101 Keynote : The Power of Attention

Dan Goleman

Dan Goleman

In a culture that encourages constant busyness, multitasking, and perpetually divided awareness, more than ever, the ability to bring to bear the full power of one’s attention is what distinguishes the mediocre from the excellent Continue reading

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102 Does Neuroscience Really Matter?

Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson

Dan SiegelRick HansonBrain science research has taken the world of psychotherapy by storm. But, as therapists, how do we separate hype and pseudo-science from clinically relevant facts about the brain? In this premiere event, Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson address concerns Continue reading

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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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105 Spirituality and Its Discontents

Jack Kornfield

Jack KornfieldGiven the ever-growing popularity of mindfulness, more people are adopting the mistaken belief that simply spending enough time in lotus pose is the key to solving all their life difficulties and insecurities. In this Webcast Session on mindfulness Continue reading

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106 Are We Too Attached to Attachment Theory?

Jerome Kagan

Jerome KaganHas attachment theory risen to such prominence in our field because of its scientific merit, or is it merely a product of its time that’s losing its shine with age? In this Webcast Session, Jerome Kagan makes the case against popular 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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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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301 Keynote : Coming to Our Senses: On Healing Ourselves and the World

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-ZinnWe live in an era beset by collective attention deficit disorder and haunted by uncertainty about how safe we are. In this immensely popular keynote from our 2005 Networker Symposium, Jon Kabat-Zinn argues that we can come to our senses through mindful awareness practice. Continue reading

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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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