BT16 Clinical Demonstration 08 - Strategic Treatment of Anxiety - Reid Wilson, PhD
The cutting-edge anxiety treatment is now pushing further into the confrontational. You will learn a persuasive strategy, built out of whole cloth within the first session, which will help clients find the courage and motivation to purposely seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear. Practical methods enable clients to ignore the content of their worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it.
BT16 Clinical Demonstration 09 - Storytelling for Effective Brief Therapy - Bill O’Hanlon, MS
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.
BT16 Clinical Demonstration 10 - Mindfulness Informed Psychotherapy - Ron Siegel, PsyD
Clinicians are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness practices can enlighten and enliven their lives, both inside and outside the therapy hour. These techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance virtually all forms of psychotherapy. But what does mindfulness-informed therapy actually look like? This demonstration, using volunteers from the audience, will illustrate how mindfulness practices and insights derived from them can inform treatment.
BT16 Clinical Demonstration 11 - Sewing Partners Together: Techniques for Moving Couples Toward Secure Functioning - Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
This one-hour presentation will demonstrate cross-dialogic and other strategic techniques for shepherding couples to- ward “secure functioning,” an attitudinal and behavioral expectation that couples operate as a two-person psychological system. Because the concept of secure-functioning is principle based and not personality based, the success of secure-functioning relationships does not depend upon attachment orientation. The presentation will endeavor to help the clinician utilize psychobiological strategies to help clarify partner attachment strategies, true desires, and unspoken agendas in couple therapy.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 03 - The Structure of Generative Change in Psychotherapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
This live demonstration will show the 6-step model for generative change: (1) opening a creative space, (2) setting a positive intention, (3) developing a creative state, (4) taking action steps, (5) transforming obstacles, and (6) homework and self-practices.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 04 - Developing Mutual Responsivity: Utilizing Hypnotic Rapport to Develop A Shared Deep Experience in Couple Therapy - Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD
As suggested by Milton Erickson, naturalistic hypnosis seems to be one of the best way of utilizing couple’s resources. Frequently couples fail in reaching a deep mutual exchange and complain of being unable to satisfy their needs for intimacy. Hypnotic experience seems to produce by itself a deep contact that rarely develops in their habitual patterns. Specific couple’s responses to hypnotic induction that can be utilized to produce contact and intimacy will be demonstrated. In some other cases couples are caught by conflicts they are unable to solve. A couples hypnotherapist can extend to both couple members rapport, and succeed in obtaining a special relationship that produces more syntonic and attuned behaviors, in which conflict intensity decreases and a greater ability to listen to each other and negotiate con
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 05 - Using Hypnosis for Anxiety: Opportunities for Seeing Action Over Avoidance - Lynn Lyons, MSW
Using hypnosis to help anxious people relax and feel calm is a great start, but hypnosis offers other valuable opportunities to disrupt the patterns of anxiety, create a different relationship to thoughts and physical symptoms , and to shift the client from avoidance into action.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 06 - Best Hopes: A Live Demonstration - Elliott Connie, MA
This event will feature a live demonstration of the Solution Focused Approach in action. Attendees will be able to ask question to the presenter about this session.
BT18 Clinical Demonstration 07 - Lovers Pose - Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Few couple interventions are as elegant and beautiful as the lovers pose. It is like a surgical table for therapists to extract and repair deep, implicit memory issues between partners and, by proxy, original childhood caregivers. The therapist “casts” each partner into roles appropriate for the therapeutic direction as decided by the therapist. Though the lovers pose is as it sounds, for lovers holding one another, it is also the caregiver-infant pose, the Pietà pose (holding a dead loved one), and inner child pose. This demonstration will also provide instructions for getting into and out of the pose which involves a three-step process.