Psychotherapists probably see more cases of depression than anything else in their practices, but it remains one of the most challenging conditions to accurately assess and treat. In recent years, however, a range of useful interventions—many with growing levels of empirical support—have emerged to offer clinicians a variety of treatment approaches to choose from. With Bill O’Hanlon, David Burns, Michael Yapko, Zindel Segal, Margaret Wehrenberg, and Judith Beck.
The gap between the ideals of traditional marriage and the realities of how couples actually live their lives today has never been wider. Yet our models of couples therapy have yet to take into account the changing attitudes about intimacy, sexuality, divorce, and the very purpose of marriage. That's why we invited leading innovators to tell us what we need to know. With Esther Perel, William Doherty, Pat Love, Terry Real, Joe Kort, and Tammy Nelson.
Nothing has done more to spark therapeutic insight, generate ground-breaking treatments, and transform the way we practice therapy than the challenges of working with traumatized clients. In recent years, we've learned exactly how trauma lives in the body and affects the brain and we've defined innovative approaches that really work. Find out how to start using them in your own clinical work. With Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Janina Fisher, Lisa Ferentz, Dick Schwartz, and Mary Jo Barrett.
With so many questions and controversies about the effectiveness of psychopharmacological interventions, there couldn’t be a better time to sort through what therapists should know about the subject and to learn about best practices. Join us for a comprehensive overview of psychopharmacology with a focus on how to be most helpful to clients who may benefit. With Peter Kramer, Frank Anderson, John Preston, Steve Dubovsky, Ron Taffel, and Robert Hedaya.
How can therapists apply the valuable insights Attachment Theory brings? To answer that questions, we've brought together some of the leaders in the field to demonstrate approaches that draw on the practical application of Attachment Theory and illustrate with examples from their own clinical practices. With Diane Poole Heller, Bruce Ecker, Susan Johnson, Daniel Hughes, Maggie Phillips, David Feinstein.
Too often traditional approaches with kids and teens don’t help us engage the distracted, impulsive, chronically dysregulated youth of the Digital Age. Fortunately, a range of innovative approaches have emerged in recent years to help us more fully elicit their enthusiastic participation, natural curiosity, and sense of adventure. With Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, Janet Edgette.
Anxiety is the most commonly reported problem in psychotherapy. Whether it's panic, compulsive worry, or one of a dozen other forms of anxiety, there are successful interventions for each one. Join us to learn how to assess what's best and use the proven techniques and approaches that are most effective. With David Burns, Margaret Wehrenberg, Danie Beaulieu, Steve Andreas, Lynn Lyons, Reid Wilson.
DSM-5 is the most radical and controversial revision of diagnostic standards in 20 years requiring you to make changes to the way you assess and diagnose … and how you are reimbursed. With Allen Frances, Martha Teater, Darrel Regier, Jack Klott, Gary Greenberg, David Mays.
It often takes more than logic, kindness, and support to move clients along on their healing journey. Sometimes the real job of the therapist is to open up clients to new experiences and take them to places they’ve never been before, especially when they feel stuck. With Stephen Gilligan, Courtney Armstrong, Erving Polster, Peggy Papp, Steve Andreas, and Jeffrey Zeig.
Has mindfulness practice become a sacred cow within the therapy community today? This highly acclaimed streaming-video webcast series probes the benefits and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness and explores whether these two approaches to shifting consciousness can or should be blended. With Jack Kornfield, Ron Siegel, Tara Brach, Michael Yapko, Richard Schwartz, Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg.
Clients in intense states of distress—whether upset, angry, grieving, agitated, anxious, or deeply suspicious—can trigger our reactivity and make us retreat into the therapist “role.” Standard talk therapy responses—interpreting, active listening, commenting on the process—are often ineffectual or even distancing, and they can interfere with real healing. With Susan Johnson, Joan Klagsbrun, Jay Efran, Rick Hanson, Ron Potter-Efron, and Diana Fosha.
Whether men in therapy are stonewalling, confused, ashamed, or depressed - traditional aproaches are not always the best way to engage. Join us to learn how to best handle classic male defenses and discover new approaches to increase your effectiveness with your male clients and couples. With Pat Love, Terry Real, David Wexler, Esther Perel, Patrick Dougherty, Holly Sweet.
Never before in history have parents had to bring up kids in an environment so family unfriendly and so contrary to traditional parental authority. Learn new methods and approaches for helping parents meet the formidable challenges of raising children in today's culture. With Dan Siegel, Ron Taffel, Martha Straus, Patricia Papernow, Stan Davis, Ben Furman.