There are multiple explanations and theories to explain the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma creation. Many emphasize pathology, permanence of conditions and use multi-syllable words and encourage medical interventions to treat symptoms. This paradigm is often not effective for improving the lives of individuals treated. This course looks at non-medical underpinnings to conceptualize the creation of anxiety, depression and trauma. This conceptualization when understood by the clinician; makes them a better facilitator and co-creator in the treatment process. A natural, holistic understanding also empowers the clinician and client and moves all parties involved closer to health.
The Communication Theory Based Family and Brief Therapy developed by the Palo Alto Group pioneered specific techniques for quickly comprehending relationship and contextual commands and constraints inherent in how people communication about the problem they are experiencing. This demonstration will reveal how a therapist uses listening and joining skills to identify and use messages implied about the relationship nexus of which the problem is a part to join and engender constructive change.
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BT16 Keynote 04 - Transparency in Therapy - Cloe Madanes, HDL, LICMadanes will discuss the importance of bringing transparency to therapy. Being transparent means to share all relevant information with our clients in a way that is timely and valid. It means sharing the reasoning and intent underlying our statements, questions and actions. When you are transparent you create better results because clients understand your thinking. Therapy no longer needs to be based on mysterious, privileged knowledge – this is, after all, the age of Google, when anyone can get any question answered in a matter of seconds. Therapists need to step up and share as much of their knowledge and thinking as possible. Examples and case stories will illustrate how therapists can become transparent.
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. Ideomotor questioning is employed as a practical conduit to body-mind communication and function.
What sets the Solution Focused Approach apart is the clinician’s deliberate focus on what the client wants instead of focusing on what the client does not want or even their presenting problem. A clinician using this approach must be comfortable enough with solution building language to be able to engage clients into a detailed conversation of their preferred future even though the client may be experience significant troubles in their life. In this workshop the presenter will demonstrate using the language of the Solution Focused Approach with clients, using video examples of real sessions, even when they are experiencing significant pain. The presenter will also lead group exercises and discussion to allow the group to practice using the skills demonstrated.
Clients or patients often unintentionally present hints indicating current in-control behaviors or a desire for change. Practitioners listen carefully responding to these “throw away comments” and emphasize their significance even though the patient was hardly aware that the statement contains a wealth of meaning and provides a foundation for change.
One liners that change people is the epitome of brief therapy. All of us have had times when one thing was said at the right moment by the right person and suddenly the world was seen differently. This workshop invites you to recognize elements that make those magic moments possible.
Taking advantage of our ever-present inner dialogue, we can help clients alter their self-talk in a way that transforms their relationship with any intimidating performance. By activating “approach” emotions and an opportunity-mindset, clients can decrease fear and improve performance. This protocol eliminates one significant step in the typical treatment process, since it is arousal congruent: clients do not need to shift their anxiety down before they step forward.
In this workshop, clinicians’ level of comfort, barriers, and attitudes when talking about sexuality will be highlighted, along with useful strategies to provide better engagement with their clients. Additional strategies used to build upon a person’s individual strengths to assist them in overcoming cultural and personal sexual imprints are offered.