The notion of "logical levels" refers to the fact that some processes and phenomena are created by the relationships between other processes and phenomena. The function of each level is to synthesize, organize and direct the interactions on the level below it. Changing something on an upper level would necessarily radiate downward, precipitating change on the lower levels. This presentation will cover the six basic levels of therapeutic change: environment, behavior, capabilities, beliefs and values, identity and spiritual.
For decades, psychotherapy based upon the paradigm of the individual, has focused on the intrapsychic world of the client. The focus is now shifting to the interpersonal, as a result of the appearance of the relational paradigm from the collective unconscious. This shifting of paradigms will challenge and transform the process of diagnosis and therapeutic interventions of all forms of therapy. This address will outline this historical shift and suggest its implications for therapy theory and practice.
Interpersonal neurobiology is a way to define mental health and the kinds of social experiences the brain requires to achieve a coherent mind. This interdisciplinary synthesis of science reveals an exciting convergence among research findings that helps us in mental health to explore the interplay among relationships, the mind and the brain. Experience shapes the connections in the brain in ways that we can now understand and harness within psychotherapy to help stimulate the neuronal activation and growth necessary to achieve resilience and emotional well-being.
Dr. Ellis will describe the up-to-date principles and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in the twenty-first century, how some people are trying to water it down, and what its future will probably be.
Psychotherapy practice, as we know it today, was born in World War II. Dr. Cummings was there, working with paratroopers in combat, and he has been a psychotherapist and mental health activist in the 60 years since. He wrote the first prepaid psychotherapy insurance benefit in the late 1950s and demonstrated that psychotherapy should be part of all health insurance. He has been in the forefront as an active participant in psychotherapy's achievements, setbacks and hopes for the future. This address will highlight the 60 years of psychotherapy's evolution through the life of one of its leaders.
Happiness consists of The Pleasant Life (Positive Emotions), the Engaged Life, and the Meaningful Life. Interventions which build these three lives fight depression. Dr. Seligman will present empirical documentation of this for individual, group, and web-based interventions.
Most human emotions are fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, fear and shame. Our world and our relationships shrink or expand in direct proportion to our ability to manage these difficult emotions. Dr. Lerner reveals the hidden mischief and wisdom of these unwanted emotions, and offers a helpful and provocative perspective on the many faces of courage.
Theory and rationale supporting a new unified approach to emotional disorders are described along with some preliminary experience with the protocol. It is suggested that this unified treatment may represent a more efficient and effective strategy in treating emotional disorders, pending further evaluation.
This address will focus on self-efficacy as the foundation of human motivation, well-being and accomplishments. Whatever other factors may serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that one has the power to effect changes. This address will analyze the source of people's beliefs in their efficacy, their cognitive, motivational and emotional effects, and how to build a resilient sense of efficacy for personal and social betterment.
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Belief in one's personal efficacy is the foundation of human motivation, accomplishments and emotional well-being. This address will analyze the sources of people's beliefs in their efficacy, their cognitive, motivational and emotional effects, and how to build a resilient sense of efficacy for personal and social betterment.