103 Reclaiming Parental Authority

Ron Taffel

Ron TaffelHow can parents compete with the near unlimited access to information, family-supplanting youth culture, and social pressures of today’s kids? Ron Taffel’s parenting Webcast Session addresses these and more challenges to parental authority Continue reading

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104 Overcoming Your Fears of Couples Therapy

Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

Ellyn BaderPeter PearsonThe unique demands and challenges of couples therapy—high volatility, extreme disengagement, and the need for a highly directive therapist—can be daunting for even the most skilled individual therapist. In their Webcast Session on couples Continue reading

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107 The Body In Trauma Work

Pat Ogden

Pat OgdenMany of our clients enter our offices expecting to do nothing more than talk about the past. But as Pat Ogden demonstrates in this Webcast Session on trauma, therapists can also work with the body to help trauma clients create a “somatic narrative” Continue reading

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202 Commitment and Its Challenges in 21st Century Couples

Esther Perel AND William Doherty

Esther PerelWilliam Doherty

What makes a relationship work? Answers to that question vary wildly from one decade to the next, but even within the current generation, there are countless ways to define committed relationships. For therapists, this means there are also Continue reading

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203 The Power of Emotion

Susan Johnson and Kathryn Rheem

Sue JohnsonKathryn RheemFor a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, it’s ironic that many psychotherapists try to bypass or contain emotion, rather than actively use it for change. In this engaging and dynamic Symposium Workshop, two Emotionally Focused Continue reading

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208 The Motivation Revolution

David Burns

David BurnsSymposium 2013 Keynoter David Burns is one of the most original thinkers in the mental health field. A central figure in the development of cognitive therapy, he now believes that joining any “school” of psychotherapy or adhering to any theoretical orthodoxy (which he compares to cults) tends to blind clinicians to the unique, Continue reading

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209 Trauma in Context

Ken Hardy

Ken HardyThe sociocultural dimensions of what can keep traumatized clients stuck—issues like family dynamics, poverty and racism—are too often ignored in clinical work. In this session from our Webcast Series on trauma, Kenneth Hardy underlines the relevance of these sociocultural issues and teaches you how to:

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302 Treating Trauma: A 30 Year Perspective

Mary Jo Barrett and Dick Schwartz

Mary Jo BarrettDick Schwartz

Since PTSD was added to the DSM in 1980, trauma treatment has gone through an evolution unparalleled by any other area of psychotherapy. Trauma experts Mary Jo Barrett and Dick Schwartz have both been present for this evolution Continue reading

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303 Confidentiality, Secrets, and Dealing with Affairs

Esther Perel

Esther PerelWorking through affairs in therapy means digging into the layers of hurt, betrayal, secrecy, and unexplored desire that both lead to and result from infidelity. In her Webcast Session, Esther Perel discusses how to navigate this maze of emotions Continue reading

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304 Cyber Intimacy and Cyber Solitude

Sherry Turkle

Sherry TurkleIn today’s world, technology is increasingly taking the place of face-to-face connections, redrawing the boundaries between intimacy and solitude. In her Symposium Keynote, Sherry Turkle explores whether virtual intimacy is degrading our experience Continue reading

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306 Transcending the Habitual

Eugene Gendlin

Eugene GendlinAt times, therapists can make the mistake of putting more focus on clients’ emotions than on their whole lived experience. In this Webcast Session, Eugene Gendlin makes the case for getting our clients to deliberately focus on the body and sense the full Continue reading

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308 A Mind-Body Approach to Depression

James Gordon

James GordonA new vision of integrative mental health that goes beyond the “talking cure” is emerging in our profession. This Webcast Session on depression reflects our growing awareness of the inseparability of mind and body. Acquire a wide range of mind-body Continue reading

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403 Family Therapy for the Postmodern Family

Martha Straus

Martha StrausBringing kids together with their parents, both in and out of the consulting room, is often easier said than done. As Martha Straus notes in this Webcast session on families, there are times when it’s useful to work with the whole family together Continue reading

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405 Bringing the Felt Sense into the Consulting Room

Joan Klagsbrun

Joan KlagsbrunWhen clients get stuck in their emotions—reactive anger, overwhelming sadness, frantic worry—engaging them in a body-oriented felt sense of their experience can guide them toward healing, movement, and growth. In this Webcast Session, learn how to Continue reading

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407 Interrupting the Anxiety Cycle

Danie Beaulieu

Danie BeaulieuAnxiety is the most common problem that clients bring into psychotherapy. This session from our Anxiety Webcast Series highlights the importance of bringing nonverbal, experiential methods into the consulting room. Expand your range of active Continue reading

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503 Male-Friendly Psychotherapy

Pat Love

Pat LoveLet’s face it—many men who come to therapy think it simply isn’t a “guy thing.” Unfortunately, therapists have reinforced this perception by being slow to recognize the distinct strengths men bring to relationships. In this Webcast session on couples Continue reading

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506 The 5 Essential Ingredients of Effective Trauma Treatment

Mary Jo Barrett

Mary Jo BarrettNo area of therapeutic practice has undergone more transformation in recent years than work with trauma survivors. This session from our Webcast Series on trauma covers what more than two decades of detailed follow-up interviews with trauma clients Continue reading

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507 The Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

Don Meichenbaum

Don MeichenbaumWhat are the characteristics and practices of expert therapists that account for their effectiveness? This Symposium 2013 Workshop offers an integration of both evidence-based interventions and relationship-focused approaches that provide Continue reading

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