, and supervision of cases presented by the audience.