BT14 Keynote 04 - Treating Individuals Who Have Been Traumatized/Victimized: Ways to Bolster Resilience - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Following the exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75 % of individuals will be impacted, but they go onto evidence resilience and in some instances post traumatic growth. In contrast, 25 % will evidence PSTD and persistent adjustment disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and the implications for treatment decision making. He will use a Constructive Narrative Perspective to demonstrate how to bolster client's resilience.
BT14 Keynote 06 - How Trauma Changes the Brain, and What That Means For Treatment - Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Neuroimaging and EEG measures of traumatized individuals show significant changes that must be taken into account for treatment to be effective.
BT14 Short Course 02 - Using Brief Ericksonian Psychotherapy for Helping Children Cope with Trauma After Loss and Painful Events - Maria Escalante de Smith, MA
When children experience painful emotions and anxiety after going through traumatic events they may not be able to understand what is happening to them and thus get depressed. Other consequences may appear, like lack of concentration or academic problems. Attendants will learn how treat these conditions by using brief Ericksonian techniques, assignments, and toys and by including the family members during therapy.
BT14 Short Course 03 - From Sexual Trauma to Sexual Empowerment Using Personal, Ancestral, and Spiritual Dimensions of Consciousness in Brief Therapy - Emily Volden, MSW, LICSW and Dan Booth Cohen, PhD
Family Constellations can be used in therapy as a process for treating sexual trauma. The experiential process accesses the heart as an organ of perception to explore, heal, and release sexual trauma while reclaiming clients’ empowered sexual selves. Employing a light meditation, therapist and client open the doors of awareness to ancestral and archetypal consciousness.
BT14 Short Course 06 - Zapping Anxiety and Depression and Healing Trauma, with Vigorous and Compassionate Approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - Debbie Joffe Ellis, MDAM
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the holistic approach considered to be the grandparent of cognitive approaches, created by the renowned and brilliant pioneer Albert Ellis PhD, is most effective as a brief therapy for lessening, transforming, healing and preventing emotional disturbances. This Short Course includes a live clinical demonstration, and present the main aspects, methods and techniques of this vigorous, bold and compassionate approach, and is presented by Debbie Joffe Ellis, wife of Albert Ellis.
BT14 Short Course 07 - Experiential Technique for Dealing with Trauma: Re-Visiting the Empty Chair - Linda Duncan, EdD
This presentation teaches an adaptation of the “empty-chair” that targets trauma. Clients enact a dialogue between the “experiencing” and “self-stifling” parts of the self to discover the true impacts of trauma. Through a structured, step-wise process, clients move from less threatening to more threatening material, eliciting emotions, needs, and desires that have been submerged due to trauma. Supportive neuroscience research explains. Includes demonstration.
BT14 Short Course 11 - Therapy Based on Universal Wisdom for Treating Anxiety, Depression and Trauma - Teresa Robles, PhD
After a presentation of original, new conceptualizations on Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Universal Wisdom, presenter will do an exercise to participants for contacting their Universal Wisdom and to learn how to utilize It. She will demonstrate and participants will practice and discuss exercises and how to teach them to clients.
BT14 Short Course 15 - Ericksonian Trauma Work and Memory Reconsolidation - Dan Short, PhD
Ericksonian trauma work utilizes the experience of the present to redefine the past, while remaining future oriented. Memory reconsolidation occurs as memories are physically altered and re-encoded with new emotional elements. More than symptom relief, the intentional use of imagination and creative problem solving ensures greater resiliency for future challenges.
BT14 Short Course 18 - Exploring the Impact of Milton Erickson and Steve Deshazer's Work with Regard to Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma - Mike Rankin, MA and Dale Bertram, PhD
This workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of providing online Ericksonian Clinical Supervision. It will address how to select an online platform, the major legal and ethical issues in providing online supervision, and a focused discussion on how to utilize the online environment to provide quality supervision. Participants will leave this workshop with a good overview about how to conduct digital (online) supervision in ethical and useful ways.