BT14 Invited Address 01 - Evolving Innate Brilliance of the Therapist - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Skills and experience, research and theory—each plays a critical role in the development of effective therapy practice. And then there is something else. When we recall the work of such figures as Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Carl Rogers and Carl Whitaker, we detect another layer: artistry. Surprisingly, artistry is something that can be taught, or more accurately, expanded or enhanced. Everyone has the capacity.
BT14 Invited Address 02 - Eight Homework Ideas For Anxious Kids: Skills, Fun and Connection - Lynn Lyons, LICSW
When working with anxious kids, your brilliance in the office means nothing if they cannot take what you offer and use it in their world. This presentation will give you eight homework assignments to engage kids from the start, and will spark your strategic creativity as you develop your own homework ideas.
BT14 Invited Address 03 - Winning the Anxiety Game: Brief Strategic Treatment for the Anxiety Disorders - Reid Wilson, PhD
The cutting-edge anxiety treatment is now pushing further into the confrontational. You will learn how to help clients purposely to seek out anxiety as their ticket to freedom from crippling fear. Practical methods enable clients to ignore the content of their obsessive worries and to explore the feeling of uncertainty rather than fleeing from it.
BT14 Invited Address 04 - Treating Depression Hypnotically and Strategically: The Power of Experiential Learning in Teaching mood Regulation Skills - Michael Yapko, PhD
How a clinician thinks about the nature of depression and answers fundamental questions - such as what causes depression - naturally determine what treatment approach he or she is most likely to take. Regardless of one’s preferred orientation, however, depression experts agree that treatment needs to be multi-dimensional and active. Furthermore, the more we learn about the neuroscience of depression, especially neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, the more important well designed experiential learning processes become in treatment.
BT14 Invited Address 05 - The Three Positive Connections Needed for Transformational Change - Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Generative psychotherapy is an exploration of how individuals can forge positive, therapeutic responses to life challenges. This invited address concentrates on the three core connections that allow clients to do this: (1) Positive intention and goals (What do you most want to create in your life?); (2) Somatic Centering (Where do you feel the deepest resonance in your body?); and (3) Field Resources (What can most deeply support your path of change?).
BT14 Invited Address 06 - PTSD: What it is and How to Resolve it - And What it Isn't - Steve Andreas, MA
The phobic core of PTSD is a conditioned response to a terrifying event, easily treated with a process demonstrated in an 8-minute video. Learn the key components that combine to make this method so effective. Other co-occurring problems—grief, rage, anxiety, guilt, shame, drugs, etc.—require different processes for resolution.
BT14 Invited Address 07 - Three Things A Therapist Should "Never Do" That I Do (And You Should Too) - Christine Padesky, PhD
It can be hard to unlearn habits, especially when these habits are taught as important components of competent psychotherapy. Offering reflections on several decades as a therapist and supervisor, Dr. Padesky demonstrates how 3 things you were taught in graduate school can limit your client’s progress.
BT14 Invited Address 08 - Yoga, Movement and Body Awareness in the Treatment of PTSD - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Chronic trauma interferes with self-perception and self-regulation. We will discuss effective approaches.
BT14 Invited Address 09 - The Quantum Entanglements of Cosmos and Consciousness: A RNA/DNA Epigenomic Quantum Theory of the Cosmos/Consciousness Field - Ernest Rossi, PhD
Current research in psychosocial genomics is reviewed to underpin a new evolutionary RNA/DNA epigenomic theory of the quantum transformations of consciousness and creative cognition. The alternating classical-to-quantum and quantum-to-classical transitions on all levels from mind to gene are explored for developing an understanding of how the 4-stage creative process operates in an evolving cosmos/consciousness field theory.
BT14 Invited Address 10 - Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness - Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Everyone wants to be happy. While clinicians and researchers traditionally focused on helping troubled people feel less distressed—moving from -5 to 0 on the happiness scale—more recently they’ve branched out to investigate what actually leads to enhanced well-being. Some research findings point in surprising new directions, while others echo advice heard from wise elders and religious teachers across cultures and centuries.