This session will cover defining and treating the complexity of Bipolar Affective Spectrum Disorder. Particular attention will be paid to common misconceptions about the psychiatric condition, how clinicians can become stuck in their treatment approaches, and how creative, brief therapy interventions, including the use of Ericksonian hypnosis, can be utilized to assist in obtaining treatment goals. Using the latest findings in neuroscience, this session will present effective and successful methods to manage and resolve treatment challenges in dealing with this highly misunderstood diagnosis/ psychiatric condition.
This workshop will start with a brief overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other efficacious treatments for suicidal behaviors and BiPolar Disorder. We will then present a series of videos of DBT applied to BPD patients with intermittent commentary and discussion of the DBT procedures as they are used in the sessions.
This workshop will describe several hypnotic techniques that can be used in the treatment of patients who have bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and psychosis. These techniques will help treatment of emotion regulation, relationship improvement, symptom management, etc, specific for the mentally ill. Cases will illustrate the use of the techniques.
This workshop clarifies the Hypnotic aspects of Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder, and demonstrates easy ways to alter the trances that perpetuate the disorder. It begins by destabilizing the beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate the disorders and replaces those behaviors with more effective ones arising from the natural relationship and who the person is.