Personal and Professional Development

123 The Ethically Attuned Therapist

Mary Jo Barrett • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettThe ethical rules for therapists used to be unambiguous: no gifts, no self-disclosure, no dual relationships, no out-of-session contact, and, of course, no sex. But today the rules against boundary violations aren’t so straightforward, nor do the old prohibitions always seem clinically useful. 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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126 Wisdom for New Therapists

Jay Lappin • Thursday All Day
LOcation: roberts pdr room

Jay LappinWhat do new therapists need to know to develop their craft? In this workshop, you’ll get practical advice about a range of difficult therapy situations, as well as an opportunity to explore the emotional issues that new therapists often grapple with. Continue reading

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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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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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230 Closing the Deal

Robert Taibbi • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CHAIRMAN’S BOARDROOM

Robert TaibbiHowever we may try to resist the idea, we’re in the therapy business, and the reality is that our initial contact with clients represents the same challenge faced by salespeople seeking to turn shoppers into satisfied customers. Continue reading

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318 The New Therapy Marketplace

Lynn Grodzki • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 225E

Lynn GrodzkiIn today’s marketplace, therapists seeking to attract clients need to change the way they present themselves to clients who want it all—a bargain, good value, and fast results. So how do we convince these “shoppers” that lasting change takes time? 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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326 The Couples Therapist

Dan Wile • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

Dan WileIf we could see what was going on inside of our heads in a couples session, we’d probably find a tangle of emotions. Sometimes we’re engrossed in the couple’s story, moved by the partners’ dilemma, perhaps fighting back tears. 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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