The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast contains the fundamental ingredients of a relationship. This presentation introduces the "uses of enchantment" in brief marital therapy through a discussion of this ancient story. It also examines two developmental models that illustrate that journey. Awareness of archetypal forces in "couplemaking" facilitate concise, precise and to-the-point clinical interventions.
Five areas that define Adlerian Brief Therapy (ABT) are addressed within a relationshipintervention focusing continuum. Depending on emphases along the continuum, the process of therapy can look quite different even within the Adlerian model. Two approaches to ABT are delineated and demonstrated in this session: one emphasizing relational qualities and integration of Adlerian teleology with awareness, contact and experience; the other organizing the session around strategies for change.
Erickson recognized the vital importance of changing the client's relationships within their social contexts. Frequently, he included the client's family, friends and others to make therapy briefer with more permanent positive outcomes. Participants will learn ways to better understand the influence of social contexts, engage the social network and influence relationships to promote change. Case analogies will be given and videotape examples from actual session demonstrate the Strategic Family Therapy approach.
Adolescents go through very deep changes, and go through them more rapidly than their parents did. Many adolescents find that they cannot elaborate these changes. Finding a "safe place" where teens can talk about these processes in group therapy normalizes their feelings; eases tension and may help them regain their inner resources by using Ericksonian hypnosis. The oppositional defiant teenager may find ways to be helped solving their most common problems easily.
CBBT focuses on the person's own resources as the basic component of developing the ability to create lasting changes. We keep insight out of sight and focus on behavioral shifts and updates to beliefs. Unconscious process is a major contributor to lasting solutions and the ability to use hypnotic linguistic patterns of "temporary" (in reference to the present state) and "permanent" (in reference to the solution leading to the desired state) is an essential element of the model.
This workshop will discuss the types of losses, the characteristics of trauma and the factors determining the severity of bereavement. The connection between trauma and grief will be explored and the typical human reactions in each will be discussed. Also examined will be the cluster group of symptoms when trauma and grief are both combined and overlapping. Special attention will be given to developing comprehensive strategies to help people both in trauma mastery and grief resolution.
This workshop will present a new model for delivering highly effective family therapy in a very brief time period utilizing multi-family group therapy workshops. A literature review as well as outcome research data will be presented along with audio-visual material to increase attendees' experiential understanding of the process.