In this workshop, clinicians’ level of comfort, barriers, and attitudes when talking about sexuality will be highlighted, along with useful strategies to provide better engagement with their clients. Additional strategies used to build upon a person’s individual strengths to assist them in overcoming cultural and personal sexual imprints are offered.
In this training, the presenter will focus on what it means to work effectively with resistant parents and keep them engaged during the therapeutic process. We’ll explore the role a parent plays in a family’s ability to change, successfully maintain those changes, and what strategies clinicians can use to bypass parental resistance to develop a therapeutic alliance that empowers parents and heals families.
Integrating therapeutic humor into psychotherapy is more than simply using humor with clients. This presentation will explore how and why integrating humor into clinical practice can be effective as well as assist clinicians to use humor with clinical awareness. Participants will learn a model of clinical humor that provides a foundation for the use of humor in psychotherapy and discover how humor (when purposely chosen as a clinical intervention) can be used as a relationship enhancing intervention, as well as a diagnostic and treatment tool.
The clinical method of the Awareness Integration model has evolved from Cognitive, emotional, Behavioral, body-oriented, and trauma releasing theories and has been researched with a diverse population with significant results toward minimizing Depression and Anxiety.
While this workshop teaches useful tools for brief therapy, it also will give participants positive experiences for themselves. This workshop evokes experiences that lead clients to discover solutions that work. Whether the client experiences their solution, or has a dramatic shift in understanding their options it often leads to motivation and success.
Brief Treatment with the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) patient makes no pretense at wholesale personality reconstruction, but rather considers the impact of the disorder on the therapy process in order to enhance the probability of success in successive brief episodes of care. This workshop reviews the etiology of BPD from both the Object Relations and the Psycho-social viewpoints. Specific protocols for dealing with issues such as Self-injurious behavior and Suicidal Ideation are reviewed.
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. Participants will learn how to incorporate this “power therapy” with their current methods to regulate emotional over-arousal and escalating patterns of reactivity while creating greater personal empowerment. Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and post traumatic growth. Both the current research and the basic clinical protocols will be presented.
Chronic anxiety and depression present significant challenges for those affected by these conditions. A behavioral treatment which accesses deep levels of mindbody functioning facilitates remission of these debilitating conditions. This treatment, conceptualized as essential neurobiological communication (ENBC), incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling. Because these are chronic conditions, the affected individual learns how to fully manage these states on their own. Also presented is a noninvasive, structured protocol for reducing the adverse influence of unresolved emotion on present experience. Essential to this model is a progressive ratification sequence intended to ground emotional adjustments in thought, perception and behavior. This brief procedure is a useful adjunct to other treatment modalities and instrumental
Latinx Immigrants in psychotherapy need to be seen from a strength versus deficit perspective. Across generational differences, there are cultural anchors from the family, spirituality and religion, interdependence, and self-determination that lead to achievements in the midst of adversity. The sociopolitical context and structural barriers to documented and undocumented immigrants need to be recognized as factors of oppression, trauma, and discrimination, yet, Latinx persons persevere for their families, and those they left behind. Because of the Latinx relational orientation, therapists can engage through respectful culture-centered, interpersonal approaches.