Saturday, March 23

418/518 Affect-Regulation for Trauma

Lisa FerentzLisa Ferentz • Saturday All Day
Standard conversational interventions can have limited effectiveness with survivors of trauma or early-life attachment injuries, especially those who experience ongoing struggles with addictive or self-injurious behaviors. Experiential methods and the Continue reading

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420 Putting Positive Psychology into Practice

Joan KlagsbrunJoan Klagsbrun • Saturday Morning
Although the field of Positive Psychology has attracted much attention and discussion, many therapists remain unsure of how to put its emphasis on gratitude and optimism to practical use in the consulting room. Yet, being able to appreciate one’s own Continue reading

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421 Sexual Imagination

Joe KortMary Jo BarrettJoe Kort & Mary Jo Barrett • Saturday Morning
Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked at least that many questions among therapists about the erotic and psychological appeal this bestselling Continue reading

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422 Families & Autism

Alexandra SolomonAlexandra Solomon • Saturday Morning
The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, and its diagnosis can mean overwhelming practical, financial, and emotional challenges for families. In this workshop, we’ll Continue reading

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423 Aging Well

David TreadwayDavid Treadway • Saturday Morning
Despite our dreams of achieving maturity and wisdom as we grow older, many of us find it hard to come to terms with what aging is really like. What a shock to find ourselves feeling no wiser than we did when we were younger and starting to fall apart Continue reading

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424 Relational Resilience

Froma WalshFroma Walsh • Saturday Morning
Contrary to popular stereotypes, resilience isn’t an abstract quality you either possess or don’t. It’s a practice that’s nurtured in relationships and strengthened through our response to adversity. This workshop will provide a research-informed framework Continue reading

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425 Object Relations & Couples

David ScharffDavid Scharff • Saturday Morning
This workshop presents a primer on the use of the therapist’s self in working with couples in the psychodynamic mode. We’ll focus on the importance of setting up the frame, listening for unconscious ideas, and working with your own emotional response Continue reading

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426 Sexual Recovery after Affairs

Barry McCarthyLana WaldBarry McCarthy & Lana Wald • Saturday Morning
We know that couples need to recover from the shock, rage, betrayal, guilt, and loss resulting from an affair, but all too often, we overlook Continue reading

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427 Mindfulness & Adult AD/HD

Lidia ZylowskaLidia Zylowska • Saturday Morning
Often equated with hyperactive children, AD/HD is, in fact, a multifaceted disorder that frequently continues into adulthood. Medications, while helpful for some, rarely are a complete solution for adults with AD/HD, and complementary approaches Continue reading

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428 Healing Communities

Laurie LeitchLoree SuttonLaurie Leitch & Loree Sutton • Saturday Morning
Ever wonder how you can make a difference in the world, beyond your caseload and narrowly defined practice? Then this is the Continue reading

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429 Making First Sessions Count

Robert TaibbiRobert Taibbi • Saturday Morning
In the era of brief therapy, every session counts—especially the first. In this practical, hands-on workshop, you’ll acquire specific tools to make the most of that initial session. You’ll learn how to make clients feel differently when they walk out from Continue reading

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430 Problematic Parents

Fiona TrueFiona True • Saturday Morning
While collaboration between parents and therapist is essential when working with traumatized kids, how do you form a therapeutic alliance with parents who appear defensive, blind to their negative impact on their kids, or who have histories of being Continue reading

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1:15 PM Luncheon Address

Diane Poole HellerCreating a Corrective Emotional Experience
Diane Poole Heller
At a time when psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to “read” clients’ nonverbal communications, Continue reading

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519 How the Brain Functions

John ArdenJohn Arden • Saturday Afternoon
Now that research has presented us with so much information about how the brain works, the next step is learning how best to educate clients about their brains and apply neuroscientific findings in the consulting room. In this workshop, you’ll learn Continue reading

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520 Digital Tools for Healing

Kenneth V. HardyYajaira CurielKenneth V. Hardy & Yajaira Curiel • Saturday Afternoon
Computers, iPods, iPads, and other digital devices are largely untapped therapeutic resources right at our fingertips. In this Continue reading

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521 Therapist Self-Disclosure

Janine RobertsJanine Roberts • Saturday Afternoon
Not so long ago, it was a clinical taboo for a therapist to utilize personal self-disclosure in therapeutic work. But in our more egalitarian therapeutic era, many clinicians today believe in sharing their experiences with clients to demystify therapy and reduce Continue reading

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522 Different Divorce Agendas

William DohertyWilliam Doherty • Saturday Afternoon
Partners who are completely at odds about whether their marriage is even worth salvaging challenge the basic premise of marital therapy: that both clients have at least a minimal stake in preserving their union. Most therapists are unprepared to treat Continue reading

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523 Yoga Meditations & Anxiety

Amy WeintraubAmy Weintraub • Saturday Afternoon
While mindfulness meditation has become a widely used remedy for mood dysregulation, many people—particularly those with trauma histories—are just too agitated to tolerate sitting quietly and watching their breath. In this workshop, we’ll Continue reading

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524 From Anger to Forgiveness

Steve AndreasSteve Andreas • Saturday Afternoon
Many clients are troubled by anger and resentment that poisons their relationships and health and preoccupies them with thoughts of revenge. However, clients are only willing to take the path to forgiveness when they’re able to find ways to protect Continue reading

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