Dr. Ellis will describe the up-to-date principles and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in the twenty-first century, how some people are trying to water it down, and what its future will probably be.
Eating disorders are rapidly evolving towards a kind of "refined specialization." Young women with bulimic or anorexic tendencies have discovered different ways that enable them to control their weight without giving up the pleasure of eating, thus nowadays we encounter new forms of eating disorders. All these have different persisting patterns and attempted solutions. As a result, each requires a different treatment protocol.
The main root cause of mental illness is relationships which are not working effectively. Violence, abuse, injustice, neglect and power struggles lead to most individuals' symptoms. This workshop will teach how to change and heal individuals by using their families, no matter how family is defined, to achieve a successful therapy in a brief time period. Attendees will learn specific Ericksonian strategies and healing rituals to which Dr. Erickson would give a "thumbs-up."
Children's emotional problems are increasing. Ericksonian approaches provide good psychotherapeutical processes and efficient brief therapy for young people. A neuropsychological basis supports a coherent theoretic frame which explains the origin of emotional problems and clarifies why brief Ericksonian solutions are efficient.
We are often of many minds as we approach the interactions, decisions and crisis of our daily lives. By utilizing the intriguing language of the computer world, we will learn how to identify and enhance awareness of the many selves we inhabit and to recognize their internal relationships with each other. We will also learn strategies for using these concepts to activate and facilitate. This workshop will be experiential with a didactic introduction and discussion.
This workshop will address the rapid treatment of trauma and psychosomatic disorders by utilizing an Ericksonian orientation that understands the importance of the symptom as a pathway to inner healing. The skills needed for the rapid treatment of trauma will be reviewed. The course will highlight Ericksonian methods for the immediate reorganization of transforming somatic-affective experience into new healing rhythms in the body.
"Paradox" is a frequently used term, but less frequently understood and effectively used in brief therapy. This dynamic and light-hearted presentation will borrow Weber's widely accepted construct of Just Noticeable Difference to make the case for Erickson's "tipping the first domino" with pattern analysis and paradoxical intervention. This approach to psychotherapy will be demonstrated and discussed using case examples from the presenter and the participants.
What are the causes of fundamentalism and militant behavior? Can we clearly understand or define terrorism? This presentation will examine the root causes of radicalism and religious militancy and will explore how Milton Erickson would have dealt with these emerging and recent phenomena. We will attempt to address these sensitive, timely matters through open discussion among participants and analyze the psychosocial nature of terrorism and its impact on people.