A person may say, "Don't ever . . . lie to me again!" or "You can . . . always tell me the truth." In either case, hypnotic language has been used to evoke undesirable or desirable behavior. This workshop will take Ericksonian linguistic patterns and export them into everyday environments. Exercises, role-plays, and brain storming will show how to make lasting changes in speech habits when addressing resistant family members and co-workers.
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato's story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. This workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.
Practicality and usability occupy the center of the reality therapy WDEP process. This workshop emphasizes advanced application through the use of metaphors designed to help clients determine the realistic attainability of their wants and the efficacy of their behaviors. Adrian Monk and Lieutenant Columbo provide assistance to therapist and client as they walk the path, untangle the web, and bring the unknown to light.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a body-mind Gestalt complementary to the client's sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A simple form of bodymind communication, known as ideomotor questioning, is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience, will be provided.
This course will use theory, clinical examples, techniques, PowerPoint illustrations, quotations and experiential metaphorical fantasy to display how compassionately playful client-therapist interactions can serve to encourage transcendence from suffering, solution expansion and professionally appropriate intimacy while also discouraging states of maladaptive isolation.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a mind-body gestalt complementary to the client’s sobriety. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A simple form of mind-body communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience will be provided.
The Communication Theory Based Family and Brief Therapy developed by the Palo Alto Group pioneered specific techniques for quickly comprehending relationship and contextual commands and constraints inherent in how people communication about the problem they are experiencing. This demonstration will reveal how a therapist uses listening and joining skills to identify and use messages implied about the relationship nexus of which the problem is a part to join and engender constructive change.
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BT16 Keynote 04 - Transparency in Therapy - Cloe Madanes, HDL, LICMadanes will discuss the importance of bringing transparency to therapy. Being transparent means to share all relevant information with our clients in a way that is timely and valid. It means sharing the reasoning and intent underlying our statements, questions and actions. When you are transparent you create better results because clients understand your thinking. Therapy no longer needs to be based on mysterious, privileged knowledge – this is, after all, the age of Google, when anyone can get any question answered in a matter of seconds. Therapists need to step up and share as much of their knowledge and thinking as possible. Examples and case stories will illustrate how therapists can become transparent.
What sets the Solution Focused Approach apart is the clinician’s deliberate focus on what the client wants instead of focusing on what the client does not want or even their presenting problem. A clinician using this approach must be comfortable enough with solution building language to be able to engage clients into a detailed conversation of their preferred future even though the client may be experience significant troubles in their life. In this workshop the presenter will demonstrate using the language of the Solution Focused Approach with clients, using video examples of real sessions, even when they are experiencing significant pain. The presenter will also lead group exercises and discussion to allow the group to practice using the skills demonstrated.