Challenging Client and Treatment Populations

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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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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224 Boys, Bullies, and Avoiders

Terry Real • Friday Morning
LOCATION: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

Terry RealWe’ve all met troubled men who are irresponsible, oppressive, or emotionally absent. Treating them requires a range of strategies. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and develop different approaches for working with men
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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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415/515 The Myth of “Resistance”

Clifton Mitchell • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 315E

Clifton MitchellYou know you’re facing resistance when your client shrugs or mumbles “I don’t know” to most of your questions and seems terminally bored. Ditto when therapy seems to be at a dead-end and you feel insecure, incompetent, frustrated, and even angry. Continue reading

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526 Working With Difficult Parents – CANCELED

NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Ron Taffel • Saturday Afternoon
location: FORUM ROOM

Ron TaffelThe key to effective therapy with youth is turning parents into our allies. But establishing a rapport with parents can be tough, especially if they’re locked into intense conflict with their kids and have little faith in the therapy process.
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608 Treating Personality Disorders

Noel Larson • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Noel LarsonMany clients with personality disorders suffer from severe childhood attachment injuries that can make forming a therapeutic alliance difficult. Recent insights into these disorders, however, have revealed various new considerations for treatment, Continue reading

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615 Getting Through to Hard-to-Reach Families

John Brendler & Micheal Silver • Sunday All Day
locatioN: council room

John BrendlerMicheal SilverWe’ve all felt a sense of incompetence, or even panic, when trying to reach highly challenging families that have complicated and traumatic life histories. Continue reading

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617 Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw • Sunday All Day
locatioN: SUite 215E

Joan FarrellIda ShawSchema Therapy addresses the problems presented by borderline personality disorder (BPD) clients from the bottom up—starting with underlying early maladaptive schemas that result from early-life emotional needs not being met.
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