Stories have the ability to engage people emotionally and to move them to change, but telling the right story at the right time to the right person is an art and a skill. This demonstration will show a gentle, artful and respectful way of doing brief therapy that uses stories to invite change.
For this one-hour video, we reached backed into the Erickson archives, circa 1973 to 1978, to Milton Erickson’s teaching seminars. Erickson conducted these teaching seminars in the comfort and intimacy of his own home. In this video, we encounter three cases – each dealing primarily with trauma. And in each of these cases, there is hidden meaning. Erickson demonstrates how to take “extraneous” information provided by the client, understand the context relevant to the client’s problem, and insightfully extrapolate the true meaning for therapeutic effect.
In Part 2 of Dr. Erickson’s Orientation to Sexual Development, Milton Erickson continues his interesting lecture about the natural developmental processes involved with sexual/relational maturity. This video begins with Erickson telling charming stories of his sons sexually and relationally developing, which illustrate the principles outlined in the video.
EP00 Dialogue 07 - Nature and Challenge of a Narrative Perspective of Psychotherapy - Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., and Michael White, B.A.S.W.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Aspects of narrative practice will be discussed and illustrated. The workshop will include a focus on recent developments, and an updating of micro-maps of narrative practice. These micro-maps provide a guide to therapists in joining with people in exploring different ways of being in the world, alternative experiences of identity and new options for relating to others.
An example of how a Constructive Narrative Perspective (CNP) can be used to explain the persistence of Post-traumatic Disorder and the treatment implications will be offered. Research implications for using a CNP will be examined.
Michael will present a range of maps of narrative practice. This will include maps for "getting started"; maps for the "middle journey"; maps for the "intersecting journeys" of fellow travelers; maps for finding the "valued pathways"; and maps for the negotiation of "difficult territories."
This workshop will explore the impact of gender, culture, class and race on our clinical practice, and describe techniques for working with clients who are culturally different from ourselves. The workshop will consider the relevance of cultural differences for families even many generations beyond immigration. The issue of stereotyping and emphasizing that everyone is ethnic will be dealt with, rather than approaching culture by focusing on the exotic, esoteric or different characteristics of minorities and new immigrant groups. Professor McGoldrick will demonstrate the use of genograms and family play to address cultural, racial and spiritual legacies and patterns in clinical assessment and intervention -- drawing them, interpreting them and applying them therapeutically.
Drawing on the findings of her own mythic life and work in over 100 countries, 40 cultures, and with leaders the world over, Dr. Houston will offer a workshop rare for its ability to evoke new ways of being through the consideration of the dynamics of both old and emergent myths and stories of transformation. Participants will experience state of the art methods in experiencing sensory, psychological, symbolic and spiritual growth, and discovery in ways both practical and profound. Liberating thoughtways, shifts in perception and understanding, and growth in capacity will enable the participant to take these discoveries back to his or her own clients, communities and organizations. Full of music and high theatre, and often hilarious (Houston’s father wrote the joke, “Who’s on First?”), this workshop will explore the mystery of living in a time of whole system transition when what we can do as individuals can make a significant difference in the lives of many.