EP17 Speech with Discussant 08 - Completing General Systems Theory (Includes CE) - John Gottman, PhD, William Bumberry, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
It has been 50 years since General Systems Theory revolutionized psychotherapy. Yet it never became a real science, and the therapies it produced were either never evaluated or, when studied, produced only weak effects. We can now scientifically complete general systems theory and show that the new theory does result in highly effective couples and family therapy.
EP17 Workshop 02 - New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Bill O'Hanlon, MS
This workshop will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods has shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities.
EP17 Workshop 06 - Couples Therapy for Treating PTSD - John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Gottman, PhD
Couples therapy is made much more complex when one or both partners suffers from PTSD. This workshop will demonstrate with films and lecture how to apply Gottman Method Couple Therapy to the treatment of PTSD. Films include cases of both childhood and military trauma.
EP17 Workshop 10 - In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Released Trauma and Restores Goodness - Peter Levine, PhD
Traditionally, therapies have attempted to change perceptions of the world by means of reason and insight, with conditioning and behavior modification, or with drugs and medications. The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves, both from threat, and then later, against feeling the crushing totality of their horror, helplessness and pain. However, as time goes on, this avoidance keeps them frozen and stuck in the past, unable to be fully present, in the here and now, and unable to go forward in life. Fixed in the defensive trauma response, the shame, defeat and humiliation, associated with the original event replays itself over and over again in the body. Dr. Levine explores the implications of Body-oriented psychotherapy and recent findings in the neurosciences, on how the brain and body deals with e
EP17 Workshop 15 - ADHD: The 7 Clinical Types - Daniel Amen, MD
Based on the brain scans and clinical histories of over 20,000 patients with ADHD, this workshop will help clinicians properly diagnose ADHD and subtype it into 7 different types. They will also learn the clinical symptoms, brain imaging patterns and treatments for each type.
EP17 Workshop 16 - Treatment of Patients with PTSD and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders: A Constructive Narrative Perspective - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy with patients who evidence PTSD and co-morbid disorders of prolong and complicated grief, Substance Abuse Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorders. A case conceptualization model of risk and protective factors and incorporates a constructive narrator perspective will be presented.
EP17 Workshop 18 - The Science of Couples and Family Therapy - John Gottman, PhD, Julie Gottman, PhD, and William Bumberry, PhD
It’s been 50 years since the revolutionary inception of General Systems Theory that started couples and family therapy. Yet the central concepts were never made precise, or measurable and the theory never became scientific. In this workshop we show how we can now complete this theory and produce effective and powerful couples and family therapy methods.
EP17 Workshop 20 - The Body Keeps Score - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
EP17 Workshop 28 - Evocative Approaches to Change - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Patients change by virtue of the experiences that they live. Therapists can use advanced techniques including verbal and physical metaphors. Lecture, demonstration and practice.
EP17 Workshop 29 - Transference Focused Psychotherapy - Otto Kernberg, MD
This workshop will present an overview of the theory of TFP, its relation to the structure of severe personality disorders, and its technique. the technique of TFP will be outlined as general strategy, particular technical instruments, and tactical approaches to complications and particular situations. Major consideration include transference, countertransference, technical neutrality and interpretation.