The assessment and treatment implications of patient victimization will be critically examined from a constructive narrative perspective. A phase-oriented cognitivebehavioral treatment model will be presented for adults with PTSD, Complex PTSD, and related co-morbid disorders. A critical analysis will be offered of various forms of so-called "memory work" interventions.
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.
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.
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 individuals' cultural core identity.
Psychotherapy has the lowest remuneration among all health professions, according to U.S. Labor statistics. Most practices are languishing, while others are prospering. What are the elements that make the difference between success and failure? Hear from psychotherapy's leading entrepreneur how innovation and its implementation can not only change your practice, but also enable you to make a difference.
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.
Between 2003 and 2006 Dr. Terr collected 48 vignettes form 34 child and adolescent psychiatrists describing turning points in young people's therapies. Before the turning point, the child patient had been making progress, at a standstill, or doing poorly. Afterward, he or she changed dramatically for the better. This keynote will present four aspects of these dramatic changes that therapists can easily keep in mind: the therapist's persona; the therapeutic atmosphere; the therapist's correct "read" of the child; and the therapeutic reaction. Many of these moments come with careful planning. But, just as many - or more - develop in a "blink."
BT08 Keynote 02 - The Soul's Compass - Joan Borysenko, PhDThere is no map for becoming a fully human being, but there is a soul's compass. Orienting to true north requires interior freedom, curiosity and moment -to-moment awareness. The means to uncovering these intrinsic aspects of self, and the blocks to their recognition, are intrinsic to all the world's wisdom traditions.
National Health Reform is now considered inevitable, and many mental health practitioners are expecting this will rejuvenate their declining practices. Be aware, however, there will be strict standards on what conditions and interventions will be covered, and the list of what will be expected and what will likely be eliminated may shock you. Be prepared, tailor your practice appropriately now, and you will prosper.