New Tools and Methods

101 The Therapist’s Journey

Erving Polster & Caroline Paltin • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Erving PolsterCaroline PaltinGiven the professional isolation in which we often practice, a common paradox of the therapist’s life is yearning for the very quality of personal connection we try to offer our clients. Life Focus Groups enable participants to explore their lives,
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103 From Good to Great

Hedy Schleifer • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue Terrace TENT

Hedy SchleiferChange and growth don’t come overnight. But we can use the science of expertise to move to a new level of clinical proficiency. In this workshop, we’ll use role playing and discussion to learn how to go from good to great. Continue reading

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105 Brainspotting for Creativity

David Grand • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

David GrandImagine being able to attain a sense of safety, balance, and joy that allows you to experience maximum creative expression in every facet of life. Discover how to use Brainspotting’s eye-focus-based technique to maximize your creative self-expression Continue reading

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124 Navigating the New DSM-5

Martha Teater • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Martha TeaterThe recent introduction of DSM-5–the most important revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 20 years–requires clinicians to make various changes to the way they assess and diagnose clients. Continue reading

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125 Adventures in Therapy

Courtney Armstrong • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 215E

Courtney ArmstrongIn our clinical training, we may have felt we needed to standardize our behavior and appearance to match a rigid model of a serious-minded “professional.” But we know now that it’s more effective to break free from that narrow model and be ourselves. Continue reading

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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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212/312 Energy Psychology in the Mainstream

David Feinstein • Friday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE TERRACE TENT

David FeinsteinSince the body of peer-reviewed scientific research has lent credibility to the emerging field of Energy Psychology, skeptical therapists have increasingly incorporated tapping protocols into their usual methods to boost their effectiveness. Continue reading

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217 Becoming Someone Else

Anna Deavere Smith • Friday Morning
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Ann Deavere Smith

Both therapists and actors depend on using focused attention and empathy to take in the complexity and nuance of human experience. In this workshop, you’ll learn to take in the personalities and painful stories of others without losing yourself. Continue reading

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219 Pacing and Leading

William Doherty • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

William DohertyIn psychotherapy, as in dancing, pacing and leading are the most important factors of success. The pacing sets the rhythm for connection and safety that allows the therapist to begin to lead the client through more challenging steps towards change. Continue reading

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222 Blue-Collar Therapy

Steven Stosny • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SuITE 215E

Steven StosnyIt’s a pervasive myth that insight alone will magically transform deeply settled habits of mind and behavior. In fact, therapy that’s focused on emotional exploration and vibrant catharsis can often make the client’s problems worse. Continue reading

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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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327 Improvisation for Therapists

Ann Randolph • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 300E

Ann RandolphTo keep deepening their craft and range as therapists—and grow as creative human beings—clinicians need to find sources of inspiration outside the therapeutic arena. This workshop is an opportunity to use improvisational theater techniques 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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517 Breakthrough Moments in Therapy

Ann Weiser Cornell • Saturday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Ann Weiser CornellAs 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

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524 The Therapist’s Attachment History

David Wallin • Saturday Afternoon
location: governor’s boardroom

David WallinAttachment 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

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