EP13 Invited Address 21 - Refocused Psychotherapy as The First Line of Intervention in Behavioral Health - Nicholas Cummings, PHD, SCD
In the age in which psychotropic medications have largely replaced psychotherapy, or medications are primary when psychotherapy is included, this presentation will demonstrate how psychotherapy alone can take precedence over medications, and achieve better outcomes than are currently being seen in our failing mental health system.
EP13 Invited Keynote 01 - Brain Wars: How Not Looking at the Brain Leads to Missed Diagnoses, Failed Treatments and Dangerous Behaviors - Daniel Amen, M.D.
By not looking at brain function in complex psychiatric cases, physicians often miss important information, which leads to erroneous diagnoses and missed opportunities for effective treatment. This lecture will explore how using functional brain imaging tools improves diagnoses and opens a new world of understanding and hope for many patients.
EP13 Invited Keynote 05 - Love In A Time of Illness - Diane Ackerman, PHD
Ms. Ackerman will be speaking about love in a time of illness, something she has lived with for many years, and has written about in her most recent book, One Hundred Names for Love. One day, Ackerman’s 74-year-old husband, a gifted author and professor, suffered a savage stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with “global aphasia”—total loss of language—and could utter only a single syllable: “mem.” The standard therapies yielded only frustration.
EP13 Keynote 01 – From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination – Gerald Edelman, MD, PhD
Prevalent views of higher brain functions are based on the notions of computation and information processing. Various lines of evidence appear to be incompatible with this position and suggest instead that the brain operates according to a set of selectional principles. A theory addressing these principles, called Neural Darwinism, will be discussed. This theory has a direct bearing on our understanding of the neural basis of consciousness, a key issue in psychotherapy.
EP13 Keynote 02 - The Craft of Family Therapy - Salvador Minuchin, MD
Dr. Minuchin will be interviewed by Dr. Zeig about key concepts in his approach to family therapy. We will compare and contrast approaches. We will discuss developments in family therapy.
EP13 Keynote 04 - Teaching Psychotherapy Through Narrative - Irvin Yalom, MD
Dr. Yalom will discuss those aspects of therapy that he has discussed in his stories and novels, especially focusing on group therapy and existential issues in therapy. He will focus on the content of his new novel, The Spinoza Problem. Dr. Yalom will read and discuss two of his new psychotherapy teaching tales.
EP13 Keynote 05 – Cognitive Therapy Past, Present, and Future Pathways – Aaron T. Beck, MD
The discussion will center on the evolution of the cognitive model of psychopathology and psychotherapy since its earlier stage. The expansion of therapy has included all of the common disorders and many of the medically related disorders will be explored. Finally, we will focus on the future of cognitive therapy and psychotherapy in general. Special attention will be paid to the relationship of other psychotherapies.
EP13 Keynote 06 - Positive Psychology: New Developments - Martin Seligman, PHD
Positive Psychology measures and attempts to build PERMA: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. I present recent findings from individuals, the clinic, organizations, and nations, as well as evidence-based techniques for building PERMA.
EP13 Law & Ethics 01 - Dancing With The Risks: Safe Steps; Tricky Steps; Landmines (Part I) - Steven Frankel, PHD, JD
This workshop in law, ethics and regulation focuses on three of the four most frequent causes for actions against mental health professionals, nationwide. Since the 2010-2011 law/ethics/regulation workshop focused primarily on boundary violations (including sexual contact between professional and patient/client), this 2012-2013 workshop focuses on incompetence, criminal convictions and cases involving high-conflict custody problems.