Over the last four decades, evidence-based psychotherapy has been forced into a syndromal box. We have learned some useful things from the "protocols for syndromes" era, but most agree that the end result is inadequate and further progress has slowed to a crawl. Practitioners do not get what they need from research, treatment is difficult to individualize, and processes of change are poorly understood.
Increasingly more and more couples are working together or working virtually in the same space. It is estimated that in the United States 43% of small businesses are family-run and 53% of managers share day-to-day management with a spouse. Working together tends to kill romance and take over a couples life.
The field of hypnosis has moved to the forefront of objective research in striving to understand the many dimensions of subjective experience. High quality neuroscientific evidence for changes in the way the brain and mind interact offer compelling evidence that there is much more to hypnosis than meets the eye.
Following a brief presentation of the “state of the art” concerning psychotherapy and an enumeration of the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy, the clinical demonstration (with a volunteer patient/audience member) will focus on ways to conduct Cognitive behavior therapy from a Constructive Narrative strengths-based perspective.
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. It is based on the unique Amen Clinics 4 Circles BRIGHT MINDS program, which shows you that in order to have a healthy mind you must first have a healthy brain.
This invited address will focus on the strange finding that the various disciplines comprising the broad field of mental health rarely offer their trainees a definition of what the mind is. We’ll explore a cross-disciplinary perspective on this question, offering a working definition of the mind and on what a healthy mind may actually be. The core process of linking differentiated parts of a system—be it the brain, an interpersonal relationship, or modern culture—can be called “integration” and be seen at the heart of well-being.
Since life is lived in the Space-Between and remembered in Space-Within, thus giving birth to subjectivity, therapeutic intervention should be directed to the Space-Between in order to effect change in the Space-Within. This radical shift from subjectivity to the interactive space calls for a radical revision of therapeutic interventions. This speech will describe the problem and discuss the impact of relational interventions.