Challenging Clients & Treatment Populations

119 Overcome Emotional Eating

Edward AbramsonEdward Abramson • Thursday All Day
We all know about emotional eating—when it comes to our patients, that is. But what about us? Here’s your chance to look at your own eating habits. You’ll learn to distinguish between physical hunger and stress-related eating. We’ll identify the Continue reading

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213/313 Narcissists in Relationship

Wendy BeharyWendy Behary • Friday All Day
Narcissists are notoriously difficult to work with. They can be arrogant, condescending, lacking in empathy, and so self-absorbed they seem incapable of forming genuine relationships with anyone, including therapists. So how can we Continue reading

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214/314 Self-Destructive Teens

Matthew SelekmanMark BeyebachMatthew Selekman & Mark Beyebach • Friday All Day
The challenge of treating adolescents caught in a cycle of self-destructive behavior and addiction can’t be overstated, but Continue reading

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226 CBT & Personality Disorders

Judith BeckJudith Beck • Friday Morning
Standard cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is often ineffective with clients with personality disorders. But research demonstrates that CBT, when modified appropriately, can be efficacious. This workshop presents a 3-stage approach for Continue reading

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230 Positive Aging

Robert HillRobert Hill • Friday Morning
As our population ages, we can expect to see more senior clients in our offices, many of whom will be worried about the impact of aging on their memory and cognitive functioning. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients differentiate between Continue reading

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324 Mindfulness & Substance Abuse

Richard FieldsRichard Fields • Friday Afternoon
In recent years, mindfulness and other contemplative practices have played an increasing role in helping substance abusers develop better self-regulation skills. This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate mindfulness approaches with Alcoholics Continue reading

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414/514 The Myth of “Resistance”

Clifton MitchellClifton Mitchell • Saturday All Day
You know you’re facing resistance when your client shrugs or mumbles “I don’t know” to most of your questions and seems terminally bored. Ditto when therapy seems to be at a dead-end and you feel insecure, incompetent, frustrated, even angry. Yet, 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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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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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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606 Difficult Moments in Therapy

Wendy BeharyWendy Behary • Sunday All Day
We’ve all had those awkward moments when our clients subtly or not so subtly let us know how useless they think we are, put us on the defensive, and even undermine our sense of clinical competence. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to deliver approp Continue reading

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609 Your Inner Trash-Talker

Steve AndreasSteve Andreas • Sunday All Day
Nearly all of us experience negative self-talk at times—reminding us of past failures, torturing us with self-criticism and abuse, or describing frightening futures. However, some people suffer from these mean inner voices full time. It seems intuitive that Continue reading

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