At last count, over 400 separate models of psychotherapy have been found to exist (Garfield & Bergin, 1994). Despite the claims and promises made by the proponents of the various treatment models, 40 years of increasingly sophisticated outcome research has not found any one model or technique superior for the resolution of the problems that clients bring into treatment, Indeed, most of the research has only confirmed "common sense" (Frank 1993). In this workshop, forty years of outcome research will be translated into practical, common sense and empirically supported therapeutic skills that you can use for the efficient and effective resolution of the problems that clients bring to treatment.
The field of hypnosis has moved to the forefront of objective research in striving to understand the role unconscious processes play in mindbody healing, automatic (reflexive) cognitive and behavioral responses, and the utilization of attentional mechanisms in problem-solving. In this workshop, participants will both learn and experience the merits of integrating hypnosis into goal-directed psychotherapies.
BT14 Topical Panel 01 - Research in Psychotherapy - Ernest Rossi, PhD, Scott Miller, PhD, and Michael Yapko, PhD
Compare and contrast clinical philosophical perspectives of experts.
Skills and experience, research and theory ... each plays a central role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded. Everyone has the capacity. And it is artistry that brings forth all of that skill, experience, research and theory in effective and generative ways.
Neuroscience research has established why it is that trauma results in a fragmented narrative along with a ‘living legacy’ of enduring effects. The survival responses that preserve life and integrity under threat do not diminish once safety is obtained. Meant to warn us of impending danger, these easily re-activated survival responses continue to re-evoke the events of long ago decades after they are over. Once baffling and frustrating to treat, the evolution of new neurobiologically-informed treatments offers new, hopeful answers to the aftermath of trauma: the chronic fear of danger, dread of impending doom, loss of hope or energy, the longing for human connection, and self-destructive and addictive behavior.
Drawing upon 36 years of systematic multi-method longitudinal research with couples, Dr. Gottman teaches the differences between successful and unsuccessful couples in dealing with conflict and fostering romance and harmony. Dr. Gottman provides the basic clinical skills needed to help couples improve their relationships.
Current research from the field of neurophysiology confirms the fact that permanent change involves treating the system as well as the symptom. Come learn a simple, yet impactful way to help couples break old patterns by forming new ones. Lecture, demonstration, video and experiential exercise will be used.
Several new studies have uncovered a seismatic shift that has taken place regarding the purpose and practice of marriage. These research findings explain many of the difficulties we face behind the therapy door. Come get a research update and clinical applications for couple's therapy. Lecture, video, handouts, discussion, demonstration will be utilized.