Friday, March 21

9:00 AM Friday Welcome and Keynote

LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
OVERFLOW LOCATIONS: DIPLOMAT & PALLADIAN ROOMS
The Art of Listening • Anna Deavere Smith

Ann Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith, award-winning actress and playwright renowned for her uncanny ability to disappear into multiple roles, will explore how to develop a quality that’s vital to both therapists and actors—the ability to listen.
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Friday All Day

ALL DAY • 11 AM – 1 PM, 3-5 PM

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201/301 Undoing Aloneness

Diana Fosha • Friday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Diana FoshaThe dyadic regulation of emotion is fundamental to the experience of good therapy. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) offers a range of precise experiential methods that facilitate moment-to-moment connection with clients. Continue reading

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202/302 Brain Change

Amy Banks • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Amy BanksClinicians must be able to translate what they know about brain science into practical techniques for helping clients change and heal. In this workshop, you’ll learn exercises to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. Continue reading

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204/304 The Transformational Encounter

Hedy Schleifer • Friday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Hedy SchleiferGiven all that we’ve learned about relational neurobiology and the power of empathic resonance, how can we help couples learn to better attune to each other, develop deep listening, and achieve emotional and spiritual connection? Continue reading

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205/305 Meditation and Imagery with Children

Charlotte Reznick • Friday All Day
locATION: BLUE ROOM

Charlotte ReznickIn today’s fast-paced, complicated world, mindfulness, meditation, and imagination (MMI) practices offer enormous potential for providing children with compelling experiences in therapy that enable them to access their inner wisdom.
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206/306 Ethics Made Fun

Clifton Mitchell • Friday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Clifton MitchellWe all want to do what’s ethical, but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop (back by popular demand from the 2013 Symposium) features a game show that’s entertaining, engaging, and high spirited. Continue reading

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207/307 The Angry Client

Wendy Behary • Friday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 200E

Wendy BeharyWhen anger enters the treatment room, whether or not it’s directed at us, it can often take us by surprise, rattle our composure, sidetrack the therapy session, and overwhelm us with fear, fury, humiliation, or other triggered emotions.
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208/308 Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Bruce EckerSarah BridgesRecent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that memory reconsolidation is the core process that’s in play whenever deep transformation occurs. It’s the brain’s innate process for unlocking and erasing an ingrained emotional learning. Continue reading

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209/309 Dependency in Trauma Treatment

Kathy Steele • Friday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 415E

Kathy SteeleOne of the challenges of treating trauma patients is establishing a secure attachment without allowing the therapeutic relationship to tip into disempowering dependence. This workshop will help you recognize signs of unhealthy dependency on the therapist Continue reading

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210/310 Integrative Mental Health

Rubin Naiman • Friday All Day
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’S BOARDROOM

Rubin NaimanGiven the crisis in our healthcare system today, there’s increasing recognition that medical and mental healthcare must overlap. Based on the work of Andrew Weil, this workshop introduces the emerging field of Integrative Mental Health
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211/311 The Language of the Emotional Brain

Courtney Armstrong • Friday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

Courtney ArmstrongIt takes more than logic, kindness, and support to drive the brain’s creation of new neural pathways that fire up the healing process. Since cognitive behavioral interventions often fail to penetrate persistent feelings of shame and unworthiness Continue reading

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212/312 Energy Psychology in the Mainstream

David Feinstein • Friday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE TERRACE TENT

David FeinsteinSince the body of peer-reviewed scientific research has lent credibility to the emerging field of Energy Psychology, skeptical therapists have increasingly incorporated tapping protocols into their usual methods to boost their effectiveness. Continue reading

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213/313 Healing Complex Trauma

Christine Courtois • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Christine CourtoisTreating clients suffering from the multilayered impact of complex trauma—such as abuse or family violence—can be the most challenging and baffling work we do. This workshop will offer an overview of advances treatment for complex trauma across the lifespan Continue reading

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