Motivation is crucial to successful recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Fifteen DSM IV conditions reduce the motivation needed to bond with programs that assist in abstinence. Child abuse and neglect are frequent in substance abusers, and a conceptualization of its role in substance abuse is given. Therapy for sequelae such as schizoid personality, resentment, pessimism and others are described. with treatment of Axis I and II disorders accomplished, and the effects of abuse/neglect allayed, involvement with 12 step programs is more likely.
Interventions often fail because the client is not yet truly motivated for change. Motivational interviewing elicits intrinsic motivation and is highly effective in conjunction with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Participants will recognize language demonstrating readiness for change and learn how to integrate SFBT interventions to bring about lasting change.
"If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." - Kurt Lewin. Change is one of the most challenging aspects of life. Yet there are identifiable ways we all change. In this short session, you will learn the seven major ways people change and how to identify and tap into people's natural motivational styles to create change.
Clients who procrastinate feel stuck, lack motivation, and reveal their ambivalence by stating “I have to finish all this work but I don’t want to.” This workshop builds self-efficacy by integrating conflicting parts with the Prefrontal Cortex Executive Function of choice. Optimal Performance and desensitization techniques focus clients on “choosing when to start,” separating self-worth from work, and planning alternatives to avoidant behaviors.
While this workshop teaches useful tools for brief therapy, it also will give participants positive experiences for themselves. This workshop evokes experiences that lead clients to discover solutions that work. Whether the client experiences their solution, or has a dramatic shift in understanding their options it often leads to motivation and success.
Knowing how to elicit positive emotion even in couples steeped in intensely negative interactions is the key to providing the motivation for change. In this workshop, we’ll explore a variety of ways for creating “magical moments” in the therapy hour that offer a new template for couples, otherwise trapped in dysfunction, to allay repetitive cycles. You’ll learn how to use tools like focusing, sentence stems, doubling and directives to invite couples into new kinds of experience of connection. We’ll also examine the neurobiological principles that enable partners to expect and attract more positive experiences from each other.
This address will focus on self-efficacy as the foundation of human motivation, well-being and accomplishments. Whatever other factors may serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that one has the power to effect changes. This address will analyze the source of people's beliefs in their efficacy, their cognitive, motivational and emotional effects, and how to build a resilient sense of efficacy for personal and social betterment.
To describe how “immediate nextness”, followed continuingly, will lead to the achievement of therapeutic goals.
To describe how absorbed relationship is a leavening process for the increased motivation of clients.
EP13 Dialogue 12 – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing – Steven Hayes, PhD and William Miller, PhD
Moderator: Robert Bohanske, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.