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BT14 Short Course 04 - Augmenting "Pills Not Skills": Strategic, Somatic and Ericksonian Interventions with the Severely Mentally Ill - Hank Griffin, MA, MFT

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Short Courses |  Somatic Experiences |  Brief Therapy |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Strategic Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2014
Hank Griffin, MA
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2014
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Severe mental illness predominantly strikes the young, derailing normal social, cognitive and emotional development, predisposing to traumatic experience. Brief therapy interventions are particularly apt because they encourage skill acquisition and decontextualization via remedial experiential learning. This presentation will detail the use of strategic, somatic experiencing-influenced and Ericksonian interventions, among them pattern interruption, symptom prescription, ordeals and other Ericksonian elements treating chronically ill clients with attention to the structure and delivery of such interventions.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe how mental illness predisposes younger clients towards traumatizing experiences.
  2. List and describe three brief therapy interventions suitable for use treating the severely mentally ill.
  3. Discuss why brief therapy strategies are particularly appropriate to use with severely mentally ill clients.

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



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