This program focuses more closely on the needs of clinicians who fall into particularly high risk groups. Topics include confidentiality and privilege for children, coping with high-conflict divorce/custody families, the regressive impact of the regulatory environment on family therapy in particular, supervision/consultation issues that arise for professionals whose agency positions may include functions that conflict with ethical codes.
Subject, patient, client, supervisor, supervised, therapist, all of us are shaped from an essence, the stuff we are made of, the hero within. After drawing up an inventory and statement of the basic heroes that we have integrated and the stories that are the ones of our deep metaphors, we will travel and explore those resources that have contributed to our construction and our structure in productive and counterproductive ways. This workshop will offer ways to uti- lize them in our therapeutic goals for inner change.
This workshop will present how Solution-Focused Brief Therapists (SFBT) utilize expectation to help move clients toward goals. Workshop participants will be given the skills to understand how the basic principles, questions and interventions in SFBT all utilize expectation as a primary change agent. Further, participants will be shown ways to develop Solution-Focused Formula Tasks to incorporate expectation for positive client movement.
This presentation poses a brief substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs the essence of idiosyncratic psychobiological learning to achieve a body-mind gestalt complementary to the client's sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A particular form of body language known as ideomotor signaling is established in this procedure.
In a world that is becoming more and more global and diverse, the need for a multicultural understanding of human experience is vital, especially for health care providers. Spirituality and religion are important elements of the culture. Spirituality and religion play a very important role in shaping how people are, the way they deal with birth and death, marriage and family, etc., and what is disease and how to cure it.
The expectation of the therapist that therapy can be both very brief and effective is the essence of working in the very brief mode, i.e., the therapist rarely sees the client more than one or two times. Typical methods used are: the miracle question, changing personal history, guided metaphor, conversational reframing, Rossi's "moving hands," and hypnosis. Case examples will be given, and the group will be invited to participate in a brief hypnotic change experience.
The process of teaching the patient life skills is the most critical component of therapy. Effective therapists teach patients skills in order to successfully navigate through life. Everything that a therapist does is "education" in some form, and patients need practical skills in order their quality of life.
Participants in this workshop will explore ways to apply the understanding of attachment, trauma, brain and mind in diagnosing and treating relationship problems. A goal of the treatment is to accelerate the access to emotions in the more withdrawn partner, leading to more open communication between partners. Lecture, discussion and videotape demonstration will clarify how traumas of early disturbed bonding experiences can be seen and treated in a conjoint session.
Dealing with narcissistic and borderline defenses that block healthy relating can be quite challenging when dealing with couples. This short course will address ways to creatively apply core aspects of Rossi's mind-body approach to develop treatment plans and interventions that can facilitate the containment of these defenses and help reorganize the dynamics of the couple system. The integration of the psychodynamic system and cognitive behavioral perspectives will be addresses throughout the course.
The daunting task of leading clients from a disempowering sense of external control to an actualizing sense of inner control becomes doable by helping them reframe their behavior from actions to language, i.e., seeing actions as an attempt to send a message or a signal to the world around them. This practical idea will be illustrated in role-play demonstrations of the WDEP system: Wants, Doing (or behavior as language), self-Evaluation, and action Planning.