Dr. Beck will provide a perspective on the evolution and the place of cognitive therapy today. He will compare standard cognitive therapy to newer developments in theory and therapy such as mindfulness, attention focus, and positive psychology. Dr. Beck also will discuss the role of cognitive approaches to conflict and suffering.
Interpersonal neurobiology is a way to define mental health and the kinds of social experiences the brain requires to achieve a coherent mind. This interdisciplinary synthesis of science reveals an exciting convergence among research findings that helps us in mental health to explore the interplay among relationships, the mind and the brain. Experience shapes the connections in the brain in ways that we can now understand and harness within psychotherapy to help stimulate the neuronal activation and growth necessary to achieve resilience and emotional well-being.
Dr. Ellis will describe the up-to-date principles and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in the twenty-first century, how some people are trying to water it down, and what its future will probably be.
The notion of "logical levels" refers to the fact that some processes and phenomena are created by the relationships between other processes and phenomena. The function of each level is to synthesize, organize and direct the interactions on the level below it. Changing something on an upper level would necessarily radiate downward, precipitating change on the lower levels. This presentation will cover the six basic levels of therapeutic change: environment, behavior, capabilities, beliefs and values, identity and spiritual.
EP05 Workshop 33 - Imagineering: Helping Clients Find the Path to Change - Robert Dilts
lmagineering is a term coined by Walt Disney to describe the process he used to form dreams and then turn them into realities. The lmagineering process essentially involves creating and evaluating the steps necessary to reach a desired state. It can be applied to help clients find creative solutions to many problems.
EP05 Workshop 35 - Etiology, Psychotherapy. Diagnosis and Treatment Indicators for Severe Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Present day knowledge and leading hypotheses regarding severe personality disorders will be reviewed, and their relationship to clinical characteristics of these patients clarified. A critical review of present classification will be followed by exploration of specific technical approaches to diagnostic interviewing and decision-making regarding specific therapeutic approaches to each patient.
Dreaming is a natural human function from early childhood to late maturity. Beginning with Freud and Jung the practice of clinical psychology centered originally on dream analysis. The importance of dreaming has fallen into neglect in most contemporary therapies. This workshop offers practical cues for working with dreams to benefit participants own techniques, selfknowledge and their client's psychic equilibrium.
EP05 Workshop 36 - Growth Games for BEING the Best Therapist - Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.
This "playshop" will consist of experiential clinician development exercises. While it is widely agreed that the person of the therapist is central to patient change, there are limited methods for developing the person of the therapist. Dr. Zeig will present a systemic model that can be easily transferred to make therapy and supervision more powerfully experiential.
EP05 Workshop 37 - A Tribute to Steve de Shazer: Originator of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Approach - Yvonne Dolan M.A.
This workshop will celebrate the theoretical, technical and clinical contributions of the late Steve de Shazer through video tape, lecture and discussion. It will include a brief preview of material from de Shazer's most recent book, More Than Miracle: The State of the Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy which updates the SFBT.
This workshop will explore the impact of gender, culture, class and race on our clinical practice, and describe techniques for working with clients who are culturally different from ourselves. The workshop will consider the relevance of cultural differences for families even many generations beyond immigration. The issue of stereotyping and emphasizing that everyone is ethnic will be dealt with, rather than approaching culture by focusing on the exotic, esoteric or different characteristics of minorities and new immigrant groups. Professor McGoldrick will demonstrate the use of genograms and family play to address cultural, racial and spiritual legacies and patterns in clinical assessment and intervention -- drawing them, interpreting them and applying them therapeutically.