Cloe Madanes will discuss love and violence in therapy and how to choose the therapeutic strategy best suited for a particular problem. She will present 25 strategies of therapy and illustrate with a videotape of her own work.
The main root cause of mental illness is relationships which are not working effectively. Violence, abuse, injustice, neglect and power struggles lead to most individuals' symptoms. This workshop will teach how to change and heal individuals by using their families, no matter how family is defined, to achieve a successful therapy in a brief time period. Attendees will learn specific Ericksonian strategies and healing rituals to which Dr. Erickson would give a "thumbs-up."
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to recognize couple symptoms as shared or separate-track trances and it will be demonstrated that symptom inductions in couples are something we can observe. Dr. Ritterman will teach, through entrancing role plays, methods to counter destructive couples suggestions with beneficial hypnotherapeutic counter-inductions. She will focus on the use of synchronicity and reciprocity in couples development. Attendees will gain an understanding of trance and hypnotic happenings in couples and receive supervisory input for innovative ways to help couples heal each other and love again.
This demonstration entails identification of desired change, assessment and enhancement of motivation, and implementation of a solution oriented, strategic intervention. This approach utilizes client strengths and experiences to improve outcome through accessing prior success experiences.
This workshop provides a framework for assessing clients along two important dimensions that impact therapeutic outcome: motivation and sense of agency (one’s perception of their ability to create change in their own lives). This assessment fosters interventions that enhance the capacity for strategic interventions to be truly brief and solution focused. The participant in this workshop will have the opportunity to observe and practice this approach.