Brainspotting is a powerful tool that allows you to circumvent many of the frustrating and challenging issues that frequently impede efforts to help children, teens and adults. By engaging your clients in this active and creative process, Brainspotting allows the counselor and client to work together to amplify the client’s innate ability to heal, grow and change, often with astounding speed.
We don't often think of creativity and problem solving as equal partners in therapy with children. But when struggling families arrive at your office, it is the immediate blending of these two components that allows you and the family to move quickly from overwhelmed to engaged, confused to targeted. Based on 29 years of successes and failures, this speech will offer ideas to immediately connect with families, help them untangle the tired messiness they often arrive with, and create active interventions that build momentum, create new patterns, and offer hope.
Educators are being asked to do more and more to support the emotional wellbeing of students and understand the mental health needs of their students. Programs are consistently being introduced and professional development offered. What's working and what isn't? How much can we expect of teachers and administrators? How is the collaboration and communication between parents, schools, and outside providers going? And what are students actually earning in about their mental health in school?
The most frequent complaint I hear from parents about the treatment they receive for their child's anxiety? "No one told us what to DO!" Anxiety is often generational, and by the time a family arrives at your office, they have been in the grips of the cult leader called anxiety for years. Worse yet, many of the things they have been doing, although loving and supportive, are actually making the anxiety stronger. This workshop will describe how to give families immediate and active solutions from the first session, including the use of front loading to provide critical information and understanding, changing the family's relationship with anxiety, and creating active interventions that are often the opposite of what they've typically been doing.
In this video, Dr. Milton Erickson describes sexual development — from infancy to adulthood, with a focus on male sexual maturation. As Erickson’s describes sexual development, the viewer feels as if they are going through the process as well. Erickson also includes humorous anecdotes of his children as they grew into adults. At the end of the video Dr. Jeffrey Zeig comments on Erickson’s fascinating teaching methods and communication techniques.
Ms. Madanes will present a new way of thinking about how injustice in the family can lead to marital and family problems. She will present step by step procedures for discovering an injustice in the family and resolving it effectively so as to solve major problems, violence and depression, panic, child and adolescent problems and sexual abuse.
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This presentation will focus on key emotional challenges in the mouther-daughter relationship and identify the forces that block mutual empathy and connection. We will hear the complaints that adolescent girls voice against their mothers, and explore how therapists can help adult daughters transcend distance and blame.
EP00 Workshop 3 - Family Violence - Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.
Ms. Madanes will discuss strategies for working with child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, adolescent violence, suicide prevention, sexual abuse when the perpetrator is an adult and when the perpetrator is a juvenile, and situations where violence happened many years ago. Step by step methods for preventing future violence will be presented.
An interpersonal neurobiology approach to parenting helps psychotherapists promote secure attachment within families by nurturing the creation of coherent narratives of parents' early life experiences. This scientific view proposes that empathetic relationships making sense within our life stories, harmonious mental functioning and an integrated brain all mutually reinforce each other.
EP09 Dialogue 03 – Children and Adolescents – Violet Oaklander, PhD and Mary Pipher, PhD
Educational Objective: Given a topic, to describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.