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ALL DAY • 11 AM – 1 PM, 3-5 PM

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401/501 Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Rick HansonWe all need inner strengths such as resilience, confidence, and feeling cared about to bolster us through life—strengths largely derived from our positive experiences of them. Continue reading

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402/502 When Meditation Isn’t Enough

Richard Schwartz • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Richard SchwartzMindfulness has become a popular and useful tool in psychotherapy, but therapists too often encourage clients to adopt a passive-observer stance in therapy, as if it’s enough to just observe thoughts and emotions from a place of separation.
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403/503 Mastering Trauma Treatment

Deany Laliotis • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Deany LaliotisUnderlying all the techniques and methodologies for treating trauma today is a core set of fundamental skills that determine a clinician’s effectiveness in this challenging arena of practice. Continue reading

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404/504 Where Have You Gone, Tony Soprano?

William Doherty • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

William DohertyThe death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini felt to many therapists familiar with the complicated clinical relationship between Mafia don Tony Soprano and his psychiatrist like the passing of a cherished and difficult client. Continue reading

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405/505 Removing the Masks

David Schnarch • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

David SchnarchIt’s an article of faith among many therapists that bad behavior in troubled relationships stems primarily from good intentions gone wrong. But rather than being triggered by fear, shame, or insecurity, people often knowingly do hurtful things to gratify their own needs, wishes, and agendas. Continue reading

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406/506 Embracing the Disowned Self

Janina Fisher • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE TERRACE TENT

Janina FisherAs therapists, we like to think the primary antidote to clients’ feelings of self-loathing, shame, and worthlessness is our own demonstration to them of total acceptance and unconditional positive regard. Continue reading

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407/507 Myths of the Teen Brain

Daniel Siegel • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Daniel SiegelAccording to conventional wisdom, the adolescent brain is dangerously immature, a behavioral and emotional explosion waiting to happen as anxious parents hold their breath. Continue reading

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408/508 Harnessing the Power of Emotion

Susan Johnson & Marlene Best • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Susan JohnsonMarlene WestSince advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings.
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409/509 Customizing Trauma Treatment

Mary Jo Barrett • All Day Saturday
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettNo two traumas are identical—which accounts for the abundance of interventions and approaches that exist. But given the many strategies to choose from, how do you assess which therapeutic style or technique is best for your client?
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410/510 Pursuers and Avoiders in Couples Therapy

Terry Real • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Terry RealUnderstanding the different variations within the pursuer–avoider dynamic is one of the keys to doing more effective couples therapy. We’ll explore the attachment issues and trauma histories that shape different kinds of pursuers and distancers Continue reading

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411/511 Sex Addiction and Trauma

Christine Courtois & Robert Weiss • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Christine CourtoisRobert WeissWhat exactly is sex addiction? How does it differ from other types of addiction, like alcoholism or drug dependence? When linked to unresolved trauma, how is sex addiction treated?
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412/512 Mental Fitness for “Trigger-Happy” Clients

The First Step We Too Often Overlook

Brent Atkinson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Brent AtkinsonWe all know the phenomenon: caught up in an emotionally charged situation, clients lose access to the insights and skills they appeared to learn in therapy. The problem is they haven’t reconditioned their nervous systems sufficiently. Continue reading

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413/513 Trauma and Trance

Ronald Alexander • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Ronald AlexanderTrauma lives in our bodies and minds—and so does healing. This workshop will provide tools for shifting clients away from the frozen high-alert state that results from trauma and activating the healing-conducive parasympathetic nervous system. Continue reading

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414/514 Combined Anxiety and Depression

Margaret Wehrenberg • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE ROOM

Margaret WehrenbergAnxiety and depression are the most common of presenting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client, which they often do. Caught in a mix of anxiety and depression, different clients require different approaches, Continue reading

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