BT10 Keynote 04 - Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Therapists Do - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Following a brief discussion of the nature of expertise, the implications for psychotherapists will be considered. How to formulate collaboratively a Case Conceptualization Model that informs treatment decision -making will be presented. How to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy and evidence-based behavioral change principles will be examined.
BT10 Keynote 06 - What is Psychotherapy? - Thomas Szasz, MD
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food, eating, other people, and themselves and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment, and discouragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 01 - Increasing Impact in Experiential Psychotherapy - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Psychotherapy is a symbolic drama of change, the imperative of which is: “by living this experience you will be different.”
List three essentials of experiential therapy.
Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 03 - Generative Trance and Transformation - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 05 - Creating Consciousness with Activity-Dependent Gene Expression and Brain Plasticity - Ernest Rossi, PhD
The new Neuroscience of utilizing Implicit Processing Heuristics in facilitating the 4-stage creative process in the construction and creative reconstruction of fear, stress and post traumatic memories and symptoms during brief psychotherapy will be demonstrated with the entire audience, as well as a volunteer.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 07 - The Art of Making Small Changes in Brief Therapy - Bill O’Hanlon, MS
It is often easier for clients to make small rather than dramatic changes. This demonstration will show how to help people make the smallest change to make a significant difference in moving out of their problems and suffering. This method can be especially useful for clients who are reluctant to or resistant to change.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 09 - Somatic Psychotherapy - Peter Levine, PhD
Somatic Experiencing® - a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma. Levine addresses the issues at the heart of trauma and attachment; the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders and the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.
BT12 Clinical Demonstration 11 - Hypnosis as a Means of Promoting Empowerment - Michael Yapko, PhD
Contrary to the popular mythology about hypnosis, clinical hypnosis enhances personal mastery by promoting greater self-awareness, increasing access to personal resources, and amplifying of a sense of personal agency in actively choosing growth-oriented responses. How hypnosis can help empower people will be highlighted in this clinical demonstration.
BT12 Workshop 15 – Attention: The Elixir of Therapeutic Growth – Erving Polster, PhD
Dr. Polster will flesh out the roles of an attention triad of concentration, fascination and curiosity in evoking amplified interpersonal immersion in the therapeutic process. The resulting involvement leads to a quasi-hypnotic energy opening the client to new experience. Conceptual perspectives will be elaborated, augmented by live demonstrations of therapy sessions.
BT12 Workshop 30 – Changing the Doing, Viewing and Context: The Essence of All Brief Therapy – Bill O’Hanlon, MS
After making a connection with and establishing a relationship with the client, I contend that all brief therapy relies on some variation or combination of three interventions: Changing the doing (actions/interactions), changing the viewing (focus of attention and meaning attribution/interpretation) and changing the context (the social or physical environment) involved in or around the problem. The session will give details about how to conceptualize and implement these shifts in brief clinical work.