Whether it’s losing a job, a marriage, a dream, or a loved one, we’ve all had our hearts broken, and it’s often unresolved grief that lies underneath the surface of our clients’ presenting problems. This workshop will focus on a new idea: grieving alone can last forever, but grieving together can help us heal. We’ll explore the “good” parts of sharing our grief---
However deep the love and devotion that longtime partners share, few relationships manage to avoid the typical challenges posed by the routinization of sex, the dimming of sexual impulse with age, and the impact of illness and medications on desire and function. This workshop will provide an overview of sexuality and aging that’ll give you with the framework
For nearly four decades, Pat Ogden has been at the forefront of expanding psychotherapy beyond words, to connect us to the vast store of human experience and emotion we express through our physical beings. In the early 1970s, she began exploring how to combine techniques, interventions, and resources from psychodynamic
The greatest obstacle to ending panic attacks is the client’s own fear of them. People spend so much time and energy resisting panic and avoiding any anxiety that might lead to an attack that they gradually wall themselves off from life. But what if we could teach them to defeat panic by pursuing and ridiculing it? Sounds impossible, but in this workshop,
Increasing numbers of therapists are adding coaching techniques to their skill set, and this workshop will show you why. In addition to helping motivate clients to action, incorporating a coaching-oriented approach can enhance your work with individuals who are eager for results or who resist therapy because they equate it with pathology.
Recent and ongoing research confirms the complex interactions of biology and environment that can influence our sense of attachment to others from the earliest moments of life---and throughout our lives. This workshop will bring a comprehensive perspective---grounded in both neurobiology and psychology---to the theory of attachment.
Whether it’s a food addiction, gambling, illegal drug abuse, or alcohol, the likelihood of developing an addiction and the possibilities for recovery are evident in brain activity. The sciences of brain imagery and neurobiological research are providing a new understanding about the vulnerability to addiction and relapse. Brain science also is pointing
New immigrants face the loss of homeland, family, and culture, even as they confront the challenges of settling in a new country and learning the nuances of an unfamiliar culture--- frequently doing so in a language they don’t yet know. This session focuses on how therapists can help immigrant families cope with the numerous practical and emotional stresses
With 40 million Americans viewing Internet pornography every month, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a proliferation of cases involving conflicts between porn users and their partners. This workshop will examine the typical dynamics of this conflict, and present strategies that’ll help support both members of a couple as they struggle with the issue. We’ll discuss the broad range of
When a gay or lesbian child comes out, shock waves can lead to a family rift and more, making effective therapy essential. This workshop will present research-based interventions that’ll help clients move through the four stages of family adjustment: sensitization, discovery, recovery, and renewal. You’ll learn how to prepare and coach a child who’s coming out;
Today’s technological advances have introduced a slew of innovative ways to expand and even reinvent practice, allowing us to deliver psychotherapy services to far-flung clients whom we may seldom (or never) meet in person. This workshop will explore in-depth five new therapy-delivery approaches: psychotherapy via chat, e-mail, telephone,