Psychotherapy is at a turning point in the new millennium. We can now draw on the principles of a vast array of sciences,including that of neuroplasticity, to create new approaches to therapeutic interventions that are aimed in specific ways to alter the connections in the brain. Mindsight is the capacity to monitor and modify the internal world. As we help others,and ourselves, to focus attention in specific ways that promote neural integration – to stimulate the linkage of different regions to one another – we can create the fundamental changes in brain structure that underlie therapeutic improvement.Effective psychotherapy can use mindsight to focus attention in ways that promote neural integration and cultivate well-being in body, mind, and relationships.
Dr. Kernberg will describe strategies, techniques and tactics in TFP beginning with diagnostic assessment and contracting.He will continue with main developments in transference and countertransference assessment and management. The concepts of technical neutrality and priorities of intervention will be outlined. Clinical examples will illustrate all these procedures.
Neuroscience implies creative activity in art, science, dreaming, meditation, therapeutic hypnosis, and psychotherapy can turn on activity-dependent gene expression and brain plasticity to facilitate positive human transformations. A variety of group processes will explore Rossi’s Novel Activity-Dependent hand Mirroring Approaches to Erickson’s General Waking Trance during brief psychotherapy.
What is multicultural counseling/therapy? How applicable are our standards of clinical practice for racial/ethnic minority populations? Are there differences in therapy between white and clients of color? This workshop will present the theory,practice and assumptions of MCT via lecturettes, case vignettes and brief video samples. Culture specific and culture universal approaches will be presented.
Experiential methods enliven therapy through dynamic experiences that promote dynamic realizations. We will explore methods that make therapy a visual art, recognizing the visual realizations are neurologically encoded more robustly than words, hence more easily accessed when needed. We will explore the use of gestures, objects, and even sounds to empower change. We will learn the latest advances in therapist sculpting. Lecture, demonstration, and small group exercises will be used