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BT12 Short Course 40 – Brief Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents Facing Serious Situations – Maria Escalante de Smith, MA

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Psychotherapy |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Short Courses
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2012
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When children and teenagers face serious problems they experience a variety of feelings and emotions. Brief Therapy techniques can help them find solutions and explore new alternatives within a short time. Short interventions, such as brief trances and conversational hypnosis will be demonstrated. Utilization of individual’s resources, likes, and favorite activities will also be discussed as brief therapy tools will be used during therapy. Participants will be able to explore how other approaches such as Narrative Therapy can enhance and embellish Ericksonian approaches.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss emotional situations children go through when they face serious family problems such as divorce and violence.
  2. Demonstrate how Brief Therapy approaches can help during these crises and list at least four exercises that can be used during brief interventions.
  3. Explain how Brief Ericksonian interventions can be used for alleviating painful emotions.
  4. Demonstrate how the use of other approaches such as Narrative Therapy can enhance Ericksonian techniques.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*