EP00 Dialogue 02 - The Therapeutic Relationship - Albert Ellis, Ph.D., and Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.
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.
Existential psychotherapy is more properly viewed as a therapy informed by a sensibiity to existential issues, rather than as a discrete, self-contained school of therapy. It addresses the anxiety embedded in our consciousness of the parameters of existence, especially in our confrontation with death, meaninglessness, freedom, and isolation. I shall discuss these concerns, particularly those with the greatest relevance to everyday therapy practice. I shall discuss the implications of the existential sensibility for the conduct of therapy and the therapeutic relationship. Genuineness and authenticity are necessary.
IC01 Short Course 20 - The Ericksonian Hypnotherapeutic Relationship and Affect Regulation - Sietze Van Der Heide, PsyD
The exchange of emotions in the clinical relationship is an essential aspect of the therapeutic
process. Since affect is exchanged between the client and therapist at the conscious and
unconscious level, Ericksonian techniques are well suited to facilitating the affective change
process. This workshop will integrate contemporary models of affect regulation with
Ericksonian hypnotherapy. The emphasis will be on applied techniques aimed at increasing the
client's tolerance and capacity for utilization of affect.
Ericksonian therapeutic approaches emphasize the importance of the relationship between the therapist and the client. This experiential workshop will give methods of connecting on deeper levels with clients and demonstrate these ways, both with and without formal hypnosis, as well as ways of using that connection for therapy. Practice opportunities will be provided.
With cases and anecdotes, this presentation shows how a therapist can question and review classic therapeutic statements and avoid giving the client suggestions which are difficult to achieve - such as clichés like "Express your anger," "Face your fears," "Live in the here and now" - and provide new and original ways of intervention.
Feel uncomfortable about marketing your private practice? Or maybe you tried marketing with disappointing results. You are not alone. Most therapists weren't taught in graduate school how to build and market a financially rewarding private practice. This presentation offers practical, step-by-step instructions for building an effective, ethical and low-cost marketing plan to attract self-paying clients and addresses specific methods of increasing your marketing confidence.
The daunting task of leading clients from a disempowering sense of external control to an actualizing sense of inner control becomes doable by helping them reframe their behavior from actions to language, i.e. seeing actions as an attempt to send a message or a signal to the world around them. This practical idea will be illustrated in role-play demonstrations of the WDEP system: Wants (or behavior as language), (self) Evaluation, and (action) Planning.
Switching from his/her digital to analog brain functions allows the therapist to get in deep touch with the client in order to be part of the system rather than to be an observer. This workshop will show how to improve this ability.
Underachieving adolescents present a significant challenge to the therapist. Traditional therapies are often slow and may be ineffective and frustrating both to the therapist and the client. Provocative Therapy is an active humor-based therapy that often elicits significant changes quickly. Case studies will help illustrate principles and techniques therapist can use with adolescents and other client who may present a challenge.