EP17 Topical Panel 11 - Depression - Erving Polster, PhD, Michele Weiner-Davis, LCSW, and Michael Yapko, PhD
Depression is one of the most common problems brought to psychotherapists. Treatment options and biological substrates will be discussed.
EP17 Topical Panel 12 - Family and Couples Therapy II - John Gottman, PhD, Julie Gottman, PhD, Sue Johnson, EdD, and Harriet Lerner, PhD
The family is a context in which treatment can be facilitated. Marriage has the capability of healing clients from old wounds.
EP17 Topical Panel 13 - Humor in Therapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD, Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC, and Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Humor can convey deep meaning; it is one way of gift wrapping conceptual realizations for clients.
EP17 Topical Panel 14 - Art vs Science - Jean Houston, PhD, Scott Miller, PhD, and Dan Siegel, MD
Psychotherapy is an amalgamation of science and art. All we’ve can be created that amalgamates the art of effective therapeutic communication and empirically validated orientations.
EP17 Topical Panel 16 - The Goals of the Therapist - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, and Jeff Zeig, PhD
The process of contracting for change in the initial session will be described and discussed. Methods of targeting goals will be compared and contrasted.
EP17 Workshop 02 - New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
This workshop will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods has shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities.
EP17 Workshop 03 - Safe Conversations: From the Clinic to the Public to IMAGO - Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
The benefits of therapy tend to be confined to the clinic and to targeted clients with specific complaints. This workshop describes the process and outcome of distributing--face to face and through social media--the core therapeutic processes to the general public. Participants will experience the structure and process of a Safe Conversation, a relational psychoeducational process, the strategies and tactics of cultural healing and invited to join in developing a relational culture.
EP17 Workshop 05 - From Fragmentation to Fluidity - Robert Dilts, BA
For too long, and in many ways unintentionally, we’ve tried to organize our world from disjointed mental constructs. This fragmented perspective of the world has led to more and more personal imbalance, social violence and increasing environmental degradation. In this workshop, we will examine how to engage heartfull, embodied intelligence to transform disconnected, fear-based and limited thinking and behaviors into nourishing and respectful life choices. You will explore processes that enrich your capacity to coach others into greater states of wholeness and presence through the body, the voice, movement and receptive listening.
EP17 Workshop 06 - Couples Therapy for Treating PTSD - John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Gottman, PhD
Couples therapy is made much more complex when one or both partners suffers from PTSD. This workshop will demonstrate with films and lecture how to apply Gottman Method Couple Therapy to the treatment of PTSD. Films include cases of both childhood and military trauma.
EP17 Workshop 08 - What Did Milton H Erickson Learn with Aldous Huxley? How to be Creative Every Day! - Ernest Rossi, PhD and Kathryn Rossi, PhD
MHE's 1965 paper "A Special Inquiry with Aldous Huxley into the Nature and Character of Various States of Consciousness" will be used so everyone can experience their personal version of Deep Reflection, the Double Dissociation Double Bind and the Quantum Qualia of their private consciousness and cognition for facilitating gene expression and brain plasticity to optimize their own growing edges.