Open Workshop Friday

201/301 Undoing Aloneness

Diana Fosha • Friday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Diana FoshaThe dyadic regulation of emotion is fundamental to the experience of good therapy. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) offers a range of precise experiential methods that facilitate moment-to-moment connection with clients. Continue reading

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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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206/306 Ethics Made Fun

Clifton Mitchell • Friday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Clifton MitchellWe all want to do what’s ethical, but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop (back by popular demand from the 2013 Symposium) features a game show that’s entertaining, engaging, and high spirited. Continue reading

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208/308 Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Bruce EckerSarah BridgesRecent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that memory reconsolidation is the core process that’s in play whenever deep transformation occurs. It’s the brain’s innate process for unlocking and erasing an ingrained emotional learning. Continue reading

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216 Flash Forum on Trauma

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in Trauma Treatment Today

Donald Meichenbaum, Mary Jo Barrett, John Briere, Janina Fisher • Friday Morning

This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. 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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316 Flash Forum on Couples Therapy

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today

DAVID SCHNARCH, Pat Love, Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt & Terry Real • Friday Afternoon

In this Forum, each participant will respond to the question “What’s the most important new idea or discovery shaping your practice with couples today?” Continue reading

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319 Treating PTSD and Complex PTSD

Donald Meichenbaum • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Donald MeichenbaumnIn the aftermath of traumatic experiences, 75 percent of victimized individuals evidence resilience, or the ability to bounce back and cope with adversities as they arise. In some instances, they even show post-traumatic growth.
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