The "Pointing Out Patterns" approach is a three-phase, nine-step process, which addresses the negative patterns of thinking and behavior that cause clients intrapsychic and interpersonal stress. The clinician rapidly observes and reveals these negative patterns, e.g., entitlement, intimidation, people-pleasing, etc., to the client, in a caring, supportive and straightforward manner, and assists the client in quickly diminishing, or eradicating negative patterns of thought and behavior.
A person may say, "Don't ever . . . lie to me again!" or "You can . . . always tell me the truth." In either case, hypnotic language has been used to evoke undesirable or desirable behavior. This workshop will take Ericksonian linguistic patterns and export them into everyday environments. Exercises, role-plays, and brain storming will show how to make lasting changes in speech habits when addressing resistant family members and co-workers.
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato's story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. This workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.
Practicality and usability occupy the center of the reality therapy WDEP process. This workshop emphasizes advanced application through the use of metaphors designed to help clients determine the realistic attainability of their wants and the efficacy of their behaviors. Adrian Monk and Lieutenant Columbo provide assistance to therapist and client as they walk the path, untangle the web, and bring the unknown to light.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a body-mind Gestalt complementary to the client's sobriety. 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 simple form of bodymind communication, known as ideomotor questioning, is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience, will be provided.
This course will use theory, clinical examples, techniques, PowerPoint illustrations, quotations and experiential metaphorical fantasy to display how compassionately playful client-therapist interactions can serve to encourage transcendence from suffering, solution expansion and professionally appropriate intimacy while also discouraging states of maladaptive isolation.
This presentation poses a substance abuse treatment which acknowledges and accommodates the personal needs being addressed by substance use, bypasses perceived resistance and employs idiosyncratic psycho-biological learning to achieve a mind-body gestalt complementary to the client’s sobriety. 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 simple form of mind-body communication known as ideomotor questioning is employed in this procedure. Because this is a new strategy, fundamental information applicable to all levels of professional experience will be provided.
BT10 Workshop 46 - The Initiator-Inquirer Process: Not a Communication Technique - Ellyn Bader, PhD
Couples come to therapy and say “we can’t communicate.” They want your help with communication. Yet effective communication often reveals trauma, accumulated resentment, narcissism or anxiety about intimacy. Resolution requires internal self development that may be resisted by one or both partners. This advanced workshop will use video and clinical transcripts to demonstrate the intricacies of resolving predictable communication breakdowns and supporting development.
BT12 Short Course 41 – How Culture Impacts Communication – Sherri Reynolds, MA, MFT
Participants will identify and analyze culture using 10 dimensions to break through communication barriers. Participants will learn to assess their own and their clients’ cultural styles of communication. Participants will also learn to apply specific techniques to facilitate more effective communication with clients, allowing them to establish lasting trust and develop a deeper relationship with clients from diverse cultures.
BT12 Short Course 51 – Effective Management of Chronic Anxiety and Depression with Essential Neurobiological Communication – Bart Walsh, MSW
Learn how to access deep levels of mind-body functioning for remission of chronic anxiety and depression. Essential neurobiological communication (ENBC) incorporates a form of body language known as ideomotor signaling. Affected individuals learn to fully manage these chronic conditions. Resolve past emotion using a noninvasive protocol integrating a progressive ratification sequence for grounding emotional adjustments in thought, perception and behavior.