Tag: Susan Johnson

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Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers

Did one or more presenters really move you? Do you have questions about content? How will what you learned change the way you practice? Is there a particular technique you plan to try? Ask your colleagues about their experiences treating resistant men in therapy or couples therapy.

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Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers

How will what you heard today change the way you practice? Is there a particular technique you plan to try? Do you have specific questions for the presenter? Join the conversation!

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Tell Us What You Think | Ask Questions | Get Feedback From Your Peers

How will what you heard today change the way you practice? Is there a particular technique you plan to try? Do you have specific questions for the presenter? Join the conversation!

If you have any technical questions or issues, please email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Susan Johnson on Why Labeling Clients’ Emotions Isn’t Enough

Emotions can be tricky—once they enter the consulting room, it’s easy for both therapists and clients to become stuck in, overwhelmed by, and embattled with strong emotions. It’s no surprise that so many models of therapy focus on changing clients’ problematic thoughts and behaviors—their unhealthy habits, outbursts, and destructive self-talk—while emotions take a back seat. When clients’ emotions are addressed in these cognition-focused models of therapy, they’re labeled and acknowledged without becoming central to the therapeutic process.

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Learn how to best engage clients with avoidant, ambivalent/anxious, and disorganized attachment styles. Join Diane Poole Heller as she distinguishes between the four basic attachment styles and shows therapists techniques designed to offer clients an emotionally corrective relational experience.

Explore how to determine when a client needs attachment-based treatment in therapy. Join Bruce Ecker as he describes a three-step process, based on memory reconsolidation, that deals with symptom-generating emotional learnings and how to resolve them.

Learn how new research about mating and bonding can contribute to your understand of what secure, integrated sexuality looks like. Join Susan Johnson as she explores sexual problems and how they can best be addressed with clients.

As a parent are you overstressed or burned-out? As a therapist is your client’s child shutdown? Learn how to apply PACE (play, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy) to reestablish a more empathic conversation. Join Daniel Hughes as he teaches how to apply these skills and reunite parents and children through dialogue.

Join Maggie Phillips as she explores the latest research on the psycho-neurobiology of chronic pain. With this information you’ll be able to help clients realize the connection between past attachment issues and current chronic pain, increase their ability to self-regulate, and access greater inner resiliency.

Learn how to combine Emotional Freedom Techniques and other approaches such as acupuncture points and imaginal exposure in therapy. Join David Feinstein as he shows therapists how to neutralize the chart of unresolved attachment wounds and trauma, enhance clients’ capacity for self-regulation, and interrupt escalating patterns of reactivity.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Sue Johnson On Identifying And Healing The Wounds Of Attachment

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Welcome to “Powered By Emotion: New Strategies for Deepening Therapeutic Healing.” In this series, leading innovators in the field will explore how therapists can work more deeply and usefully with emotions in the consulting room—our own and the clients’. Each session will uncover different methods and techniques you can use to better utilize emotion in session.

In this first session with Susan Johnson, one of the developers of Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll discover methods to work more experientially with volatile emotions in the consulting room by delving into the client’s deeper attachment issues. You’ll learn to help clients achieve a more profound and enduring level of healing without resorting to controlling or distancing a client’s potentially explosive emotions. You can take a look at her compelling article on the same topic in our May/June 2012 issue, “The Power of Emotion in Therapy” here.

Learn how to use the Focusing method to help clients talk about from their feelings rather than about them. Joan Klagsbrun, who’s pioneered the field of the Focusing method, discusses how to deepen the client’s lived experience by forming an intimate connection with their inner knowing that hasn’t yet been formed into words or thoughts.

Discover how the latest findings on the psychobiology of crying can help you harness a client’s tears in session to engage with, understand, and regulate their emotions. Professor of psychology Jay Efran, who coauthored a compelling article on the topic in our May/June 2012 issue, discusses the practical do’s and don’ts of what to do when your client cries. Read the article here.

In this session, you’ll learn why positive emotions are often an underutilized resource in treatment and why people are vulnerable to negative biases. With Rick Hanson, you’ll explore the benefits of helping clients internalize positive emotions.

Dealing with an angry client can be a frustrating roadblock in therapy. Learn from Ron Potter-Efron, author of Healing The Angry Brain, about different types of anger, how to assess coping strategies for your client, and how to use those powerful emotions to the benefit of both the therapist and client. After the session, please let us know what you think.

Explore how to use mindfulness and meta-processing to help clients witness and accept, rather than avoid, their emotional processes. Learn from Diana Fosha, the developer of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and director of the AEDP Institute, how to understand the role of mindfulness and meta-processing in helping clients accept their emotions, how to define “glimmers of growth” and the importance of growth with clients who have experienced trauma, and how to explain the significance of helping clients learn how to stay in the present moment.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

Emotions Should be Embraced, Not Avoided, According to Susan Johnson

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Attachment Theory in Practice: NP0028 – Session 3

Learn how new research about mating and bonding can contribute to your understand of what secure, integrated sexuality looks like. Join Susan Johnson as she explores sexual problems and how they can best be addressed with clients.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email support@psychotherapynetworker.org.