EP13 Invited Address 11 – Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments: An Update and A Way Forward – David Barlow, PhD
For more than sixty years in clinical psychology we have attempted to integrate science into practice for the benefit of the public. After a brief review of the progress we have made and the reasons for the emergence of evidence-based practice, we will consider current barriers to dissemination and implementation. These include the relative (in) efficacy of current psychological interventions, issues of comorbidity and heterogeneity of psychopathology, the ambiguity concerning mechanisms of action in treatments, a continuing emphasis on nomothetic rather than idiographic methodology, and emerging issues of implementation in clinical settings.
EP13 Invited Address 12 – The New Science of Love: A New Era for Couple Interventions – Sue Johnson, EdD
We have cracked the code of romantic love. We can precisely target interventions and shape the core defining moments of a love relationship. Adult attachment science offers a clear map to the creation of a secure lasting bond. New findings in neuroscience promise couple interventions that may be the most potent and far-reaching form of therapeutic intervention ever devised.
EP13 Invited Address 13 – The Motivation Revolution – David Burns, MD
New research indicates that motivation influences how we think, feel, and behave, as much as cognitions, and that the failure to address resistance is the cause of most therapeutic failure. Dr. Burns will describe the eight most common forms of resistance and present powerful new techniques to melt away resistance before using any cognitive, behavioral, or interpersonal techniques.
EP13 Invited Address 14 – On Becoming a Master Therapist – Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD
According to some studies, 9 out of 10 clinicians describe themselves as “above average.” Although it is probably true that they would like to be viewed as a master or an above average therapist, it is unlikely. Most counseling students plan to be master therapists once they have put in the suggested 10,000 hours needed for mastery, but few reach this enlightened state. This program will describe the process that is necessary to achieve mastery in psychotherapy.
EP13 Invited Address 17 – Motivational Interviewing and The Language of Change – William Miller, PhD
Motivational interviewing facilitates a natural process of “talking oneself into change.” Dr. Miller will provide an overview of the clinical method of motivational interviewing and its underlying psycholinguistic processes, based on recent research linking therapist and client in-session speech to behavioral outcomes. These dynamics appear to predict successful outcomes across a variety of psychotherapies.
EP13 Invited Address 18 – A New Way to Think About Couples – Harville Hendrix, PhD
In the old way of thinking, stressed couples were depicted as a failed communication system of interacting pathologies that could be improved by therapists dispensing conflict resolution skills. In the new way of thinking, couples are the source of mutual healing and the fulcrum for social transformation. This lecture will discuss how that shift occurred and its implications, not only for the happiness of couples, but for the relational well-being of society.
EP13 Invited Address 19 - Self, Compassion, and Peace of Mind: The Implications of Evolution Science - Steven Hayes, PhD
In this talk Dr. Hayes argues that human beings evolved for compassion and cooperation, based in part on the impact of eusociality on human language. This view has extraordinary implications for how we can achieve peace of mind, placing perspective taking and compassion at the center of psychotherapy itself. Such a view has the exciting possibility of bringing together different traditions in psychotherapy that often consider themselves rivals.
EP13 Invited Address 20 - What Brings Children Into Therapy: A Developmental View - Violet Oaklander, PHD
All children are born with the capacity to develop and use all of the aspects of the organism to live healthy, productive, joyful lives. We know that trauma interrupts the healthy development of the child. There also are some very basic developmental aspects that further thwart healthy development. An understanding of these hindrances is the first step toward helping children heal.