Let’s rework and reframe natural life transitions as positive. Disease models have no place in natural processes. Explore these aspects of change on the deepest levels of gene expression and brain plasticity during mind-body communication and healing in psychotherapy. Let’s explore how we can optimize our lives in an age of unprecedented scientific advances.
This workshop will discuss differences between healing and treatment, and the incorporation of healing into standard psychotherapy. Methods of interweaving healing and spirituality with treatment interventions will be discussed and demonstrated in an experiential format. Exercises will be given so participants can create and experience aspects of healing useful in therapy.
Research shows that treatment paired with hypnosis is more effective than treatment alone for many types of problems. The science and art of hypnosis is now widely recognized as a component tool for psychotherapy and has been employed successfully as a comfortable part of private practice and agency practice for years. As hypnosis spreads into the mainstream of psychotherapy, it is important to get competent information regarding its use. Lacking that, many practitioners do not make use of the advantages it provides as an adjunct to a well-rounded set of clinical skills. This workshop is intended to correct that lack of understanding and training in this important area. The rationale, indications and basic use will be explained and demonstrated with practical exercises to help convey the key language skills that are requisite.
BT06 Workshop 14 - Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Tailoring the Relationship to the Individual Patient - John Norcross, PhDPsychotherapy will maximize its effectiveness by targeting the most powerful sources of change, the therapeutic relationship and the patient him/herself. This practical workshop will provide an integrative structure for customizing therapy relationships to individual clients. Participants will learn to reliably assess and rapidly apply four evidence-based guidelines (patient preferences, stages of change, resistance level, real-time feedback) for constructing the "relationship of choice."
Given the increasing popularity of spirituality in the culture, this workshop will address the relationship of spirituality to mental health. We will combine discussion with experiential exercises demonstrating practical methods of spiritual inquiry. Participants will learn to identify common problems associated with spirituality and strategies for encouraging healthy spiritual growth.
Brief Adlerian Couples Therapy will be described in detail. The key components of Adler's approach as they apply to couples therapy will be highlighted, including the numerous strategies and techniques that are unique to this approach. The program also will show how to integrate the strategies of other theories into this model. The core skills of effective relationships will be discussed and integrated into actual treatment protocols. Several examples from actual couples therapy sessions will be used to show the process as well as to demonstrate the strategies. The program will conclude with ideas that can be used to help couples prevent relapse after an effective intervention has been made.
For therapy to have value, it must be able to activate and work with disconnected parts of a person's self-identity. We will examine different ways to access and stay connected to these "neglected selves" during therapeutic work. The clinical concept of the neglected self will first be overviewed, followed by exercises for identifying and transforming a neglected self, followed by a brief therapeutic demonstration.
Conducting brief therapy places additional and special burdens on the person of the therapist. This workshop puts the Socratic dicta of "know thyself" and "heal thyself" into practice. We shall focus on 12 self-care strategies that are clinician-recommended, research-based and practitioner-tested. Come join us for focused lectures, copious handouts, group demonstrations, thought experiments, interactive discussions and participants' own material.
Recent neuroscience research suggests that empathy, rapport and transference may be mediated by our mirror neurons. this new view of the basic talent of all psychotherapists will be explored during group processes and individual demonstrations utilizing Rossi's innovative approaches to therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy.
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.