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Jack Kornfield, PhD
This demonstration combines Buddhist psychology, and Eastern approaches of Mindfulness and compassion with Western clinical tools.
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This live demonstration will show the 6-step model for generative change: (1) opening a creative space, (2) setting a positive intention, (3) developing a creative state, (4) taking action steps, (5) transforming obstacles, and (6) homework and self-practices.
Milton Erickson, MD / Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
This video features hypnotherapy conducted by Erickson, with the same subject, on two consecutive days. Erickson demonstrates how symbols may be used as metaphoric forms of communication to foster new understandings. Zeig discusses Erickson’s technique.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
This workshop will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. We will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma desensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.
Peter Levine, PhD
Traditionally, therapies have attempted to change perceptions of the world by means of reason and insight, with conditioning and behavior modification, or with drugs and medications. The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves, both from threat, and then later, against feeling the crushing totality of their horror, helplessness and pain.
Robert Schwarz, PsyD
Energy Psychology (EP) is a family of focused and brief approaches to releasing stuck energy in the mindbody system that usually is the result of unresolved small “t” or big “T” trauma. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment.
Stephen Gilligan, PhD and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
This exchange will focus on the classic question of whether good therapy should focus more on cognitive or experiential changes. The merits of each, and the possibility of a “both/and” partnership, are considered.
Aaron Beck, MD and Judith Beck, PhD
According to a recent survey, Cognitive Therapy is now the leading form of psychotherapy throughout the world. Its application to the numerous psychological disorders, as well as medical problems, has been well documented. In recent years, Cognitive Therapy has been successfully applied to the most intractable and chronic disorders, such as severe mental illness.
Scott Miller, PhD
It’s time for Western therapists to rediscover their magickal roots. This demonstration will identify and show possibilities for healing far beyond what the current and popular schools of thought defining psychotherapy would ever allow.
Bill O'Hanlon, MS and Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL
Bill O'Hanlon will demonstrate the gentle power of using stories to create change in therapy through two clinical demonstrations. Come witness the fun and evocative way stories can invite people into change.
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Esther Perel invites the listener into the raw intimate space of real anonymous couples who are participating in unscripted counseling sessions. In opening the closed doors of psychotherapy, she stands to redefine not only the boundaries of therapy, but also the communal nature of healing.