The end of mental illness will begin with a revolution in brain health. Unfortunately, most psychotherapists get limited information on how the brain works, even though it is the organ of loving, learning, behavior, and every decision made. Understanding the brain is critical to mental health clinical practice.
In this preconference workshop Daniel Amen will give therapists a working knowledge of brain function and tools to optimize it, including how to coach their clients to better brain health.
This one-day preconference introductory level workshop will provide a solid conceptual and practical framework for understanding the dynamic and fascinating field of hypnosis. The emphasis will be on starting to develop some of the core skills for designing and delivering hypnotically based interventions in ways that are consistent with your chosen style of practice. Thus, this workshop will include “hands-on” experiences as well as the opportunity to observe and deconstruct a recorded clinical hypnosis demonstration session.
In the aftermath of victimizing and traumatic events, most individuals are impacted, but some 75% will go onto evidence resilience, and in some instances Post-traumatic growth. This workshop will discuss the neurobiological and psycho-social factors that distinguish these two groups and consider the treatment implications. Following a discussion of the controversies and empirical status of various psychotherapeutic interventions, a Case Conceptualization Model that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making will be offered.
Many patients in psychotherapy practices are also taking various psychotropic medications including anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anxiolytics, to name just a few. The psychotherapists of the 21st Century not only need to be masters at their own craft, but they also need a working knowledge of these various medications, their common side-effects, and how these medications can both help and hinder the psychotherapeutic process.