Latina women tend to be stereotyped as fiery and fierce, yet the quality that consistently shines through is strength. Latinas continue to demonstrate their resilience and fortitude in every discipline and field such as science, the arts, law, politics, and of course, in their personal lives. Contemporary Latinas are moving beyond the expected roles rooted in propriety and appearances, and towards the empowered and inspiring women they are, expressing self-determination and leadership in many contexts. At the same time, there is the angst of finding, managing multiple identities, and responding to pulls from different corners of life. Familismo emphasizes on a strong family unit and Marianismo emphasizes purity, self-sacrifice, and nurturance of others. These internalized expectations can create internal struggles at key developmental decision-making points in life.
Although researchers evaluating therapy outcomes necessarily rely on measures of symptom relief and behavior change, practicing clinicians – and many patients – often have a more ambitious vision of meaningful change and growth. In this conversation hour, we will talk about the therapeutic goals of increased attachment security, sense of agency, affect tolerance, flexibility and maturity of defenses, self-reflection, mentalization, realistic and reliable self-esteem, vitality, capacity to mourn what cannot be changed, and overall engagement in love, work, and play.
Over the last 30 years Amen Clinics has built the world’s largest database of functional brain scans related to psychiatry, totaling nearly 200,000 SPECT scans on patients from 150 countries. In this conversation hour Dr. Amen will discuss the biggest lessons he has learned from this database and how this information can also help practitioners in their clinical practices, even if clients never get scanned.
Madanes will tell the stories of some of her favorite therapies that are memorable because of how challenging they were, or how creative and innovative were the interventions. In these cases, she was either the therapist herself, or the supervisor observing the therapy through a one-way mirror. The audience will be challenged to discover the common thread - the strategy that all these therapies have in common.
"At the heart of psychotherapy is the idea that listening to someone is an inherently healing act. Can an understanding of the grammar of music help us better understand the grammar of how therapists can listen better and even advance therapeutic communication?
Join NPR and PBS commentator Rob Kapilow a conductor/composer/author for a unique interactive exploration inside the language of music to see how it can help us learn to listen and communicate. Conducted by Kapilow musicians will play the final two movements of Haydn’s string quartet op 76/5.
Learn to listen like Haydn. Learn the evocative grammar that underlies music.
This talk identifies the seven core dimensions of an effective, sustainable therapy change: 1. a state of positive well being, 2. a positive resonant goal, 3. resources, 4. welcoming obstacles, 5. fluid "ideas of achievement", 6. commitment to practical action, 7. commitment to daily practices. The practical ways to develop and integrate these complementary dimensions will be highlighted.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 500,000 deaths. In the aftermath, Prolong and complicated grief affects about 20% of loved ones. This presentation will discuss how to treat such individuals.
Emotionally focused individual therapy - EFIT - offers a research based on target integrated approach to emotional disorders - depression, anxiety and PTSD. The 5 moves of the EFIT Tango create reliable key change events in every session.