Gestalt therapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy are experiential methods of change. In combination they can be synergistic. Psychotherapy is best when clients have a first hand experience of an alive therapeutic process. Such dynamic, empowering experiences pave the way for dynamic understandings. Drs. Polster and Zeig will offer brief introductions to their approaches. They will demonstrate their methods through live therapeutic sessions and they will engage with each other and the participants to examine commonalities and differences in their work.
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.
In this workshop, you will learn about brief Ericksonian and CBT solutions for children, adolescents and the troubled child in you. I have pioneered these over the last decade during which I have done this type of therapy with children and adolescents on a full-time basis, and trained other clinicians working with this population. There are essentially two methods within each session that you conduct with your child or adolescent client which you will learn to do. These can bring back and begin to use immediately in your practice following this conference.
Competent supervision is necessary for producing skilled clinicians, for resolving difficult situations in the supervisory relationship, and in helping clinicians resolve difficult situations with clients. Several key vignettes will be addressed that involve scenarios that challenge the supervisor-supervisee relationship, create opportunities for building supervisee's clinical competence, and/or involve stuck cases that need to be resolved.
Ericksonian psychotherapy emphasizes the utilization of people's resources. When working with children of divorced parents, I focus on strengths and keep in mind the Ericksonian interventions should be brief because children may get tired of being in therapy for a long time. In a case with two children, techniques including the use of toys will be discussed. How to make several brief interventions quickly while utilizing "toy co-therapists" in home assignments, and the combination of conversational trance with tasks will be emphasized. There also will be references to the importance of working with the family system.
This short course will emphasize a four session smoking cessation model that will provide attendees with an Ericksonian template to be utilized in the treatment of smoking, weight loss, nail-biting, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior and addictive behavior. An Ericksonian template for habit control can be formulated to the unique symptomology and strengths of each individual client. There will be a detailed discussion of the four session smoking cessation model with case studies, experiential exercises and a live demonstration.
Excessive anxiety in childhood is a significant predictor of eventual comorbid depression and other conditions. This presentation will identify the cognitive processes and coping strategies that help create a cycle of anxiety, psychosocial isolation, and depression in anxious children and families. Attention will be given to the development of specific, empirically supported Ericksonian strategies which can help shift the anxious individual and family toward malleability, creativity and adaptability.
In the literature, music and drama, artists often covertly foreshadow impending events. In social psychology there are myriad studies of priming, an effect by which the accessibility of a future target is increased by the presentation of an earlier cue. Priming effects illuminate important facets of interpersonal responsiveness. Milton Erickson was the first therapist to seed future ideas in the course of strategic therapy and hypnosis. Seeding is an important concept that can increase the effectiveness of interventions regardless of the technique that will be used. We will learn to harness seeding methods through lecture, demonstration and practice.
This session will illustrate the Ericksonian utilization principle, which states that under proper conditions, a problem may easily transform into a solution. The demonstration will show how to develop such conditions via the experience of “generative trance,” such that positive shifts in a person’s somatic, cognitive and field experience lead to positive changes.
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In this session, you will learn a clear model that will allow you to rapidly conceptualize problems, sort them for appropriateness for hypnotic intervention, and create multiple interventions. You will also learn five delivery methods for interventions.