Addiction and relapse are demanding and bewildering issues, often leaving therapists unsure of what to do. This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of treatment, recovery, and relapse. You’ll learn that relapse is a process with 11 identifiable steps in the downward spiral and participate in a skills training that will explain the dynamics
As therapists, we like to think that the primary antidote to clients’ feelings of self-loathing, shame, and personal worthlessness is our own demonstration to them of our total acceptance, unconditional positive regard, and confident hope in the therapeutic outcome. Unfortunately, many clients are so alienated from some despised part or parts of themselves---
Addictive behaviors are probably the most prevalent issue our clients struggle with today, whether they manifest as a compulsive relationship to drugs or alcohol, food, sex, shopping, or smartphones. Neuroscience research shows that when we can drop into the awareness between stimulus and response---become more mindful of our
The impact of Asperger’s Disorder (AD) on communication and conflict in intimate relationships has, for the most part, been overlooked. But with almost one percent of children today diagnosed as being on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, and with increasing numbers of adults only now being identified as having AD, it’s a factor that can no longer be ignored.
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So you’ve launched treatment with a client, and all of a sudden, your client freezes, becomes rigid, or shuts down altogether. You sense that trauma plays a part in the client’s response. What next? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify a “traumatic” response, how to use the adaptive information processing-based techniques favored by clinicians worldwide,
Foster and adoptive parents often are unprepared for the enormous demands that can accompany kids who’ve experienced multiple layers of trauma, loss, and family disruption. This workshop will present a fresh look at the intricacies of foster and adoptive family systems. You’ll learn specific strategies for addressing issues
It can be frightening when clients suffering from dissociative identity disorder begin to act out, attacking from their angriest, most self-destructive alter egos (generally referred to, in clinical shorthand, as alters). This workshop will identify the pitfalls of working with self-destructive alters and demonstrate safe, effective strategies for establishing
Research tells us that we’re hardwired to connect: we learn, develop, and respond emotionally in relationship to others. Yet while a high percentage of individuals in therapy have big issues with their partners, most therapists still work with the individual. Is this because our clients are reluctant to enter therapy with their partners or because we hesitate