Top Workshops

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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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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221 Healing From Infidelity

Michele Weiner-Davis • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

Michele Weiner-DavisIf you work with couples, you’re probably no stranger to the clinical challenge of helping partners heal from infidelity. Using vivid video examples, this workshop will provide a comprehensive roadmap of the difficult territory ahead,
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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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404/504 Where Have You Gone, Tony Soprano?

William Doherty • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CONGRESSIONAL ROOM

William DohertyThe death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini felt to many therapists familiar with the complicated clinical relationship between Mafia don Tony Soprano and his psychiatrist like the passing of a cherished and difficult client. Continue reading

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213/313 Healing Complex Trauma

Christine Courtois • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Christine CourtoisTreating clients suffering from the multilayered impact of complex trauma—such as abuse or family violence—can be the most challenging and baffling work we do. This workshop will offer an overview of advances treatment for complex trauma across the lifespan Continue reading

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402/502 When Meditation Isn’t Enough

Richard Schwartz • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Richard SchwartzMindfulness has become a popular and useful tool in psychotherapy, but therapists too often encourage clients to adopt a passive-observer stance in therapy, as if it’s enough to just observe thoughts and emotions from a place of separation.
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202/302 Brain Change

Amy Banks • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Amy BanksClinicians must be able to translate what they know about brain science into practical techniques for helping clients change and heal. In this workshop, you’ll learn exercises to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. Continue reading

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403/503 Mastering Trauma Treatment

Deany Laliotis • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Deany LaliotisUnderlying all the techniques and methodologies for treating trauma today is a core set of fundamental skills that determine a clinician’s effectiveness in this challenging arena of practice. Continue reading

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