This workshop will utilize basic principles of drama and play therapies in order to create opportunities for couples, families, and groups to tackle relational difficulties. Participants will learn simple strategies that seek to engage individuals in connecting with each other in more ample, embodied ways. This will be a highly experiential workshop for participants to practice and learn simple drama and play therapy activities to promote emotional connection and strengthen attachment patterns.
Unlike surgeons, psychotherapists usually do not get better with years of practice. Why is that? What skills are most important to develop in clinical training programs, and does it actually happen? Should we be focusing on evidence-based treatment techniques, interpersonal therapeutic skills, cultural competence, deliberate practice, scientific skepticism, fostering clients' strengths and resilience? Three seasoned clinical trainers reflect on the joys, challenges, and outcomes of preparing future psychotherapists.
Has research on girls' development changed our understanding of women's psychology? What are we to make of the frank and fearless voices of girls such as Greta Thunberg (with her climate strike) and Amanda Gorman (the poet at Biden's inauguration)? How can we understand women's silences?
In this presentation, Dr. Helen Neville will present the Psychology of Radical Healing framework. The heuristic is designed to describe the ways in which Black, Indigenous, and People of Color engage in individual and collective healing from identity based wounds. She will focus her discussion on the dimension of radical hope. After highlighting research findings, she will describe current interventions that promote specific aspects of radical healing. Specific practice recommendations will be offered.
This presentation will discuss ways to bolster resilience across the full life span from high-risk children youth adults and the elderly. It will examine the neurobiological and psycho -social changes that accompany engaging in resilience-engendering behaviors.
We are on the cusp of a new revolution that will change mental health care forever. The End of Mental Illness discards an outdated, stigmatizing paradigm and replaces it with a modern brain-based, whole-person program rooted in science and hope. No one is shamed for cancer or diabetes; likewise, no one should be shamed for depression and other brain health/mental health issues. Based on the world's largest functional brain imaging database, Dr. Amen will give you a completely new way to think about and treat issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, addictions, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia and even personality disorders.
"In the United States, the omnipresence of racial bias and bigotry has led many to question the reasons for their persistence in light of widespread public condemnation. Social scientists have proposed a number of reasons for people’s failure to act: (a) the invisibility of modern forms of bias, (b) trivializing an incident as innocuous, (c) diffusion of responsibility, (d) fear of repercussions or retaliation, and (e) the paralysis of not knowing what to do. This presentation is aimed at addressing the last reason by providing participants with a repertoire of anti-bias strategies and tactics to overcome the expressions of microaggressions.