Topical Panel 03 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Homework Assignments
Featuring Arnold Lazarus, PhD; Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; Mara Selvini Palazzoli, MD; and Jeffrey Zeig PhD.
Moderated by Carol Lankton, MA.
Panel 13 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Homework Assignments
Featuring Claudia Black, Ph.D.; Jay Haley, M.A.; Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D.; and Joseph LoPiccolo, Ph.D.
Moderated by Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psych.
Those who grow up in chemically dependent families have strong survivorship skills. Unfortunately, for too many, they continue to present to the world a false self often becoming our "closeted" depressed, angry and addicted client. This workshop focuses on 1) treatment orientation and priorities, and 2) core clinical issues. Due to the managed care environment, experiential focus will be on homework assignments.
The clinical evidence is unambiguous: Getting the client to actually do something in treatment makes for both a better quality and rate of recovery. Erickson was extremely skillful in developing tasks for his patients and getting them to carry them out. In this presentation, we'll consider some of the ways he was able to do that.
After decades of working with anxious children and teens, I have two unshakable truths: families MUST be involved in treatment and anxious patterns are shifted through experiential learning. Working with the FOUR critical concepts to manage anxiety in families and the SIX patterns that must be interrupted, this workshop will describe HOW to create active, engaging assignments for families to do between sessions and describe the TEN favorites that I return to again and again.