Symposium Highlights

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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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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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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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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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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305 Emotional Healing

Tara Brach

Tara BrachPerhaps never before has it been so important to teach clients tools for training their attention, offering them a sense of refuge and calm in the face of life’s challenges. In this experiential Symposium 2013 Workshop, Tara Brach artfully weaves Continue reading

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401 Keynote : The Science of Human Excellence

K. Anders Ericsson

K. Anders EricssonWe all know of therapists who are considered experts in the field, but how exactly did they get there and how can we join them? According to Symposium 2013 Keynote Speaker Anders Ericsson, focused, deliberate, sustained practice Continue reading

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404 Customizing Mindfulness

Ron Siegel

Esther PerelAs mindfulness practice is increasingly being integrated into psychotherapy, therapists too often have come to see it as a one-size-fits-all remedy. But, as Ron Siegel’s Symposium 2013 Workshop demonstrates, mindfulness practices actually include  Continue reading

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501 Keynote : Future View: Charting Psychotherapy’s New Horizons

William Doherty, Susan Johnson, and Gary Small

William DohertySusan JohnsonGary SmallOn the closing day of Symposium 2013, we asked three leading figures in our field to speak about what they consider to be critical to the future of therapeutic practice. Each TED Talk-style presentation is a 20-minute encapsulation of Continue reading

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505 Brain to Brain

Janina Fisher

Janina FisherTherapy is a complex, shifting, neurobiological exchange between two human organisms—a brain-to-brain dance. But who’s the leader? In this Symposium 2013 Workshop, Janina Fisher leads you through demonstrations and practices that help you consciously  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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