Motivation is crucial to successful recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Fifteen DSM IV conditions reduce the motivation needed to bond with programs that assist in abstinence. Child abuse and neglect are frequent in substance abusers, and a conceptualization of its role in substance abuse is given. Therapy for sequelae such as schizoid personality, resentment, pessimism and others are described. with treatment of Axis I and II disorders accomplished, and the effects of abuse/neglect allayed, involvement with 12 step programs is more likely.
BT06 Keynote 05 - Principles and Strategies for the Prevention of Spouse and Partner Abuse - Cloé Madanes, LIC, HDL
This presentation will cover the assessment and detection of spousal and partner abuse, as well as intervention strategies. Community resources, cultural factors and same gender abuse dynamics also will be discussed.
BT12 Short Course 19 – Applying Sensory Body Work and Improvisational Theater for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Brief Therapy – Claudia Weinspach, Dipl, Psych
The utilization of body work and improvisational theater can be employed for different therapeutic purposes. In a therapy group with sexually abused survivors it is a useful tool in the tradition of Ericksonian therapy. Since sensory body work and improvisational theater elements are excellent tools to absorb the patients’ attention in an equally structured and playful way, they become actors and creators of their new body experience. This is an experiential workshop.