BT10 Clinical Demonstration 01 – Increasing Impact in Experiential Psychotherapy - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
List three essentials of experiential therapy.
Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change.
BT10 Clinical Demonstration 04 – Facilitating “The Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience” in Brief Psychotherapy - Ernest Rossi, PhD
A new, easy-to-learn 20 minute protocol for facilitating the ideo-plastic faculty of therapeutic hypnosis and brief psychotherapy. It is neuroscience evidence-based process for facilitating problem solving via (1) Optimized gene expression, (2) Reduced cellular oxidation, & (3) Reduced inflammation.
BT10 Keynote 04 - Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Therapists Do - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Following a brief discussion of the nature of expertise, the implications for psychotherapists will be considered. How to formulate collaboratively a Case Conceptualization Model that informs treatment decision -making will be presented. How to implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy and evidence-based behavioral change principles will be examined.
BT10 Keynote 06 - What is Psychotherapy? - Thomas Szasz, MD
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food, eating, other people, and themselves and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment, and discouragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
BT10 Short Course 26 - Use of Ericksonian Psychotherapy with Women Who Face Unexpected Pregnancies - Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
Women who face unplanned pregnancies may experience a wide range of emotions and go through deep crises when they learn they are pregnant. In this workshop, the presenter will describe how brief Ericksonian interventions can help them explore possibilities and cope with their crises during unplanned pregnancy. Examples of quick interventions and conversational trance will be given as well. There will be references to the importance of hope and exercises for coming to terms with previous experience.
BT10 Short Course 28 - Humor Matters: Clinical Applications of Humor in Cognitive Therapy - Steven Sultanoff, PhD
Humor in the serious realm of psychotherapy? This lively presentation, filled with anecdotes and clinical illustrations, will explore the rationale for and practical application of humor in cognitive therapy. Both cognitive therapy and humor can create change in the central aspects of human experience—cognitions, emotions, behaviors, and physiology. The presenter will explore how humor can be a powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment, and will differentiate between empathic and hostile styles of humor. With Steven Sultanoff.
BT10 Short Course 40 - Systemic Behaviorism: The Paradigm Shift to Strength-Based Treatment - Steven Kuester, MS
This workshop is designed to examine certain assumptions of traditional psychotherapies and to provide the participant with a powerful exposure to strength-based treatment. At the conclusion of the session, participants will have gained knowledge and expertise about incongruency versus congruency as a core component of successful treatment outcomes and the therapeutic relationship. With Steven Kuester.