This workshop will describe strategies and approaches adapted from brief and solution focused therapy. These enhanced mediation with creative ways to set a tone and reduce anxiety and resistance; to give voice to participants while getting to the heart of the matter; to unlock narrow positions, break through impasses, move to broader viewpoints, and co-create solutions.
Alchemy is about transformation process (Linear). Taoism is about going with flow (Circular). Ericksonian is about utilization and experiential therapy (Infinite Possibilities). This experiential workshop will utilize the best of eastern and western philosophical concepts to treat anxiety effectively and efficiently.
Parentline is a telehealth service developed by psychologists at University of San Francisco for families with children birth to three. Presenters will detail this protocol and its integration with the delivery of focused, skill-based interventions, which research indicates is especially supportive for new parents. Pilot study results of the protocol, which is hypothesized to increase parenting confidence, decrease anxiety and depressive symptoms, and improve perceptions of support in the first six months postpartum, will be shared.
This presentation will introduce participants to the concept of priming, review selected research, and demonstrate its implications in resolving therapeutic roadblocks and creating therapeutic movement. Implications relative to the management of resistance will be a predominant theme.
Brainspotting is a powerful tool that allows you to circumvent many of the frustrating and challenging issues that frequently impede efforts to help children, teens and adults. By engaging your clients in this active and creative process, Brainspotting allows the counselor and client to work together to amplify the client’s innate ability to heal, grow and change, often with astounding speed.
In this workshop, clinicians’ level of comfort, barriers, and attitudes when talking about sexuality will be highlighted, along with useful strategies to provide better engagement with their clients. Additional strategies used to build upon a person’s individual strengths to assist them in overcoming cultural and personal sexual imprints are offered.
In this training, the presenter will focus on what it means to work effectively with resistant parents and keep them engaged during the therapeutic process. We’ll explore the role a parent plays in a family’s ability to change, successfully maintain those changes, and what strategies clinicians can use to bypass parental resistance to develop a therapeutic alliance that empowers parents and heals families.
Integrating therapeutic humor into psychotherapy is more than simply using humor with clients. This presentation will explore how and why integrating humor into clinical practice can be effective as well as assist clinicians to use humor with clinical awareness. Participants will learn a model of clinical humor that provides a foundation for the use of humor in psychotherapy and discover how humor (when purposely chosen as a clinical intervention) can be used as a relationship enhancing intervention, as well as a diagnostic and treatment tool.
The clinical method of the Awareness Integration model has evolved from Cognitive, emotional, Behavioral, body-oriented, and trauma releasing theories and has been researched with a diverse population with significant results toward minimizing Depression and Anxiety.
While this workshop teaches useful tools for brief therapy, it also will give participants positive experiences for themselves. This workshop evokes experiences that lead clients to discover solutions that work. Whether the client experiences their solution, or has a dramatic shift in understanding their options it often leads to motivation and success.