Open Workshops

101 Discover Your Life Story

Ann RandolphAnn Randolph • Thursday All Day
Everything about you, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story living in your body and waiting to be told. In this workshop, we’ll use improvisational theater techniques, writing exercises, humor, and play to explore your life story and the Continue reading

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103 The Dancer’s Craft

Richard GonzalezRichard Gonzalez • Thursday All Day
We all admire the grace, fluidity, and freedom dancers express on stage, and their ability to step out of ordinary life into the realm of pure, rhythmic movement, but few of us feel we have the ability or the nerve to do much dancing ourselves. Continue reading

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104 Know Thy Face

Diane Poole HellerDiane Poole Heller • Thursday All Day
The human face is a marvelously expressive instrument—an elaborate and intricate system of neural networks and small facial muscles, which evolved to communicate a vast range of human emotions and mind states. Yet not only are many of us— Continue reading

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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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122 Ethics Made Fun

Clifton MitchellClifton Mitchell • Thursday All Day
We all want to do what’s ethically right—not to mention avoid getting sued!—but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop (back by popular demand from the 2012 Symposium) features a game show Continue reading

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124 Brain to Brain

Janina FisherJanina Fisher • Thursday All Day
Therapy comprises a complex, shifting, neurobiological exchange between two human organisms—a brain-to-brain dance. But who’s the leader? In a dance as intense as a therapy session, sometimes your clients’ neural wiring prevails, and you find them Continue reading

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201/301 In Search of Excellence

Scott MillerK. Anders EricssonScott Miller & K. Anders Ericsson • Friday All Day
In the past two decades, the burgeoning science of expert performance has identified the specific practices that distinguish 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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207/307 The Therapeutic Craft

David BurnsDavid Burns • Friday All Day
Typically, workshops and conferences focus on theories and new methods, without taking the time to help participants actually assess and enhance their skills. This daylong session will give you the opportunity to practice basic, powerful skills that Continue reading

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208/308 Treating Anxiety and OCD

Susan OsofskySusan Osofsky • Friday All Day
Treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) challenges many therapists’ usual way of approaching clients. Not only does talk therapy generally not work to alleviate or reduce symptoms of anxiety or ritualized repetitive behavior, but it Continue reading

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218 Customizing Mindfulness

Ronald SiegelRonald Siegel • Friday Morning
As mindfulness practice is increasingly being integrated into psychotherapy, therapists too often have come to see it as a one-size-fits-all remedy. But mindfulness practices actually include a range of tools that need to be customized patient by patient. Continue reading

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322 The Core Tasks of Therapy

Donald MeichenbaumDonald Meichenbaum • Friday Afternoon
What are the characteristics and practices of expert therapists that account for their effectiveness? This workshop offers an integration of both evidence-based interventions and relationship-focused approaches that provides a comprehensive Continue reading

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401/501 Emotional Healing

Tara BrachTara Brach • Saturday All Day
Perhaps never before has it been so important to offer clients tools for training their attention so they can find a sense of refuge and calm in the face of life’s tumultuous challenges. In this experiential workshop, you’ll practice meditation and guided Continue reading

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402/502 Neuroscience & Couples

Susan JohnsonJames CoanSusan Johnson & James Coan • Saturday All Day
Understanding of the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. Continue reading

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406/506 One Couple, Two Therapists

Richard SchwartzTerry RealRichard Schwartz & Terry Real • Saturday All Day
If you’ve ever wondered how two therapists with strikingly different theories and clinical styles would treat the same couple, this is your 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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409/509 Treating Chronic Pain

Maggie PhillipsMaggie Phillips • Saturday All Day
More than half of all individuals over the age of 50, and many younger people, suffer from chronic or persistent pain, which standard medical approaches—including drugs, physical therapy, surgery, acupuncture, and biofeedback—may actually worsen. In this Continue reading

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412/512 Transforming Self-Loathing

Janina FisherJanina Fisher • Saturday All Day
Shame and self-loathing are often part of trauma’s aftermath—responses so powerful they can shut off the capacity to absorb positive experience, block the ability to connect with others, and frustrate the best efforts of therapists to build self-esteem. Continue reading

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602 The Power of Emotion

Susan JohnsonKathryn RheemSusan Johnson & Kathryn Rheem • Sunday All Day
Ironically, for a field so focused on dealing with the emotional life, we psychotherapists are often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ Continue reading

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