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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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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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416 Flash Forum on Brain Science

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in the Clinical Applications of Brain Science Today

Bruce Ecker, Steve Andreas, Courtney Armstrong, & Amy Banks • SATURDAY MORNING

Steve AndreasCourtney ArmstrongAmy Banks

With the vocabulary of neuroscience so widely invoked in our field, this Forum will explore the actual practical impact brain science is having on clinical practice today. Continue reading

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419 Healing from the Bottom Up

Peter Levine • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Peter LevineOne of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma is to help them learn how to access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. Continue reading

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520 Brainspotting

David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM

David GrandSymptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading

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603 Therapist Self-Disclosure

Kenneth Hardy • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE ROOM

Kenneth HardyIn the past, it was taboo for a therapist to use self-disclosure in therapeutic work. But in our more egalitarian era, many clinicians now share their experiences with clients to demystify therapy and reduce the power differential between them. Continue reading

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604 The Many Faces of PTSD

Steve AndReas • Sunday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Steve AndreasOver the years, PTSD has become a catch-all label applied to anyone who’s haunted by the memory of a disturbing event. But contrary to popular misconceptions, PTSD isn’t a single entity, nor does one type of treatment fit everyone. Continue reading

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