Friday, March 21

228 Joining with Your Millennial Couples

Pat Love • Friday Morning
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Pat LoveThe patterns of couples’ relationships—dating, mating, cohabitation, monogamy, matrimony—have changed so drastically over the past 20 years that much of what seems perfectly normal to millennials often seems strange to boomers.
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229 A Guide to Mind-Body Wellness

Robert Hedaya • Friday Morning
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Robert HedayaEven though we recognize that bodily systems and physical habits hugely influence cognition, emotion, and behavior, therapists still tend to practice without taking the body into account, as if the locus of human psychology exists only in the mind. Continue reading

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230 Closing the Deal

Robert Taibbi • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CHAIRMAN’S BOARDROOM

Robert TaibbiHowever we may try to resist the idea, we’re in the therapy business, and the reality is that our initial contact with clients represents the same challenge faced by salespeople seeking to turn shoppers into satisfied customers. Continue reading

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1:15 PM FRIDAY LUNCHEON ADDRESS

LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
Trauma and the Unspoken Voice of the Body • Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Bestselling author and developer of Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine will demonstrate how to integrate a bottom-up somatic approach with top-down behavioral processing in holistic therapeutic work. Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Only

AFTERNOON ONLY • 3 PM – 5 PM

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316 Flash Forum on Couples Therapy

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today

DAVID SCHNARCH, Pat Love, Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt & Terry Real • Friday Afternoon

In this Forum, each participant will respond to the question “What’s the most important new idea or discovery shaping your practice with couples today?” Continue reading

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317 Neuroplasticity in Couples

Mona Fishbane • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Mona FishbaneWhat can advances in our understanding of brain science teach us about how to help couples caught in hurtful, reactive habits and old survival strategies? In this workshop, we’ll explore how an understanding of neuroplasticity can help clients Continue reading

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318 The New Therapy Marketplace

Lynn Grodzki • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 225E

Lynn GrodzkiIn today’s marketplace, therapists seeking to attract clients need to change the way they present themselves to clients who want it all—a bargain, good value, and fast results. So how do we convince these “shoppers” that lasting change takes time? Continue reading

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319 Treating PTSD and Complex PTSD

Donald Meichenbaum • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Donald MeichenbaumnIn the aftermath of traumatic experiences, 75 percent of victimized individuals evidence resilience, or the ability to bounce back and cope with adversities as they arise. In some instances, they even show post-traumatic growth.
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320 Changing the Conversation – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Ron Taffel • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Ron TaffelWe create ourselves daily through conversation and the resulting patterns at the heart of our sense of self—our attachments, traumas, and temperament. That’s why it’s important for therapists to challenge their clients’ conversational patterns. Continue reading

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321 Caring for the Caregivers

Barry Jacobs • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 315E

Barry JacobsMany baby boomers are now caring for aging parents, and their experiences of caregiving range from being deeply enriching to heart-wrenching to soul-deadening. Their ingrained beliefs play a major role in how they view the experience.
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322 Overcoming Emotional Eating

Judith Beck & Deborah Beck Busis • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Judith BeckDeborah Beck BusisNo one likes dieting, especially since the research shows that most approaches simply don’t work. But what if you could help your clients think of dieting not as a set of restrictive rules, but as a set of skills you can teach them to master? Continue reading

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323 Unlearning Social Anxiety

Margaret Wehrenberg • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Margaret WehrenbergSocial anxiety may be the most difficult anxiety disorder to treat, but the latest advances in the neurobiology of motivation and fear elimination are opening up new clinical possibilities. Continue reading

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324 The Gender Nonconforming Child

Jean Malpas  • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Jean MalpasOur society is becoming more aware of children who don’t neatly fit into typical male/female gender categories and need family support to meet the daily challenges they face. Continue reading

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325 Trauma’s Role in Addiction

Janina Fisher • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Janina FisherIt’s no secret that many therapists consider the field of addictions treatment to be a kind of foreign territory with its own special language and methods. But an increasing number of therapists have begun to view addictions as a response to trauma Continue reading

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