Workshop 02 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Treating Adolescent Psychoses.
Featuring Mara Selvini Palazzoli, MD, with co-faculty Dott. Matteo Selvini.
This workshop will discuss the need for integrating family therapy with individual treatment of the patient.
Those who grow up in chemically dependent families have strong survivorship skills. Unfortunately, for too many, they continue to present to the world a false self often becoming our "closeted" depressed, angry and addicted client. This workshop focuses on 1) treatment orientation and priorities, and 2) core clinical issues. Due to the managed care environment, experiential focus will be on homework assignments.
Many thoughtful and perfectly logical treatment strategies in family therapy fail because the intervention goal is two steps ahead of the client. By looking two steps back from this goal, the therapist can design the appropriate sub-tasks and the primary task can be successfully completed. The most commonly encountered sub-tasks will be discussed.
Appropriate hypnotic treatment planning can facilitate the process of moving through crisis into subsequent stages of health. Physiological issues of pain and discomfort can contribute greatly in the psychological distress in patients. Participants will learn the fundamentals of solution-focused treatment planning for health-challenged populations.
Change potential is enhanced by creating success experience during the therapeutic encounter, and by developing individualized tools to reinforce change on an ongoing basis. This demonstration assesses personal resources, motivation, and develops an individualized change plan.