Adler's ideas are at the base of brief integrative couples therapy. This program will discuss the concepts of Adler and show how they are applied with video segments taken from actual interviews. The four steps of ABCT, engagement, assessment, insight and reorientation, will be discussed.
A key idea in Milton Erickson's work was that a person's problematic experiences and behaviors can be skillfully accepted and utilized as the basis for therapeutic change. Self-relations psychotherapy develops this idea further, emphasizing symptoms as indicating the death of an old identity and the impending birth of a new identity. In this workshop, we will see how a therapist can generate a ritual space where symptoms and other disturbing experiences can be "midwifed" into new identities.
Cognitive-Behavioral therapies enjoy considerable empirical support as effective treatments for depression. Actively teaching cognitive and behavioral skills is essential to these therapies . Hypnosis has been shown to enhance client skill acquisition and to manage common depressive symptoms. In this workshop, we will explore ways hypnosis can assist in treating depressed clients.
A method will be presented for joining strategic assessment and intervention to create pattern disruption and elicit resources for change. Essentials of an Ericksonian method for tailoring approaches to habit control will be offered. Weight and smoking control will be emphasized.
To love and be loved. Sounds simple - yet for many it is one of life's most difficult challenges. Come and explore three major causes of unhappiness in relationships and gain a deeper understanding of how they are related.
Mental health experts are frequently called upon to work with parents and teachers. This workshop describes how most interventions are ineffective and will provide a brief procedure that works. The seven-step model will be discussed and videotaped examples will be provided.