BT12 Workshop 39 – The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD – Reid Wilson, PhD
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist’s primary task. Altering perception– not adding technique–helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy–built out of whole cloth within the first session–that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 01 - Utilization: The Foundation of Solutions - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
All of Milton Erickson’s cases are based in utilization. It is an “alchemical formula” of turning lead into gold. Utilization is not a technique; it is an orientation that the therapist assumes. Utilization is an orientation of sufficiency that is the opposite of psychological problems, which can be viewed as believed in insufficiencies.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 02 - Transforming Grief into Gratitude - Steve Andreas, MA
Most “grief work” involves expressing grief fully, or saying “goodbye” to the lost person, neither of which resolves the feeling of loss. Full resolution reconnects with the treasured felt experience of the lost person, using it as a positive resource to move forward and reengage the world in the present.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 03 – Stage 1 of EFT: The Process of De-Escalation – Sue Johnson, EdD
A session at an EFT Externship shows how the EFT therapist helps a distressed couple grasp and distill both their negative interactive cycle that generates distance and the female partners depression and their underlying attachment emotions and needs. At the end of the session, the couple has begun to create a secure base from which to deepen and restore their emotional bond. Dr. Johnson will comment on the process of therapy and interventions as they are viewed.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 04 - Psychosocial Genomics: Utilizing the 4-Stage Creative Process Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma - Ernest Rossi, PhD
Group and individual demonstrations of psychosocial genomics as the art and science of counseling and psychotherapy that utilizes our natural 4-stage creative cycle for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize the resolution of anxiety, depression, trauma and problem solving in everyday life.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 05 - Generative Psychotherapy: How to Create Transformational Change - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 06 - Contract, Causality, Congruence: A Brief Couples Therapy Approach - Pat Love, EdD
Using the client’s goals for therapy as a treatment approach can move the session toward positive outcomes.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 07 - Possibility Therapy - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
This demonstration will show the use of a gentle brief therapy method that uses the best of client-centered therapy and Ericksonian methods to meet the person where he or she is and rapidly invite him or her into new possibilities.
BT14 Clinical Demonstration 08 - Strategic Treatment of Anxiety Disorder - Reid Wilson, PhD
The therapist will offer a simple, active paradoxical strategy that the client can integrate into their belief system about therapeutic change and then implement in a moment-by-moment to respond to anticipatory worries and the urge to avoid. The therapeutic stance of “seeking out” in this model hits squarely at any person’s tendency to resist.