BT10 Workshop 55 - Brief Therapy with Gay Men - Richard Miller, MSW
Successful brief psychotherapeutic work with gay men includes the use of clinical hypnoses as well as an accepting compassionate stance of the psychotherapist. Ego state work and positive self-representations create healing from years of internalized sham. Specific psychosocial issues for game men, core issues common in the gay male community, customized hypnosis scripts, and effective short-term treatment strategies will be discussed.
BT12 Short Course 08 – Brief Therapy with Gay Men – Richard Miller, MSW
Successful brief psychotherapeutic work with gay men includes the use of clinical hypnoses as well as an accepting compassionate stance of the psychotherapist. Ego-state work and positive self-representations create healing from years of internalized shame. Specific psychosocial issues for gay men, core issues common in the gay male community, customized hypnoses scripts, and effective short-term treatment strategies will be discussed.
BT14 Short Course 28 - Everything you Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask - Treating Gay Men with Sexual Issues - Richard Miller, LICSW
Attachment, trauma, sexual compulsivity, performance anxiety and community norms make gay sex tricky. Addressing this with clients is difficult too. This workshop defines sexual norms for gay men and teaches interventions and hypnosis scripts to maximize brief treatment.
BT16 Workshop 26 - Integrative Therapy with Gay Men… The Gift of Presence - Rick Miller, MSW
It is essential to know something of the deep and complicated background of all gay men, including the myriad consequences of growing up a minority even in one’s own family, in which self-identity takes shape when there is no mirror. In this workshop, you will be introduced to powerful strategies for enhancing and increasing sensory awareness, and for creating resources for restoring connections within. Such connections provide a bridge between the self and body, something that is often disowned by gay men.
CC16 Workshop 12 - Attachment and Differentiation in Gay Relationships - Rick Miller, MSW
Gay men face unique challenges regarding intimacy, communication and personal autonomy. Hiding due to being gay along with being raised male, creates a dynamic of distancing as the norm. The goal of psychotherapy is to accept and verbalize vulnerabilities in a context of safety, encourage revealing oneself for the sake of self-acceptance, and to learn how to receive nurturance from others. This workshop will define the art of how to gain connection while maintaining autonomy. There will also be an emphasis on sexuality and how specific attachment styles effects choices related to safety, security and risky sexual practices.
CC17 Workshop 14 - Exclusive vs. Inclusive In Healthy Male Couples: Differences Between Monogamy Loosening Boundaries, and Deception - Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
The gay male subculture emphasizes easy sexual hookups as a norm, without questioning whether this is actually healthy for a couple. This workshop will define how male couples choose exclusivity successfully, how healthy attachment is an important component for considering an open relationship and p