New Tools & Methods

109 Mindful Stress Reduction

Elisha GoldsteinElisha Goldstein • Thursday All Day
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is now taught at more than 250 medical centers around the world. Clinical research has demonstrated that MBSR techniques Continue reading

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203/303 Joining through the Truth

Terry RealTerry Real • Friday All Day
Most of us were trained to believe that when it comes to having clients face the really difficult truths in their lives, especially their own obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behavior, we need to be extremely careful. In contrast, this workshop presents Continue reading

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206/306 “Presencing” Attachment

Diane Poole HellerDiane Poole Heller • Friday All Day
Many clients bring to therapy the remnants of attachment wounds experienced before they’d learned to speak or use language to organize memory, so talk therapy often is ineffective at getting to the root of the early memories that can continue to roil Continue reading

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209/309 An Introduction to DBT

Anita MandleyAnita Mandley • Friday All Day
Research has shown that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is particularly useful in treating complex trauma and patients with borderline personality disorder. This workshop will teach you how to integrate some principles and techniques of trauma Continue reading

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210/310 Changes that Work

Steve AndreasSteve Andreas • Friday All Day
Too much therapy is slow, vague, tedious, and ineffective because we can easily get preoccupied with the conscious content of what our clients present, rather than discovering the underlying structure of the largely unconscious visual, auditory, Continue reading

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212/312 Integrative Mental Health

Rubin NaimanRubin Naiman • Friday All Day
Given the crisis in our healthcare system today, there’s increasing recognition that medical and mental healthcare can no longer be separated. Based on the work of Andrew Weil, this workshop introduces the emerging field of Integrative Mental Continue reading

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215/315 Integrating Breathing

Richard BrownPatricia GerbargRichard Brown & Patricia Gerbarg • Friday All Day
Research demonstrates that a few easily learned breathing techniques have powerful self-regulating, anxiety-reducing effects for Continue reading

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222 What a Body Is “Saying”

Daniel LevenDaniel Leven • Friday Morning
Every therapist has had the experience of listening to clients who return week after week, recycling the same fundamental narrative of their life over and over. Increasingly, we’re discovering that real therapeutic progress can occur quite    Continue reading

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225 Movies in the Brain

Albert PessoAlbert Pesso • Friday Morning
Despite our best efforts, some traumatized clients seem unable to identify or try to change destructive or negative behavior patterns. Consequently, they return to treatment repeatedly complaining of old injustices and mistreatment often filled 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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228 From Research to Practice

Pat LovePat Love • Friday Morning
While many therapists consider research to be clinically irrelevant, knowing how to use research findings and regularly searching out new information related to clients’ issues can be crucial to keeping your practice fresh and increasing your effectiveness Continue reading

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325 Hypnotic Techniques

Dan ShortDan Short • Friday Afternoon
Research has shown how effective hypnosis can be with mood regulation, panic attacks, pain management, smoking cessation, and the severity and frequency of psychotic symptoms. What most don’t realize is that the same outcomes can be Continue reading

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328 Energy Psychology

Robert SchwarzRobert Schwarz • Friday Afternoon
Energy Psychology (EP) refers to a family of mind-body approaches, including Emotional Freedom Techniques and Thought Field Therapy, that repeatedly have been shown to be effective with affect dysregulation and trauma. Nevertheless, EP and Continue reading

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329 Relational Suicide Assessment

Douglas FlemonsDouglas Flemons • Friday Afternoon
There’s no weightier responsibility for a therapist than assessing a client’s risk for suicide. With such high stakes, it’s understandable that therapists sometimes overfocus on the dangers involved, neglecting to therapeutically consider the   Continue reading

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330 The Myths about CBT

Monica Ramirez BascoMonica Ramirez Basco • Friday Afternoon
Many therapists assume that the protocols of evidence-based therapies are so rigid they leave no room for intuitive psychotherapy or developing a therapeutic alliance or establishing a personal clinical style. Not true! This presentation will begin by Continue reading

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405/505 Un-distracting Clients

Danie BeaulieuDanie Beaulieu • Saturday All Day
In our head-spinning, attention-fragmenting, cyber-screen culture, our words and face-to-face conversation may not be enough to get and keep clients’ attention, much less help them focus on their internal emotional and physical experience. In this Continue reading

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408/508 The Relational Moment

Diana FoshaDiana Fosha • Saturday All Day
Too often, therapy gets bogged down in talk in ways that diminish possibilities for connection and change. In this workshop we’ll explore Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an approach that begins by focusing on “glimmers of Continue reading

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413/513 Collaborative Confrontation

David SchnarchDavid Schnarch • Saturday All Day
Most therapeutic training revolves around creating a safe, nurturing atmosphere to ease clients into the psychotherapeutic alliance. The provocative premise of this workshop is that this emphasis on an attachment-based model is fundamentally Continue reading

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417/517 Wonder in Therapy

Robert FisherRobert Fisher • Saturday All Day
With our emphasis on therapeutic technique, we frequently overlook the role of the therapist’s own energy, emotional range, sense of aliveness and celebration, and openness to possibility. In this interactive, experiential workshop, rooted in 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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