IC11 Short Course 24 - "Unplugging from the Outside In": Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy with Older Adolescents and Young Adults (Ages 16-25) - Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C, BCD
With a plugged-in 24/7 cyberspace that demands instantaneous response of internet and social networking, many young people have difficulty with self-regulation and modulation. This workshop pro-poses a tailored strategic approach toward utilizing the natural creativity and novelty that young people have embedded in their developmental make-up to combat this impulsivity or limited access to inner resources. Experiential and specific ways to elicit responsiveness will be explored.
IC11 Short Course 26 - A New Cognitive Model for Brief Solution-Focused Couple Therapy - Robert Johansen, PhD, Ian Johansen, PhD, and Todd Gaffney, PhD
The presentational will introduce a new and brief cognitive model for treating couples. It is a solution-focused model that proposes specific steps on how to differentiate types of love and how these impact an intimate relationship. The participants will develop strategies on how to effectively manage needs in an intimate relationship.
IC11 Short Course 28 - Feel the Feeling, Find the Strength: A Theory of Emotion - Linda Duncan, PhD
This workshop presents a theory of emotion and model for therapy, founded on the positive view that emotions offer us opportunities to realign with our inherent wholeness, once disruptions occur. The key lies in resolving the destabilizing effects of emotion with a stabilizing emotional and psychological strength. With fear, the strength is personal power, for example. The workshop includes principles and interventions. A map of emotion illustrates the arc of its occurrence from stimulus and effect to regulation and resolution.
IC11 Short Course 29 - An Introduction to Subliminal Therapy - Edwin Yager, PhD
Therapists will learn Subliminal Therapy (ST), a psychodynamic technique used to accomplish consciously desired change. ST is a hypnotically medicated and utilizes the capabilities of a higher level of the patient’s intelligence that exists in the unconscious domain. ST empowers the patient by providing awareness of causal influences, thereby facilitating resolution by the patient. ST is described, its effectiveness is quantified and justified, and typical applications are detailed. Additionally, participants will witness a demonstration of the technique.
IC11 Short Course 30 - Soothing Slumber: Tucking the Day's Pain Away - Deborah Beckman, MS
Clients in pain yearn for sleep; comfort just out of reach. Focus first on establishing soothing sleep and encouraging nocturnal restorative functions. Treating remaining pain stays in the day’s domain. Hypnosis enlists the mind and body’s natural processes, restoring healthy sleep. Strategic protocols combine physiology of sleep and pain management with the client’s own experience. These are further reinforced by self-hypnosis techniques. Program includes demonstration, application of trance script protocols, and case study discussion.
IC11 Short Course 31 - Artistic Therapy: A Self-Reflective Process - Leslie Nadler, PhD and Steven Geschwer, PsyD
This workshop will demonstrate an integrative therapeutic model that can aid therapists in rapidly identifying and modifying their own early maladaptive schemas. These schemas operate as selective filters that limit the therapist’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to certain material presented by their clients.
IC11 Short Course 32 - An Ericksonian Approach Applied to Learning Difficulties - Carme Timoneda-Gallart, PhD
The aim of this short course is to present the therapeutic work developed with children affected by learning difficulties. A cartoon video created to make children aware of their own learning processes will be presented. As the majority of learning difficulty cases are a clear emotional component, some very effective Ericksonian resources will be exemplified with several practical cases.
IC11 Short Course 33 - The Role of the Therapist's Consciousness in Brief Therapy - Virgil Hayes, DO, MSW
Consciousness can be defined as increased awareness. Simply put it is, “seeing a bigger picture.” The more you understand yourself, the easier it is to understand other. AN individual’s consciousness is the “x” factor in therapeutic encounters. The short course with lecture and case discussions is useful to all skill levels. Non-pathological understandings and co-created solution for anxiety, depression, and PTSD are included in case discussions.
IC11 Short Course 34 - A Demonstration of Brief Ericksonian Solutions & Redecision Transactional Analysis - Janet Lee O'Connor, EdS and Del Worley, MC
This presentation will demonstrate the utilization of the Ericksonian position on change within the framework of Redecision Transactional Analysis. Permission, co-creating a unique response, develop-mental meaning of symptoms, and creating new responses to the environment will be illustrate using volunteers attending the program.
IC11 Short Course 35 - Systemic Family Constellations: A Broken Heart Can Heal...Sometimes in One Beat - Dan Booth Cohen, PhD
This workshop includes Systemic Family Constellation therapy. Redefined by Bert Hellinger and others, it has gained acceptance in Europe as a groundbreaking advancement in brief form therapy. The process explores how transgenerational traumas remain active. In a single session, the imaginal family system is transformed. The burden of memory becomes an enduring source of strength and healing.