Albert Ellis (2000) demonstrates with two volunteers. The first volunteer is angry and intimidated by her supervisors. Humor and imagery are incorporated. The second volunteer feels a need to control others and is angry when she can’t. Ellis uses imagery to correct cognitive patterns and produce an emotional shift.
Ellis and Wolfe (1995) demonstrate with several volunteers. Beth, is troubled by her dominating mother. Ellis assigns a homework task. Next, Wolfe works with a volunteer who feels betrayed by her husband and brother. Ellis works with a second volunteer, Megan, who is ending a relationship with her boyfriend. Ellis uses imagery, confrontation and humor.
This short course will use theory, techniques and group experience to demonstrate how playful self-expression, humor and self-soothing indulgent fantasy can be used in and outside the therapeutic setting to produce spiritually uplifting trance states. We will learn how to discourage "learned helplessness" and "burn out", encourage the ability to cope with life's challenges and increase opportunities to enhance the body's natural immune system functioning.
The use of humor can have a variety of positive effects in treatment. It can increase therapeutic rapport, energize and revitalize both client and therapist, and foster an environment more conductive to deeper healing. Through story telling, clinical vignettes and audience participation, attendees will discover new and valuable ways to use humor appropriately in clinical practice. With Howard Richmond.
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? This lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, will explore the rationale for and practical application of humor in cognitive therapy. Both cognitive therapy and humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. The presenter will explore how humor can be a powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment, and will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor. With Steven Sultanoff.
BT12 Dialogue 03 - Humor in Brief Therapy - Steve Andreas, MA, Michael Hoyt, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
BT12 Short Course 28 – Humor Matters: Clinical Application of Humor in Psychotherapy – Steve Sultanoff, PhD
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? In this lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, we will explore the rationale for and practical application of the conscious and purposeful use of humor in psychotherapy. Humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. We will explore how humor can be a powerful tool to build the relationship, diagnose, and treat, and we will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor.
BT12 Short Course 35 – An Integrative and Creative Approach Working with Couples Achieving Lasting Solutions – Bruce Gregory, PhD and Birgitta Gregory, PhD
This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
One liners that change people is the epitome of brief therapy. All of us have had times when one thing was said at the right moment by the right person and suddenly the world was seen differently. This workshop invites you to recognize elements that make those magic moments possible.