The panelist will compare and contrast their approaches to working with children and adolescents. Fundamental principles will be offered. Relevant research will be outlined.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C, BCD, is a therapist, author, and national and international teacher and speaker. Her book “From Real Life to Cyberspace and Back Again: Helping Our Young Clients Develop a Strong Inner Selfie” (2017) is a subject she is passionate about. She also focuses on the online traumatic experiences young people can have, providing assessment tools, hypnotherapy and somatic experiencing techniques to heal and create a positive balance between online and real life. She is a contributor to the recently published “Ericksonian Therapy Now: The Master Class with Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.d (2017). Her graduate and post-graduate training have included family and systems therapy, ego state and somatic experiencing, and extensive Ericksonian hypnotherapy models. She is a member of ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis), ISH (International Society of Hypnosis), NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and a Board Certified Diplomat (BCD). Tobi is in private practice in Germantown, Maryland.
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. For 26 years, Lynn has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn received her BA in English from Williams College in 1987, her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1990, and has been training extensively with the world’s experts in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy since 1993.
Joyce C. Mills, PhD, LMFT, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor is the Founder/director of the Story- Play® Center in Scottsdale AZ and Co-director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy. Recipient of 1997 Annual Intern Play Therapy Award for an “outstanding career contribution in Child Psychology and Play Therapy.” An internationally recognized trainer speaker, consultant, and program development specialist, author of eight books, including the award- winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within and Reconnecting to the Magic of Life.
Susy Signer-Fischer, Lic. Phil., is a psychologist and psychotherapist FSP, specializing in working with children, adolescents and adults. She works at the Institute for Developmental and Personality Psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland and is also in private practice in Basel and Bern. Susy was director of the Family and Educational Counseling Centre in Basel, Switzerland for the past ten years. She is a supervisor and trainer in psychotherapy, mainly in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families and couples. She is the past-president and founding member of the Swiss Society of Clinical Hypnosis (GHypS).