Supervision is essential, but it can become so narrowly focused on a particular case or didactic method that larger issues and challenges remain unexplored. If you’re looking for a fresher, more engaging approach to supervision, this is the workshop for you. We’ll begin by exploring ways to approach challenging situations---when you like or dislike a client
You know you’re facing resistance when your client shrugs or mumbles “I don’t know” to most of your questions, responds with “Yes, but . . .” to your suggestions, and seems terminally bored. Meanwhile, therapy seems to be at a dead end and you feel insecure, incompetent, frustrated, even angry. In this practical and enlightening workshop, we’ll discuss
Conventional wisdom maintains that sexual infidelity is always a symptom of a deeply troubled relationship, and that therapists should insist upon full disclosure, never keeping secrets, and viewing the infidelity as a highly traumatic event. However, when
All therapists encounter clients and couples who get stuck when one of them is overwhelmed by emotional reactivity triggered by something the therapist or partner said. Frequently, these reactive moments reflect the emotional charge of unresolved childhood attachment wounds or traumas. In this workshop, you’ll learn how a procedure that combines
How do you connect therapeutically with male clients who seem confused, even clueless, about how to connect emotionally in relationships with their spouses, children, and others in their lives? By asking more of ourselves, we’ll be able to ask more of men and help them develop the skills to be more relational---many are confused,
Warp-speed cultural and economic changes have increasingly led today’s parents to question their own authority like never before. Having rejected the top-down hierarchy and clear boundary lines that characterized earlier generations, they feel helpless to assert control, especially in an electronic age in which teen behavior isn’t easily monitored---
Therapists often avoid treating clients with eating disorders because standard treatments like eating management and food diaries have a high failure rate. One reason for the ineffectiveness of such approaches is that many focus primarily, or solely, on overcoming the behavior---a dynamic that can lead to a power struggle that obscures underlying issues.
We often think about forgiveness as “letting go”---of pain, anger, and bitterness. In this workshop, you’ll learn that it’s just as much about “putting back,” specifically, in the form of restoring love and trustworthiness. That’s the basis of Restoration Therapy, which pays particular attention to frameworks of love, trust, justice, and power in helping relationships heal.
Families in which a spouse, sibling, parent, or child suffers from a chronic or life-shortening illness have to cope not only with the medical issues involved, but also with the emotional complexities of the situation and the frustrations of dealing with our increasingly convoluted healthcare systems. This workshop will focus on the multidimensional role therapists can play in
Bisexuality can be misunderstood by both gays (who sometimes perceive bisexuals as trying to maintain heterosexual privileges by keeping one foot in that world) and straights (who often view bisexuals as postponing coming out as gay). Numerous, contradictory research studies and theories about the prevalence, definition, and even the existence
Therapy sessions are, by their nature, focused on talk, but simple movement exercises can help clients go beyond the cerebral to activate the visceral memories and responses that live within their bodies. However, to engage this visceral “voice” within the client, therapists need to tap into their own visceral intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic movement
Research indicates that when a family member suffers from schizophrenia, depression, psychosis or a bipolar, anxiety, eating, or personality disorder, psychoeducation---which emphasizes knowledge enhancement over catharsis or talk---can prove a better fit than psychotherapy. This workshop will provide a comprehensive view of the purpose
Many people want to lose weight to feel more attractive, improve their health, and build self-esteem. But having been disappointed by too many diets that didn’t sustain weight loss, they need a new model that goes beyond weight management to accomplish their goals. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to help clients understand why diet failure isn’t their fault
Despite average or above average intelligence, kids and adolescents on the autism spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome, genuinely struggle with social cues, “getting” social norms in conversation, and generally figuring out how to be part of the ordinary social flow. This workshop will present practical strategies that’ll help these children with the concrete skills they