Participants will learn greater depth of knowledge around diagnosis of autism through infancy and childhood, including differential diagnosis. Participants will also be taught about the various treatment modalities. All functioning levels will be discussed. Most importantly, participants will be taught strategic interventions to address specific core issues in clients with autism. Participants will learn safety and tantrum protocols to help with aggressive or severe tantrums. With Sheri Reynolds.
BT10 Workshop 03 - Children, Families, and Trauma: A Relational Approach - Kenneth Hardy, PhD
Ignoring the impact of the trauma on the client’s family overlooks powerful dynamics that are crucial to treatment outcome. Participants in this workshop will learn how to involve the trauma sufferer’s partner and other family members as resources in the healing process.
BT10 Workshop 39 - Brief Therapy for the Treatment of Anxious Children - Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Anxious children, and often their parents, engage in predictable cognitive processes and coping strategies that create a cycle of avoidance, social isolation, and depression. This workshop will identify these common patterns, and focus on the development of interventions that help shift the anxious family toward flexibility, creativity, and the tolerance of uncertainty.
BT10 Workshop 45 - Using Hypnosis with Children and Their Parents - Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Hypnosis harnesses the powerful imaginations of children to interrupt problematic cognitive and physical patterns. Participants will learn how to use hypnotic techniques to manage common childhood problems, such as phobias, sleep issues, school/test anxiety, and fear of medical treatment. How to include parents as subjects and hypnosis “assistants” will be addressed.
BT12 Dialogue 11 - Brief Therapy with Children and Adolescents - Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, Lynn Lyons, MSW
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
BT12 Short Course 34 – Unplugging from the Outside in: Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy with Older Adolescents and Young Adults (Ages 16-25) – Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C BCD
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands and creates instantaneous response to internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty understanding self-regulation and present a lack of selfawareness and modulation. This workshop proposes a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their development make-up but often have limited access toward using their inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness and enhance “down regulation” will be explored.
BT12 Short Course 40 – Brief Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents Facing Serious Situations – Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
When children and teenagers face serious problems they experience a variety of feelings and emotions. Brief Therapy techniques can help them find solutions and explore new alternatives within a short time. Short interventions, such as brief trances and conversational hypnosis will be demonstrated. Utilization of individual’s resources, likes, and favorite activities will also be discussed as brief therapy tools will be used during therapy. Participants will be able to explore how other approaches such as Narrative Therapy can enhance and embellish Ericksonian approaches.
This experiential workshop will present an essential element of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy that focuses upon how to identify, access and utilize inner resources, skills, and gifts as invaluable “gems” to move us beyond diagnosis and effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.
BT12 Workshop 12 – Integrating Hypnosis into our Treatment of Children – Lynn Lyons, MSW
Hypnosis is a powerful tool when working with children and families. Participants will learn how to incorporate concrete methods of “being hypnotic” with children (formally and informally) in order to improve focus, emotional management, sleep, and tolerance of medical procedures. Determining a treatment goal and creating interventions will be taught.
BT12 Workshop 22 – Working Around the Problem: Consulting with Parents and Teachers – Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD
Therapists frequently work with the wrong person in treatment and as a result they are unlikely to be helpful. Research supports that working with the person that brings the problem to you (ie parent or teacher) and not the identified patient (child or student). By working around the child or adolescent’s problem and focusing on how they are a problem for the teacher or parent will yield positive gains. This workshop will show how to use the consultation process to help all parties involved. DVD examples of actual sessions will be used to highlight the process and demonstrate how short-term is possible with this approach.