This workshop poses a brief substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance abuse. Client self-empowerment and relapse prevention are built into the intervention. This method develops a safe framework for addressing any subsequent mental health themes directly or indirectly related to substance misuse. A particular form of body language know as ideomotor signaling is established in this procedure.
Few cases are as difficult for therapists as those involving the intentional harm of one family member against another. This course provides participants the fundamentals of the model for treating family injustice developed by The Family Therapist Institute Midwest and presented in the new book, Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System: Strategies for Systemic Advocacy and Family Healing. Didactic, participant discussion and videotape examples explain the model and its application.
This workshop integrates the lessons of Ericksonian and Solution Oriented approaches with the newer models of trauma that focus on the dysregulation of affect as central features of both PTSD and dissociative disorders. Attendees will learn specific skills that allow clinicians to work with abuse and trauma survivors that rapidly facilitate the containment and transmutation of negative affect, increased coping skills, and alleviation of flashbacks.
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.
This workshop will identify fundamental principles of Ericksonian approaches as they pertain to group work for clients in recovery from substance abuse. Curriculum development, specific exercises and activities relevant to process and psycho-educational groups will be demonstrated. Application successes and limitations will be discussed.
This exercise allows people to park all of their problems without any disclosure of their problems. Complete privacy. There is no need to discuss thir problems at all. The micro-structure of the session will be explored to show the various safety devices used. This astonishing exercise can be used for PTSD, abuse, trauma, losing car keys, financial concerns, i.e. absolutely anything! It received a great reception at the ISH meeting in Montreal.
William Glasser (1995) demonstrates with a simulated client who is in an emotionally abusive relationship. This client is depressed and unhappy with her life. The goal of the first session is to focus on a behavioral change that can be accomplished as a first step. Glasser concludes with an explanation of the demonstration and of control theory.