This keynote address will provide an overview of the interdisciplinary view of the mind and mental health. Over 60,000 mental health providers have been asked about their formal education in these areas and less than 5% have had seminars defining these two basic aspects of psychotherapy. This presentation will offer a view based on science of the definition of the mind and well-being and explore ways in which brief therapy can foster rapid and lasting change.
Through the special focus which therapy technique induces, therapists often lose touch with the power of such ordinary experiences as humor, friendliness, self-disclosure, approval/disapproval, banter, etc. via a live therapy session, Polster will show how these exchanges may join technique to tighten up the therapy experience and speed up the process.
Multiculturalism is a fact of life. All counseling practices are culture-bound and contextual, influenced by historical, sociopolitical and economic factors. Multicultural competencies can guide effective working alliances, solution-oriented goals, and a valuing of individuals' cultural core identity.
Psychotherapy has the lowest remuneration among all health professions, according to U.S. Labor statistics. Most practices are languishing, while others are prospering. What are the elements that make the difference between success and failure? Hear from psychotherapy's leading entrepreneur how innovation and its implementation can not only change your practice, but also enable you to make a difference.
This presentation will cover the assessment and detection of spousal and partner abuse, as well as intervention strategies. Community resources, cultural factors and same gender abuse dynamics also will be discussed.
The Laws and Ethics Workshop covers emerging legal and ethical issues for mental health practitioners of all disciplines. The four-hour program addresses issues including confidentiality and privilege, note-taking, record-keeping, coping with subpoenas, the impact of professional society ethical codes on regulation of mental health practice, liability exposure with suicidal patients, and recent developments in “Tarasoff situations.”