Families

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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223 The Lost Girls

Martha Straus • Friday MorninG
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Martha StrausFor troubled girls lost in a world of neglectful adults, it’s crucial for therapists to actively provide the adult moral compass these confused and often isolated young people need as they develop a sense of adult responsibility and direction.
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226 Motivating Young Adults

Brad Sachs • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 400E

Brad SachsIndividual and family therapists increasingly find themselves working with young adults who appear to be developmentally marooned, still dependent on their parents, and unable to take the necessary steps toward adult self-reliance.
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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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421 Unlocking Secrets in Therapy

Evan Imber-Black • Saturday MorninG
LOCATION: SUITE 400E

Evan Imber-BlackSecrets can be like ghosts haunting a family—a threat that can’t be seen or confronted. That’s why helping clients make decisions about revealing secrets can be tricky. These secrets can bring issues of confidentiality and privacy into therapy. Continue reading

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523 Postmodern Marriage and Commitment

David Treadway • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATION: Roberts pdr room

David TreadwayIn 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.
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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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527 Five Challenges of Stepfamilies

Patricia Papernow • Saturday Afternoon
location: SUITE 400e

Patricia PapernowThe term blended family obscures the deep challenges to attachment and intimacy many stepfamilies experience. We often see parents and stepparents in conflict over discipline, differences in family cultures, and struggles with ex-spouses. Continue reading

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612 Repairing Family Bonds

George Faller • Sunday All Day
location: CABINET ROOM

George FallerThe goal of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to move beyond a focus on the content of families’ struggles to help them put aside patterns of protection and blame so that members can vulnerably experience emotional repair with each other. 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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