Day 2

201 Keynote : Deliberate Practice and Inner Transformation

Tara Brach

Tara BrachOne of the foremost paradoxes of our digitally connected and instantaneous age is the lack of connection many of us feel—to ourselves, to others, and to the present moment. In her Symposium 2013 Keynote Address, Tara Brach addresses this human tendency to get caught up in self-judgment, separation, and “false refuges” 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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204 Suggesting Mindfulness

Michael Yapko

Michael YapkoWe often think of mindfulness as a solitary, self-directed practice that makes clients less reactive to outer (and inner) voices. But as Michael Yapko argues in this Webcast Session, guiding our clients into mindfulness features an inevitable dimension not present in solitary meditation. Continue reading

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205 Creating a Corrective Emotional Experience

Diane Poole Heller

Diane Poole Heller

Psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to work with clients’ nonverbal communications. Symposium 2013 Keynote Speaker Diane Poole Heller is an expert in recognizing the unconscious issues Continue reading

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206 Understanding Polyvagal Theroy

Stephen Porges

Stephen PorgesPsychophysiologist Stephen Porges’s research on the polyvagal nervous system has deepened our understanding of the evolutionary roots of trauma and anxiety. In this Webcast Session, he highlights the roles of the parasympathetic nervous system and social engagement in making us feel safe and calm enough to self-regulate. Continue reading

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207 Truth Telling in Couples Work

David Schnarch

David SchnarchIn order to be effective couples therapists, we have to be realistic about our clients’ capacity to manipulate, lie to, and harm each other. In this Webcast Session on couples, David Schnarch shares a clinical method that challenges clients by focusing on their sense of adult responsibility rather than childish entitlement. Join us as he demonstrates the importance of: 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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