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BT12 Short Course 28 – Humor Matters: Clinical Application of Humor in Psychotherapy – Steve Sultanoff, PhD


Topic Areas:
Psychotherapy
Category:
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Faculty:
Steve Sultanoff
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date :
Dec 08, 2012
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Description

Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? In this lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, we will explore the rationale for and practical application of the conscious and purposeful use of humor in psychotherapy. Humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. We will explore how humor can be a powerful tool to build the relationship, diagnose, and treat, and we will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the link between humor and feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and biochemistry.

  2. Express how to consciously and purposefully use humor to build therapeutic relationship, treat, and diagnose.

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Steve Sultanoff Related seminars and products: 2


Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and therapeutic humor-ist. As a professional speaker, he has presented his unique perspective on therapeutic humor to national, state, and local conferences, as well as, to numerous organizations and corporations. His programs are a blend of valuable information presented through cartoons, jokes, anecdotes, props, quotes, and experiences which illustrate how humor changes our feeling, thinking, behavior, and even our biochemistry in order to help us lead healthier and happier lives. He is the Past President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.


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