With the increase in weight loss surgery, both physical and psychological recovery is an important concern and struggle for patients. The focus of this short course will be on both body and "emotional dysmorphic disorder," that is not "seeing" oneself as others do. We will address how brief how brief, effective mind-body approaches can aid in resolving these conditions and enhance lasting recovery. Methods will include counseling, social support, massage, yoga, martial arts, acupuncture and exercise.
The suggestibility of children provides an opportunity to build the strengths for lifelong mental resiliency. We will explore clinical practices based on research from brief strategic approaches, positive psychology, and the study of resiliency which suggest that long term mental health can be promoted through specific therapeutic approaches in treating children.
Changing mood and perspective is central in brief therapy. Experiential methods can be more immediately effective than traditional didactic approaches. All art is, by definition, "experiential." Altering mood and perspective is the point of it - whether drama, painting, literature, dance or music. Movies use multilayered methods for change. The viewer is often unaware of the intricate dramatic, experiential techniques that filmmakers use to exert influence. Social psychology studies the way in which people are influenced outside of awareness.
Ericksonian trauma work utilizes the experience of the present to redefine the past, while remaining future oriented. Memory reconsolidation occurs as memories are physically altered and re-encoded with new emotional elements. More than symptom relief, the intentional use of imagination and creative problem solving ensures greater resiliency for future challenges.
This one-hour presentation will demonstrate cross-dialogic and other strategic techniques for shepherding couples to- ward “secure functioning,” an attitudinal and behavioral expectation that couples operate as a two-person psychological system. Because the concept of secure-functioning is principle based and not personality based, the success of secure-functioning relationships does not depend upon attachment orientation. The presentation will endeavor to help the clinician utilize psychobiological strategies to help clarify partner attachment strategies, true desires, and unspoken agendas in couple therapy.
BT16 Dialogue 3 - Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment - Ron Siegel, PsyD, and Stan Tatkin PsyD, MSW
Dialogue on Mindfulness, Buddhist Psychology, Neuroscience, and Attachment
BT16 Short Course 30 - A Better Life Through Neuroscience and the Human Touch: Havening - Carol Nack, MSW, David Chametsky and Ira ScottIntroducing an extraordinary application of a recently acquired knowledge in the field of neuroscience. The techniques described are based in evolutionary biology. They offer a person the opportunity to live a healthier, hopefully happier, and more productive life. Long standing psychological problems are resolved and disturbing memories fade into the irretrievable past, just a story that lacks the previous affect.
Clinical experience and research has shown energy psychology (EP) to be a highly effective brief treatment of PTSD in contexts that range from war related PTSD in US veterans to the effects of genocide in Rwandan orphans. This workshop presents an elegant integration of Interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and memory reconsolidation that underlies energy psychology approaches to trauma treatment. Discover how to actually remove the traumatic energy/emotions from traumatic events that facilitates insight, mindfulness and posttraumatic growth.
Drawing from and integrating the latest neurobiology and energy psychology research findings and case studies, we present an array of brief tools and skill sets to guide therapists in the incorporation of energy psychology techniques into their existing practice and therapist toolboxes. This workshop will include demonstration and skill practice.
In brief therapy, we have to be better than long-term therapists in getting people to change and cooperate with treatment. Recent research from social psychology, behavioral economics and the new brain science show three powerful principles for being persuasive. Why do marketers know all this and most therapists do not? Come and learn how to be at least as persuasive as marketers.