BT10 Clinical Demonstration 02 – Contract, Causality, Congruence: A Brief but Effective Model for Couples - Pat Love, EdD
The Three C’s Model using contract, causality and congruence as a treatment plan helps clients confront the very defenses that keep them from creating the satisfying relationships they long for. Live demonstration with a couple.
BT10 Keynote 01 - Couple Therapy in the 21st Century - Sue Johnson, EdD
Couple therapy will flourish as this field integrates research from social and neuropsychology and clarifies the processes that mediate change in love relationships. It will address more and more “individual” physical and mental health problems, relationship traumas and sexual issues. We can integrate science and the sizzle of “hot” emotion to transform individuals and relationships.
BT10 Short Course 07 - Footprintings®: Ego State Therapy in 3 Dimensions - Susan Dowell, LCSW, BCD, Richard Miller, MSW
Footprintings® provides effective, easy to use tools for observing and experiencing Self States and repairing relational issues between them. Using color Footprints to diagram relationships between Parts, participants can step into different Self States, gaining deeper connection to body experience, affect and cognitive orientation of each State, while healing internal relationships.
BT10 Short Course 20 - A New Model for Intimate Relationships - Robert Johansen, PhD, Ian Johansen, PhD, Todd Gaffney, PhD
This workshop will introduce a new cognitive model for brief, solution-focused psychotherapy for couples. This cognitive paradigm is unique in several ways. It points to the fact that no one knows the client better than his/her intimate partner. The client’s partner pushes, pulls, and teases every imperfection of out their partner’s personality. Specifically, intimacy reveals what is incomplete about the client’s emotional development. It also reveals how effectively the client manages the needs he or she brings to the relationship. This is precisely what clients need to study themselves and points to what we as therapists can do to help our clients. With Robert Johansen, Ian Johansen and Todd Gaffnet.
BT10 Workshop 02 - Sexy Body/Sexy Brain: A New Way of Understanding Sexual Response - Pat Love, EdD
Sexual satisfaction is a sheer delight of life yet many clients fail to achieve it. Couples and individuals alike, struggle with understanding the complexity of sexual response and contentment. Come learn a new paradigm designed to elucidate hidden keys to sensual pleasure. Short lecture, video, experiential exercise.
BT10 Workshop 13 - Tailoring the Therapy Relationship to the Individual Client: Evidence-Based Practices - John C. Norcross, PhD
Psychotherapy will maximize its effectiveness by targeting the most powerful sources of change: the therapeutic relationship and the patient him/herself. This workshop will provide demonstrably effective methods to tailor therapy relationships to individual patients. You will learn to reliably assess and rapidly apply 4 evidence-based methods (patient preferences, stages of change, reactance level, real-time feedback) for constructing the “relationship of choice.”
BT10 Workshop 14 - The State of Affairs: Rethinking our Clinical Attitudes Towards Infidelity - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Infidelity is generally regarded as a symptom of a troubled relationship, and the revelation of an affair triggers a crisis of trust and connection. In this workshop, we'll explore the multiple motives and meanings behind affairs against the complexities of marriage, sex, intimacy, and monogamy. We’ll examine the benefits and costs of truth-telling and transparency, how couples can rebuild trust and intimacy, and why affairs can actually stabilize a marriage and prevent its dissolution. In particular, we will focus on how couples can turn the crisis into an opportunity. Combining didactic material, case studies and video vignettes, we will lay out a nuanced and multicultural therapeutic approach for working with extramarital relations secret or revealed.
BT10 Workshop 28 - The Double Flame: Reconciling Intimacy and Sexuality - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
This workshop probes the intricacies of love and desire—how they relate and how they conflict. Participants will learn how emotional intimacy can inhibit sexual desire and why “good intimacy” doesn’t necessarily make for “good sex.” Through case material and video vignettes, we’ll explore how our emotional history: “how we were loved” shapes our erotic blueprints and expresses itself in the physicality of sex: “how we make love”. We will show how to break through erotic impasses and help couples balance the dual needs for security and freedom. This model applies to couples and individuals from all sexual orientations.