Foster and adoptive parents often are unprepared for the enormous demands that can accompany kids who’ve experienced multiple layers of trauma, loss, and family disruption. This workshop will present a fresh look at the intricacies of foster and adoptive family systems. You’ll learn specific strategies for addressing issues
When Freud called what would become psychoanalysis “the talking cure,” talking became and has remained the signature intervention of most therapies. Yet, both research and clinical experience is making it increasingly clear that it isn’t talking as much as being listened to that helps clients. The full, empathic, attuned attention of the therapist or one’s
So you’ve launched treatment with a client, and all of a sudden, your client freezes, becomes rigid, or shuts down altogether. You sense that trauma plays a part in the client’s response. What next? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify a “traumatic” response, how to use the adaptive information processing-based techniques favored by clinicians worldwide,
A child’s imagination is a powerful weapon against anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, grief, conflict, and failure, if he or she knows how to make the most of it. In this experiential workshop, we’ll discuss ways of helping children use their imaginations to overcome fears, deal with insomnia and other bedtime issues, cope with death and divorce, handle anger or frustration,
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With so many questions and controversies about the effectiveness of psychopharmacological interventions, there couldn’t be a better time to sort through what we know on the subject. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in psychopharmacology, provide a context for understanding and treating clients
The impact of Asperger’s Disorder (AD) on communication and conflict in intimate relationships has, for the most part, been overlooked. But with almost one percent of children today diagnosed as being on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, and with increasing numbers of adults only now being identified as having AD, it’s a factor that can no longer be ignored.
In the late 1960s, Salvador Minuchin and his team trained local community members in an unconventional therapeutic approach to working with troubled inner-city families, revolutionizing the psychotherapy field. Now, 40 years later, in much tougher economic
After nearly 30 years of batting about terms like sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity to describe out-of-control sexual behavior, the panel for DSM-5 is considering formally recognizing hypersexual disorder. Yet therapists generally remain confused about the different behaviors that distinguish hypersexuality. This workshop will teach you
With more people living into their eighties and beyond, more boomer-aged retirees are finding themselves taking on the new and challenging job of caring for aging parents. This workshop presents a comprehensive view of how to help your clients address the impact that becoming the caregiver for an aging parent can have on their own physical and emotional health,