Aaron Beck (1995) selects a clinician to role-play a male client. The client, Mike, was abandoned by his wife after she had multiple affairs. Mike is a recovering alcoholic with a sexually transmitted disease who suffers from dating anxiety, childhood trauma, and feelings of inferiority. Beck demonstrates how to establish a collaborative relationship with the patient.
Alexander Lowen (2000) demonstrates with Ann, who he used as a ten years earlier. She reports that since that first session she has been free of severe asthma attacks. She is now troubled by the death of her father and mother, abuse from her brother, excessive weight gain and the onset of menopause. Lowen guides her through a series of movement exercises.
Explore the empirical analysis of the life stories of Marilyn Monroe, Carl Jung, Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey and others to identify components of healthy life narratives about sexual abuse. Hear intriguing life stories while learning new narrative techniques for helping adult victims of childhood sexual ·abuse to integrate traumatic memories into functional life stories.
Motivation is crucial to successful recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Fifteen DSM IV conditions reduce the motivation needed to bond with programs that assist in abstinence. Child abuse and neglect are frequent in substance abusers, and a conceptualization of its role in substance abuse is given. Therapy for sequelae such as schizoid personality, resentment, pessimism and others are described. with treatment of Axis I and II disorders accomplished, and the effects of abuse/neglect allayed, involvement with 12 step programs is more likely.
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.
Adolescent self-harming behavior is on the rise and one of the most challenging presenting problems therapists will face today in their clinical practice settings. Therapists referred these clients are often intimidated by their cutting and burning behaviors, the DSM IV labels they have been given, and the army of helping professionals involved with them and their families. many of these adolescents have experienced multiple treatment failures, feel emotionally disconnected from their parents, and come from families where there may be difficulties with marital or post-divorce conflicts, invalidating family interactions, gender power imbalance issues, or family secrets. In this hands-on, practice-oriented workshop, participants will learn a collaborative, strengths-based therapy approach that capitalizes on the strengths and resources of the adolescent, family members, concerned peers, adult inspirational others, and involved helpers from larger systems to rapidly co-construct solutions
Madanes will present a series of strategies for the prevention of the recurrence of spouse and partner abuse of different degrees of severity. The strategies will be illustrated with videos of actual therapy sessions.