By Rich Simon Sometimes it can seem strange, if not downright perverse, that so many decades of mental health treatment has focused exclusively on language, as if the client’s whole experience could be reduced to a kind of cartoon speech bubble. In fact (if anybody needs reminding) psychotherapy originated with the patient lying on a couch, the analyst sitting behind, and neither one even looking at the other—it couldn’t get much more head-centered than that. Read more …
Do you wonder what outside forces helps to shape the therapeutic field? Join Nicholas Cummings as he looks at factors such as healthcare systems, managed care, and the role of today’s psychotherapist. With these insights you’ll be able to better position yourself in today and tomorrow’s healthcare marketplace.
Dramatically shorten treatment time and improve clinical effectiveness with a new powerful motivational approach to anxiety and other presenting problems. Join David Burns as he uncovers and dispels resistance to treatment and enhances collaboration between therapist and client.
Learn how to clearly convey neuroscience information to clients in ways that can have a calming effect and enhance treatment effectiveness. Join Margaret Wehrenberg as she reviews how brain science has allowed therapists to match treatment to the brain structures characterizing anxiety and discusses why it is helpful for clients to have an understanding of neuroscience in treatment.
Expand your understanding of the sources for different kinds of anxiety along with your repertoire of interventions. Join Danie Beaulieu as she explores what metaphors, visual images, and multisensory messages you can use to more fully engage clients and achieve greater impact than is possible with purely word-bound communication.
Learn techniques drawn from Neuro-Linguistic Programming that target the auditory and visual representations that clients make. Join Steve Andreas as he brings about immediate and enduring changes in clients perceptions and feelings as they deal with anxiety.
Learn the 3-step program to help parents and children deal with anxiety. Join Lynn Lyons as she teaches exercises that help normalize anxiety (de-catastrophize it), externalize it (turn the internal state into external metaphors that can be dealt with more readily), and experiment with it (find innovative, playful ways to deal with it).
Join Reid Wilson as he explores a step-by-step approach that helps clients shift their relationship with panic so they can overcome their anxiety. By gradually learning to approach, exaggerate, personify, and caricature panic, the client is able override the responses that perpetuate anxiety.
Learn how to leverage your time and energy by distinguishing between having a job and running a business. Join Casey Truffo as she discusses how to increase your income, include new offerings in your practice, and still deliver your therapeutic services.
By Rich Simon It seems astonishing that even just two or three decades ago, parents not only pretty much knew what was expected of them to turn their offspring into civilized adults, but they could actually count on society to back them up. Even more astounding, kids seemed to understand this, too. Even if they rebelled against, yelled about, or sullenly resented how “unfair” adults were, they seemed to acknowledge adult authority and realize that they would just have to wait until they turned 18 to get for themselves the keys to the kingdom of grown-up independence. Read more …