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Richard Simon, Ph.D.
Expand your therapeutic range, deepen your creativity, and add rigor to your practice by learning from leading innovators whose work has attempted to integrate both the art and science of practice. In this special series of live, weekly interviews conducted by Networker Editor Rich Simon, you'll learn about the latest developments in couples work, trauma treatment, mindfulness practice, guided imagery, positive psychology, systems therapy and more. Take advantage of this opportunity for informal dialogue with some of the most influential figures in our field, while opening up new horizons for your own growth as a clinician.
John Gottman, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the leading couples researchers in the world. He is the author or co-author 178 published articles and 37 books, the most recent of which is Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage.;
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., is the original developer of EMDR and a Senior Research fellow at the Mental Research Institute. She is the author of 50 articles and 3 books, including EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founder and former director of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. He's the author of several books, including Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are.
Belleruth Naparstek, L.I.S.W., is a clinical social worker, guided imagery specialist, and founder and cochairman of Healthy Journeys, Inc. She's created the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series, and is the author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal.
Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker and author. His bestselling books include The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need; The Beethoven Factor; and The Pleasure Prescription.
Salvador Minuchin, M.D., has been at the forefront of the field of family therapy for 50 years. His most recent book is Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System.
Session 1: John Gottman • Advances in couples assessment • The keys to successful couples intervention • Integrating marriage research and couples therapy
Session 2: Francine Shapiro • The background of EMDR • Research findings • Applications beyond trauma therapy
Session 3: Jon Kabat-Zinn • What is mindfulness? • The benefits of mindfulness • How mindfulness can be incorporated into therapy
Session 4: Belleruth Naparstek • How guided imagery works • The varieties of guided imagery • Using guided imagery with specific clinical issues
Session 5: Paul Pearsall • The rise of the science of happiness • Applying it to clinical issues • Implications for the future of therapy
Session 6: Salvador Minuchin • The vision of systems therapy • Research perspectives • Whatever happened to family therapy?
1. Identify the three therapy components most likely to produce lasting effects in couples therapy.
2. Describe what the research evidence indicates about the effectiveness of EMDR.
3. Describe the contribution of mindful presence to healing.
4. Identify the clinical issues for which guided imagery is effective.
5. Discuss how the principles of positive psychology can be introduced into everyday clinical practice.
6. Discuss the lessons family therapists have learned over the past 25 years.