Inclusive Therapy is a new model of therapy designed to deal with the ambivalence to change clients often bring to the therapy process. Participants will learn a gentle way to approach conflicted clients to dissolve resistance, binds and dissociation. This method can be especially useful in dealing with borderline or hostile clients.
"If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." - Kurt Lewin. Change is one of the most challenging aspects of life. Yet there are identifiable ways we all change. In this short session, you will learn the seven major ways people change and how to identify and tap into people's natural motivational styles to create change.
BT14 Topical Panel 02 - Post Traumatic Disorders - Francine Shapiro, PhD, Bill O’Hanlon, MS, and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Compare and contrast clinical philosophical perspectives of experts.
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story and a compelling story, is an art and a skill. In this session, you will learn the structure of compelling stories and how to choose the right story for each individual client.
This live demonstration will illustrate how to briefly connect with a client who has been suffering from some aftereffect from trauma and to help the client resolve some of that post-traumatic suffering.
People with post-traumatic stress often suffer for years and develop a variety of troubling and often crippling problems. This talk will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods have 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. You will leave equipped with a different understanding of how to treat trauma and four specific methods you can use right away in your work.
What can brief therapy work? In this session, Bill O'Hanlon will make the case that it involves evocation of already existing resources, so the client doesn't have to be fixed, taught new skills or make major changed to resolve problems.