Albert Ellis (2000) demonstrates with two volunteers. The first volunteer is angry and intimidated by her supervisors. Humor and imagery are incorporated. The second volunteer feels a need to control others and is angry when she can’t. Ellis uses imagery to correct cognitive patterns and produce an emotional shift.
Does your client have anyone in their life that can "get them," so that they feel like running away or punching the person out? What if you had the hemispheric integration tool that can change their initial response to that person or even to a situation? When clients remain centered, they will influence and set boundaries that will actually change the dynamics of the relationship. When your client is different the interactions have to evolve.
This is a workshop that teaches the participants how to improve their work with couples, and how to use the client/practitioner relationship so that everyone grows. This experience is for therapists who wish to add proven techniques to their already successful ability to work with couples. Emotional fitness teaches the therapist how to see what it is their clients really want in a relationship and provides techniques for helping them achieve their goals.
This workshop will focus on providing treatment strategies clinicians and other human services providers can use in their work with youth who are troubled by circumstances that complicate the negotiation of the "normal developmental struggles" of adolescence. A framework for understanding adolescents who are prone toward angry, aggressive and explosive behaviors will be presented. Specific strategies for enhancing effective assessment, engagement and treatment with troubled adolescents will be provided.
This workshop presents a theory of emotion and model for therapy, founded on the positive view that emotions offer us opportunities to realign with our inherent wholeness, once disruptions occur. The key lies in resolving the destabilizing effects of emotion with a stabilizing emotional and psychological strength. With fear, the strength is personal power, for example. The workshop includes principles and interventions. A map of emotion illustrates the arc of its occurrence from stimulus and effect to regulation and resolution.
Chronically angry, hostile, distancing and rigid couples are a clinical and personal challenge. In this workshop, you will learn to change the trajectory of therapy as soon as entrenched patterns are noticed, to stay out of their conflict, and stay calm in the middle of their storm.
Overtly angry and passive-aggressive partners often present the most difficulty for therapists. They frequently demand intimacy, while being unable to create the conditions for intimacy to occur or be sustained. They require a high level of activity from you to structure treatment, manage hostility in the office and confront hypocrisies that keep their development stalled. Learn to increase your personal strengths to harness the enormous developmental potential that exists in these couples.
The first emotion our ancestors evolved was fear—and we remain highly threat reactive today, continually overestimating threats and underestimating opportunities and resources. We’ll explore multiple methods for helping clients “cool the fires” of fear and anger, and internalize inner strength and an appropriate sense of safety.
A life-span, cognitive-behavioral approach will be offered to treat individuals who have problems controlling their anger and who have related co-morbid psychiatric problems. The issues of prediction of violence and how to intervene across the entire life-span will be highlighted. Specific cognitive-behavioral interventions will be demonstrated.
Dr. Meichenbaum will trace how aggressive behavior develops, and consider both the treatment and preventive implications.He will use video training films to demonstrate how to conduct cognitive-behavioral Stress Inoculation Training with angry and aggressive individuals. He will consider how to incorporate generalization guidelines into any training program.