The classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast contains the fundamental ingredients of a relationship. This presentation introduces the "uses of enchantment" in brief marital therapy through a discussion of this ancient story. It also examines two developmental models that illustrate that journey. Awareness of archetypal forces in "couplemaking" facilitate concise, precise and to-the-point clinical interventions.
Explore the empirical analysis of the life stories of Marilyn Monroe, Carl Jung, Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey and others to identify components of healthy life narratives about sexual abuse. Hear intriguing life stories while learning new narrative techniques for helping adult victims of childhood sexual ·abuse to integrate traumatic memories into functional life stories.
The assessment and treatment implications of patient victimization will be critically examined from a constructive narrative perspective. A phase-oriented cognitivebehavioral treatment model will be presented for adults with PTSD, Complex PTSD, and related co-morbid disorders. A critical analysis will be offered of various forms of so-called "memory work" interventions.
This presentation will demonstrate the heuristic value of using a Case Conceptualization Model to inform assessment and treatment decision- making ; the "art of Socratic questioning; a strength-based treatment approach and ways to implement the Core Tasks of psychotherapy. A Constructive Narrative treatment approach that focuses on the nature of the client's "story-telling" features will be highlighted.
Brief therapy using narratives to spiritual images utilizes the innate human ability to create stories and to discover the solutions to problems that lie within the self. This approach utilizes principles of psychodynamic theory such as projection, as well as narrative therapy and hypnotherapy principles. With Elisa Gottheil.
It is the purpose of this short course to introduce and apply the concepts of both Narrative Therapy (NT) and Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT) simultaneously in a therapeutic setting. The use of imagery and symbolism take the “storied” nature of problems and link them to the tapestry of all stories that a client brings into therapy. The Miracle Question looks at the “preferred view” of the problem and differentiates the singular vista of the problem against the preferred view of the client that has the vistas of the tapestry. EARS is used to give the client control over the preferred view of the problem.
This experiential workshop will present an essential element of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian, resiliency-based, indirective process of Play Therapy that focuses upon how to identify, access and utilize inner resources, skills, and gifts as invaluable “gems” to move us beyond diagnosis and effect transformational change for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity.
Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story and a compelling story, is an art and a skill. In this session, you will learn the structure of compelling stories and how to choose the right story for each individual client.