His workshop will explore how generative psychotherapy can help clients activate the creative consciousness needed to live their lives in positive, fulfilling ways. This process requires the cultivation of self-leadership (and self-COACH) skills, such that a person’s performance self and observer self-work in a mutually respectful, harmonious pattern. The workshop presents some core methods of this approach, including somatic modeling, self-scaling, and engaging the creative unconscious. A demonstration and multiple case examples will illustrate how such methods can allow psychotherapy to be a deeply positive, effective conversation.
This presentation will provide therapeutic guidelines to help identify the source of a wide range of clinical problems, and demonstrate how they can be addressed. EMDR therapy is widely recognized as an effective trauma treatment by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization. In addition, 20 randomized studies demonstrate positive effects of the eye movement component. Research has also clearly demonstrated that certain kinds of life experiences lay the foundation for both mental and physical problems. Clinical and neurobiological research demonstrates that EMDR therapy directly addresses the physiological basis of clinical symptoms and dysfunction.
This workshop will demonstrate ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy with individuals with Complex PTSD and ways to provide integrated treatment for comorbid disorders such as Prolong and complicated grief, suicidality and substance abuse disorders. A Case Conceptualization Model will be offered that informs treatment decision making. Specific evidence-based interventions will be examined.
More than seven hours of audio presentations by one of Family Therapy's greatest pioneers. It was Carl Whitaker’s idea that the entire family was the client. Known for his charm and charismatic manner, Dr. Whitaker was one of the most powerful voices in shaping the practice of family therapy as it began to develop in the 1960s. Often provocative in his teaching, he told one interviewer, “Every marriage is a battle between two families struggling to reproduce themselves.”
The Couples Conference 2015: Manhattan Beach, California
Featuring: Ellyn Bader, William Doherty, Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Alexandra Katehakis, Pat Love, Bill O’Hanlon, Peter Pearson, Esther Perel, Stan Tatkin, and Jeffrey Zeig.
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Special Note: Stan Tatkin’s Keynote 2 and the Hendrix/Solomon Topical Panel 2 are unavailable due to technical difficulties. Keynote 5 with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson was available onsite only and cannot be sold via the website.
In the old way of thinking, couples were depicted as a communication system that could be improved with relational skills or as interacting psychopathologies needing treatment by a mental health professional. In the new way of thinking, couples are a system of mutually reinforcing interactions that create anxiety or safety, wounding or healing. They also are the source of culture and the fulcrum of social transformation. What happens in the couple happens in the culture; what happens in the culture happens in the couple.
Our natural sexual setpoint explains a lot about arousal, desire and intimate satisfaction. We will explore this issue with research, facts and humor, with the objectives of understanding the effects of estrogen on desire and the effects of testosterone on desire.
This bold take on intimacy and sex grapples with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our need for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. We will tackle eroticism as a quality of vitality in relationships extending far beyond mere sexuality and show how reconciling these two competing needs is at the heart of sustaining desire over time. We will address paradoxes of desire and how social forces inhibit erotic expression; attachment history and the erotic blueprint.
Understanding couples development will give you a powerful way to assess what is wrong and to lead couples to make sustained change. Learn to integrate principles from attachment theory, differentiation theory and neuroscience to direct your treatment decisions. Skillfully integrating these approaches will enable you to manage couples hostility calmly, confront partner’s outrageous demands and disrupt conflict avoidance.