Barry McCarthy • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 200E
Many people assume that if you create safety and trust in a marriage, sexual intimacy will follow—but that’s not necessarily true. Indeed, too much routine, however comforting and supportive, can lead to a loss of erotic interest.
Daniel Leven • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 215E
Every therapist has had the experience of listening to clients who return week after week, recycling the same fundamental narrative over and over. Continue reading
NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Jill Harkaway • Saturday Morning
Too often couples therapy is practiced as if it were individual therapy with two clients in the room. In fact, working with couples presents a distinct set of challenges for therapists, independent of skill level, experience, and approach. Continue reading
LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
The Power of Full Engagement • Diana Fosha
Developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Diana Fosha will demonstrate how methods like dyadic affect regulation and metaprocessing can help clients heal from attachment trauma and restore vitality and energy to their lives. Continue reading
Ann Weiser Cornell • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM
As therapists, we’re all familiar with how often clients get stuck in stereotypical, frozen ways of responding to their lives. So how do you help them get out of their familiar mental routines and into the realm of fresh experience? Continue reading
Martha Straus • Saturday Afternoon
LOCatioN: suite 200e
Is it time to rethink the “timeout” as a disciplinary practice for out-of-control adolescents? Although the purpose of this widely accepted technique is to give misbehaving kids a few minutes by themselves to reregulate their emotions, Continue reading
Frank Anderson • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATion: Suite 300e
There’s a missing link in psychopharmacological treatment that goes beyond matching the client to an effective medication. This link involves exploring the client’s relationship to, and negative or positive feelings about, being on medication. Continue reading
David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM
Symptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading
NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Peggy PapP • Saturday Afternoon
When couples reach an impasse in therapy, breaking through can require a new definition of the problem and a new language with which to discuss it. Couples Sculpting is a therapeutic technique that helps couples go beyond words to provide physical representations of what’s happening in their relationship.
Amy Weintraub • Saturday Afternoon
LOCation: Capitol room
While mindfulness meditation has become widely used to help remedy mood dysregulation and attentional problems, many people—particularly those with trauma histories—are just too agitated to tolerate sitting quietly and watching their breath. Continue reading
David Treadway • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATION: Roberts pdr room
In this age of sexual experimentation, gender identity fluidity, and dissatisfaction with traditional marriage, therapists often encounter couples whose attitudes towards commitment, fidelity, and intimacy may be quite different from their own.
David Wallin • Saturday Afternoon
location: governor’s boardroom
Attachment research has taught us that childhood-based attachment patterns deeply affect patients’ relationships, including the one they have with us. Yet we can be unaware of how our own attachment histories shape our therapeutic relationships. Continue reading
Steve Andreas • Saturday Afternoon
location: calvert room
No one makes all the right choices all of the time, and when our decisions don’t turn out how we’d wished, we’re usually able to address or rebalance our sense of regret. However, this is not always a simple, independent process. Continue reading