BT06 Keynote 01 - Social Connections and Neural Connections: How Promoting Neural Integration Can Make Brief Encounters into Lasting Change - Daniel Siegel, MD
This keynote address will provide an overview of the interdisciplinary view of the mind and mental health. Over 60,000 mental health providers have been asked about their formal education in these areas and less than 5% have had seminars defining these two basic aspects of psychotherapy. This presentation will offer a view based on science of the definition of the mind and well-being and explore ways in which brief therapy can foster rapid and lasting change.
BT06 Keynote 02 - Simplicity and Intensity in Brief Therapy: A Clinical Demonstration - Erving Polster, PhD
Through the special focus which therapy technique induces, therapists often lose touch with the power of such ordinary experiences as humor, friendliness, self-disclosure, approval/disapproval, banter, etc. via a live therapy session, Polster will show how these exchanges may join technique to tighten up the therapy experience and speed up the process.
BT06 Keynote 03 - Imperatives for Multicultural Counseling Competencies - Patricia Arredondo, EdD
Multiculturalism is a fact of life. All counseling practices are culture-bound and contextual, influenced by historical, sociopolitical and economic factors. Multicultural competencies can guide effective working alliances, solution-oriented goals, and a valuing of individ- uals' cultural core identity.
BT06 Keynote 04 - Practicing in the 21st Century: Success or Failure? - Nicholas Cummings, PhD, ScD
Psychotherapy has the lowest remuneration among all health professions, according to U.S. Labor statistics. Most practices are lan- guishing, while others are prospering. What are the elements that make the difference between success and failure? Hear from psy- chotherapy's leading entrepreneur how innovation and its implementation can not only change your practice, but also enable you to make a difference.
BT06 Keynote 05 - Principles and Strategies for the Prevention of Spouse and Partner Abuse - Cloé Madanes, LIC, HDL
This presentation will cover the assessment and detection of spousal and partner abuse, as well as intervention strategies. Community resources, cultural factors and same gender abuse dynamics also will be discussed.