BT10 Short Course 01 - Mind-Body Brief Therapy Solutions for Long Term Success in Body-Dysmorphia Patients - Marc Oster, PsyD, Carolyn Sauer, PsyD
Physical and psychological recovery is an important concern for patients having had weight loss surgery or other significant body altering events. This workshop will focus on the physical and emotional experience of body dysmorphia, that is not “seeing” oneself as others do. We will address how brief mind-body approaches can aid in resolving these conditions and enhance lasting recovery. Methods will include counseling, social support, massage, yoga, martial arts, and exercise. With Carolyn Sauer and Marc Oster.
BT10 Short Course 02 - Reinventing the WDEP System of Reality Therapy for Each Client - Robert Wubbolding, EDD
Simulated role-play demonstrations, the focus of this session, illustrate the re-invented use of the WDEP system of reality therapy. A brief explanation of how reality therapy embraces principles of suggestion, reorientation and utilization precedes a brief overview of human motivation and how the WDEP system interfaces with Ericksonian Principles. Participants will gain practical ideas immediately useful on the job. Handouts suitable for photocopying will be provided.
BT10 Short Course 03 - Unconscious-Centered Brief Therapy - James Rini, EDD, Melissa Rini, MA
Milton Erickson said, “Change first then insight.” Too often therapists try to produce change by giving clients insight into their problems expecting to produce results. This approach reduces effectiveness as it overestimates the power of the conscious mind while neglecting and underestimating the unconscious mind’s role in the healing process.
BT10 Short Course 04 - The Way Out of the Cave: Using Language to Generate Solutions in Brief Therapy with Children & Adolescents - Marilyn Wedge, PhD
The language a therapist uses to conceptualize and treat a problem determines whether or not that problem can be resolved effectively. Plato’s story of the cave, where the inhabitants see only shadows, is a useful metaphor for how the language of therapy can generate either confusion or clarity. The workshop will teach a method of effectively treating severe problems of children and adolescents, using an invariant opening question, strategic dialogue and metaphorical techniques.