Many hard-pressed therapists believe the best they can do is help the couple take their relationship from abysmal to okay. This workshop will present Relational Life Therapy (RLT), an approach that counters that conventional view. RLT focuses on helping each partner move below the childish “first consciousness” feelings of anger, self-righteous indignation,
As therapists, we know all too well that a traumatic or life-threatening experience can leave individuals with a hypersensitive fight/flight/freeze response---a physical imprint that can continue to live in the body long after the actual event has passed. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the Somatic Experiencing approach
The terms compassion and wisdom have rich associations with both the spiritual and healing traditions. In this workshop, we’ll look at the modern convergence of Eastern contemplative practice and Western scientific psychology that’s revived these traditional concepts. We’ll highlight ways in which older wisdom traditions can provide a larger perspective to
As therapists, we like to think that the primary antidote to clients’ feelings of self-loathing, shame, and personal worthlessness is our own demonstration to them of our total acceptance, unconditional positive regard, and confident hope in the therapeutic outcome. Unfortunately, many clients are so alienated from some despised part or parts of themselves---
Addiction and relapse are demanding and bewildering issues, often leaving therapists unsure of what to do. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of treatment, recovery, and relapse. You’ll learn that relapse is a process with 11 identifiable steps in the downward spiral and participate in a skills training that will explain the dynamics
A Vision of Integrative Mental Health
Charting Your Path to Clinical Excellence
The Way We Were---the Way We Are, 1978--2012
Facing the Challenge of 21st-Century Activism
Therapists in the Movies
Does Understanding the Brain Make Us Wiser?
Dancing with Your Brain
Daniel Leven and Jody Wager
In this lively event, body therapist Daniel Leven and dance therapist Jody Wager use movement to engage your creativity and open new learning channels to prime you for a fuller, more exhilarating Symposium experience. No video available.
Body Wisdom, Lost and Found
Pat Ogden, a clinical innovator at the forefront of incorporating bodywork in psychotherapy for more than 30 years, will explore how therapists can become both less word-bound and more present to their clients. No video available. Click here to read or comment on the blog.
Although many therapists are hesitant to step out of the comfort zone of conventional talk therapy to incorporate somatic and mindfulness-based techniques into a more comprehensive and collaborative model of therapy, that may be where the future of therapy lies. In this workshop, we’ll explore a comprehensive mind-body approach to treatment, in which the therapist
In recent years, while mindfulness has become omnipresent in psychotherapy, too often clinicians have adopted a passive-observer form of witness consciousness, believing it’s enough just to help clients observe thoughts and emotions from a place of separation and extend acceptance toward them. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview