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10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy

From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Here, two of the world’s leading couple therapists give readers an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging. This book gathers together what they have learned over the years of their practice and touches on issues at the core of couples work. Topics addressed include:

  • You know that you need to “treat the relationship,” but how are you supposed to get at something as elusive as “a relationship”?
  • Compared to an individual client, a relationship is an entirely different animal. What should you do first? What should you look for? What questions should you ask? If clients give different answers, who should you believe?
  • Which client is right if they argue in front of you? Which one is the culprit, and which one is innocent? Who should you empathize with?
  • How do you empathize with both clients if they have opposite points of view? Later on, if they end up separating does that mean you’ve failed? Are you only successful if you keep couples together?
  • What are you supposed to do with all the emotional and personal history that your clients stir up in you?
  • How to make your work research-based

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.
Authors:
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.

10 Principles of Effective Couples Therapy with the Gottmans (Seminar Recording + Book)

[+] [-] 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy - [Book]
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From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Here, two of the world’s leading couple therapists give readers an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging. This book gathers together what they have learned over the years of their practice and touches on issues at the core of couples work. Topics addressed include:

  • You know that you need to “treat the relationship,” but how are you supposed to get at something as elusive as “a relationship”?
  • Compared to an individual client, a relationship is an entirely different animal. What should you do first?
  • What should you look for? What questions should you ask? If clients give different answers, who should you believe?
  • Which client is right if they argue in front of you? Which one is the culprit, and which one is innocent? Who should you empathize with?
  • How do you empathize with both clients if they have opposite points of view? Later on, if they end up separating does that mean you’ve failed? Are you only successful if you keep couples together?
  • What are you supposed to do with all the emotional and personal history that your clients stir up in you?
  • How to make your work research-based

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.

No CE Available for book. 228 Hardcover Book.

[+] [-] The 10 Principles of Effective Couples Therapy What Science Tells Us and Beyond with Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D. and John Gottman, Ph.D. - [Seminar Recording]
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Includes Bonus Talk by Esther Perel - The New Rules of Love & Commitment

John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, world-renowned for their work on marital stability and divorce prediction, present a comprehensive review of the science of what predicts whether relationships will succeed or fail. They will also present research-based interventions to transform disasters into healthy relationships.

As they will demonstrate, their discoveries highlight how happy marriages come in many different styles - but not necessarily in accord with popular, or even clinical, preconceptions of what they should be. The Gottmans will separate myth from reality in our ideas about what works in developing their craft of couples therapists. They will also go beyond interventions to explore the inner world of the couples therapist, including the fears and frustrations every couples therapist faces. Finally, they will focus on how to stay calm in the midst of couples’ stormy conflicts, how to have hope when couples are hopeless, and adjust when couples’ beliefs or values are at odds with our own.

Esther Perel, one of the world's most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes besetting modern marriage in the Western world, will bring her rare gift for speaking the unspoken. She will articulate the hidden psychological states most people can't yet put into words. Dr. Perel will present the complicated and contradictory needs that are shaping marriage and commitment today.

Seminar Recording (5 hour, 47 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

Authors:
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD

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Managing attention-deficit disorder (ADD) as an adult is a constant challenge. You may notice that your mind sometimes wanders during conversations. Maybe you keep misplacing your keys. Or your ADD may be causing bigger problems in your life, making it difficult to keep in touch with friends and family and leading you to procrastinate on important projects.

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD offers ten easy ways to better manage your symptoms and live better with ADD. Written by noted author and acclaimed psychotherapist Stephanie Sarkis, who has used these solutions to personally overcome her ADD symptoms, this concise and clear new edition offers the latest treatment information to help you sharpen your focus, improve your relationships, and manage your time and money.
Author:
STEPHANIE M SARKIS, PHD, NCC, LMHC

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies + Growing Mindful Card Deck

[+] [-] 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies, Techniques & Skills for Clinical Application - [Seminar Recording]
PRODUCT CODE
Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm –often in only one session!
  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
  • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady”, will demonstrate and explain numerous core through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply them to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients. Discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients.

Objective:
  1. Treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger and stress with brain-changing mindfulness strategies tailored to each disorder.
  2. Discuss and practice core and advanced mindfulness strategies that improve client symptoms and treatment outcomes for each disorder.
  3. Identify when and how to use mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for specific mental health disorders.
  4. Utilize the latest brain research about mindfulness to understand and explain the proven benefits of mindfulness to clients.
  5. Implement proven strategies to integrate mindfulness into your clinical practice.
  6. Recognize how to empower clients to attain the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.


Seminar Recording (6 hour, 17 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

[+] [-] Growing Mindful Card Deck Mindfulness Practices for All Ages - [Cards]
PRODUCT CODE
Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!







No CE Available for book.
Authors:
MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D., CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC, DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies + Mindfulness Skills Workbook + Growing Mindful Card Deck

[+] [-] 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Strategies, Techniques & Skills for Clinical Application - [Seminar Recording]
PRODUCT CODE
Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm –often in only one session!
  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
  • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady”, will demonstrate and explain numerous core through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply them to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients. Discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients.

  1. Treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger and stress with brain-changing mindfulness strategies tailored to each disorder.
  2. Discuss and practice core and advanced mindfulness strategies that improve client symptoms and treatment outcomes for each disorder.
  3. Identify when and how to use mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for specific mental health disorders.
  4. Utilize the latest brain research about mindfulness to understand and explain the proven benefits of mindfulness to clients.
  5. Implement proven strategies to integrate mindfulness into your clinical practice.
  6. Recognize how to empower clients to attain the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.


Seminar Recording (6 hour, 17 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

[+] [-] Growing Mindful Card Deck Mindfulness Practices for All Ages - [Cards]
PRODUCT CODE
Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!







No CE Available for book.

[+] [-] Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets - [Workbook]
PRODUCT CODE
Most Comprehensive Mindfulness Skills Workbook Available

Like no other resource, Mindfulness Skills Workbook combines the latest research and best practices -- all in a simple guide to successfully teach mindfulness to your clients.

This comprehensive workbook provides the theory behind each tool, a step-by-step process to implement, and expert guidance on processing client results.

Features:
  • Experiential exercises you can integrate into practice
  • Highly effective collection of mindfulness tools
  • Special section to guide understanding of neurobiology behind mindfulness
  • Dozens of reproducible activities, exercises, techniques and tools
  • New meditations
  • Steps for increasing client use at home
  • Basic through advanced mindfulness skills
  • Skills for specific disorders
  • Journal prompts
  • Unique templates to monitor progress

Improve Treatment Outcomes:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Bipolar
  • Panic
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Chronic Medical and Mental Illness

  • Debra talks about her new book:







    No CE Available for book.

    Authors:
    MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D., CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

    100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice

    100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques


    to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice


    Integrate Mindfulness techniques into your practice, and watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm — often in only one session!

    Join Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady,” will demonstrate and explain numerous cores through advanced mindfulness skills. Through clinical examples, she will guide you on how and when to apply techniques to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Gain personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients.

    Step-by-stepDebra Burdick will guide you through the brain changing mindfulness techniques, so you can:

    • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain
    • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice
    • Empower clients to attain the benefits of Mindfulness by incorporating it in their daily lives

    Don't wait to discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients. Get started today!
    Watch this video for mindfulness techniques from Debra Burdick.

    Author:
    DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

    101 Mindful Moments and The Mindfulness Toolbox Kit

    [+] [-] The Mindfulness Toolbox 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Congratulations to Donald Altman and The Mindfulness Toolbox on winning two gold medals at the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for design and content in categories Psychology and Body, Mind and Spirit!
    A Complete Guide to Mindfulness Tools for Clinicians

    At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope.

    Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts—such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client’s strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain—this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

    View video from the author:



    No CE Available for book. 203 pages.

    [+] [-] 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life's toughest roadblocks, wounds, and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skill of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem.

    The 101 mindfulness 'tools' in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These are simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just a minute or two -- whether you're facing something extremely annoying or seemingly insurmountable. Those you know may think you've found a secret elixir to wash away your problems. But you'll know the secret is just retraining your brain with 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience.

    No CE Available for book.

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    Author:
    DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC

    101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

    Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day
    Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life's toughest roadblocks, wounds, and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skill of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem.

    The 101 mindfulness 'tools' in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These are simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just a minute or two -- whether you're facing something extremely annoying or seemingly insurmountable. Those you know may think you've found a secret elixir to wash away your problems. But you'll know the secret is just retraining your brain with 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience.

    Watch Donald's interview on KATU TV:
    Author:
    DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC

    101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward

    "This is an imminently practical workbook that shows a variety of invaluable techniques to get centered, calm and organized. An effective and enjoyable guide to help you feel in charge of yourself."
    ~ Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.


    This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional's expertise.

    Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities:
    • Art Therapy
    • CBT
    • DBT
    • EFT
    • EMDR
    • Energy Psychology
    • Focusing
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Guided Imagery
    • Mindfulness
    • Psychodrama
    • Sensorimotor Psychology
    • Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies

    **Do you treat patients suffering from PTSD, eating disorders, sexual trauma or self injury? The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help! Check out our blog to learn more.

    BONUS: Book includes a link to all reproducible worksheets! Print and use with clients right away!!

    Author:
    LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

    103 Group Activities and TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies)

    Fill your therapeutic toolbox with innovative, experiential exercises to enhance any group!

    Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of “The Therapeutic Toolbox: 103 Group Activities and T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies)” from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.

    These straightforward and universally relevant “how to” exercises are smartly spiral bound so you can easily make copies for your clients. All the TIPS are geared to helping participants take a proactive approach – and experience change, not just talk about it.

    Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 103 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

    You will find blueprints for group success in icebreakers, role plays, mindfulness, stress resiliency, communication skills, imagery, personal growth, group cohesiveness and skill building.
    Author:
    JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

    127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

    127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont's third Tips and Tools book in PESI's bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical "hands on" strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals.

    Judy Belmont's newest Tips and Tools addresses today's evolving needs, using techniques from CBT, DBT and positive psychology to help their clients and their practice. All reproducible worksheets and handouts will quickly become a clinician's best friend! Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way!
    Author:
    JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 103 Group Activities and TIPS

    [+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 103 Group Activities and TIPS - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

    Ready-to-use tools include:
    • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
    • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
    • Communication skills-building activities
    • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
    • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
    • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
    • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

    No CE Available for book. 252 pages.

    [+] [-] 103 Group Activities and TIPS (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies) - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Fill your therapeutic toolbox with innovative, experiential exercises to enhance any group! Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of “The Therapeutic Toolbox: 103 Group Activities and T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies)” from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.

    These straightforward and universally relevant “how to” exercises are smartly spiral bound so you can easily make copies for your clients. All the TIPS are geared to helping participants take a proactive approach – and experience change, not just talk about it.

    Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 103 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

    You will find blueprints for group success in icebreakers, role plays, mindfulness, stress resiliency, communication skills, imagery, personal growth, group cohesiveness and skill building.

    No CE Available for book. 153 pages.

    Type:
    Author:
    JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

    [+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 103 Group Activities and TIPS - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

    Ready-to-use tools include:
    • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
    • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
    • Communication skills-building activities
    • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
    • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
    • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
    • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

    No CE Available for book. 252 pages.

    [+] [-] 127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont's third Tips and Tools book in PESI's bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical "hands on" strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals.

    Judy Belmont's newest Tips and Tools addresses today's evolving needs, using techniques from CBT, DBT and positive psychology to help their clients and their practice. All reproducible worksheets and handouts will quickly become a clinician's best friend! Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way!

    No CE Available for book. 188 pages.

    Type:
    Author:
    JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox

    [+] [-] 150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS + 103 Group Activities and TIPS - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.

    150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).

    Ready-to-use tools include:
    • Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
    • DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
    • Communication skills-building activities
    • Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
    • Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
    • Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
    • Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children

    No CE Available for book. 252 pages.

    [+] [-] 86 TIPS for the Therapeutic Toolbox (Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies) - [Book]
    PRODUCT CODE
    86 T.I.P.S. (Treatment Ideas and Practical Strategies) for the Therapeutic Toolbox features dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more. The topics covered are perfect for individual clients or in group therapy settings. Within the T.I.P.S. approach, each of the 86 activities, handouts or strategies is broken down even further – into T.I.P.s (Theory, Implementation and Processing). This unique approach makes every TIP easy to understand and put to practice.

    Among the T.I.P.S. topics:
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Anger Diary
    • Stress Resiliency
    • Communication Skills
    • Self-Discovery
    • Positive Self-Talk
    • Assertiveness
    • Behavioral Change
    • Emotional Healing

    Judith Belmont, M.S., has gathered this collection of practical strategies from more than 30 years of clinical experience coupled with her passion for “hands-on” mental wellness education.

    No CE Available for book. 163 pages.

    Type:
    Author:
    JUDITH A. BELMONT, MS, NCC, LPC

    2012 Brief Therapy Conference: Clinical Demonstrations

    DEMO 1: INCREASING IMPACT IN EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Psychotherapy is a symbolic drama of change, the imperative of which is: "by living this experience you will be different."

    OBJECTIVES
    • List three essentials of experiential therapy
    • Given a patient with a behavior problem, create an experiential treatment plan to elicit change
    DEMO 2: GENERATIVE TRANCE AND TRANSFORMATION

    This demonstration will show how problems/symptoms may be viewed as attempts by the creative unconscious to bring transformation and healing, and how the development of a generative trance can allow that transformation to be realized.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Describe how symptoms can become solutions under conditions of generative trance
    • Explain how a generative trance unfolds from the client's unique processes and idiosyncratic values
    DEMO 3: CREATING CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT GENE EXPRESSION AND BRAIN PLASTICITY

    The new Neuroscience of utilizing Implicit Processing Heuristics in facilitating the 4-stage creative process in the construction and creative reconstruction of fear, stress and post traumatic memories and symptoms during brief psychotherapy will be demonstrated with the entire audience, as well as a volunteer.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Demonstrate the 4-stage creative process in brief psychotherapy
    • Demonstrate the utilization of Implicit Processing Heuristics in psychotherapy
    DEMO 4: THE ART OF MAKING SMALL CHANGES IN BRIEF THERAPY

    It is often easier for clients to make small rather than dramatic changes.  This demonstration will show how to help people make the smallest change to make a significant difference in moving out of their problems and suffering.  This method can be especially useful for clients who are reluctant to or resistant to change.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Utilize the small changes method of change with a client
    • Demonstrate creating cooperation with challenging clients
    DEMO 5: SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Somatic Experiencing - a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma.  Levine addresses the issues at the heart of trauma and attachment; the upcoming DSM-5 Diagnoses and Disorders and the most effective and promising treatment modalities available to clinicians today.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Describe somatic psychotherapy for treating traumatic disorders: specifically Levine's own Somatic Experiencing
    • Apply somatic techniques to calm the body and amygdala as preliminary work for processing traumatic memories
    DEMO 6: HYPNOSIS AS A MEANS OF PROMOTING EMPOWERMENT

    Contrary to the popular mythology about hypnosis, clinical hypnosis enhances personal mastery by promoting greater self-awareness, increasing access to personal resources, and amplifying of a sense of personal agency in actively choosing growth-oriented responses.  How hypnosis can help empower people will be highlighted in this clinical demonstration.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Demonstrate how hypnosis can highlight specific resources relevant to self-help strategies
    • Illustrate how metaphors can be applied in hypnosis as a vehicle of stimulating therapeutic associations
    Authors:
    JEFFREY ZEIG, PH.D., STEPHEN GILLIGAN, PH.D., ERNEST ROSSI, PH.D., BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT, PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D., MICHAEL YAPKO, PH.D.

    2013 Networker Symposium

    For more than three decades, the Networker Symposium has been celebrated as something much more than a professional conference. Nowhere else will you find a gathering with more range and excitement, with more chances to meet other kindred spirits who understand the daily challenges of your work—people who get the same jokes and grouse about the same gripes, who are seeking the answers to the same questions, who, somehow, seem to belong to the same tribe. So welcome to the 2013 Networker Symposium recording, psychotherapy’s most enlivening tribal gathering.

    At this year’s Symposium, The Therapist’s Craft: Healing Connection in a Digital World, we’ll explore the latest advances in identifying the pivotal skills that set the master practitioners in our field apart from the rest of us and—perhaps even more important—provide a clear road map of how we can get there ourselves.
    Authors:
    K. ANDERS ERICSSON, RONALD D SIEGEL, PSY.D., DAVID BURNS, M.D, DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D., TARA BRACH, PH.D., DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD, GARY SMALL, M.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., WILLIAM DOHERTY, PH.D., KATHRYN RHEEM, ED.D.

    2014 Networker Symposium Conference

    Most therapists, whatever their theoretical model, eventually discover that to have an enduring impact, therapy must offer more than just an opportunity to talk about problems. But over the past few years, we’ve seen a new era emerge; one that’s based on the scientifically informed recognition that - like theater, art, and music - effective therapy must create an experience that goes beyond words.

    It’s not enough to simply be kind, supportive, empathic and provide a safe, nurturing environment. Today, more and more therapists are learning that evoking the kind of deep, visceral engagement that grabs clients’ full attention in this increasingly ADD culture requires us to be more directly present, more expressive, and more dynamic in the therapeutic encounter than ever before. At this year’s conference, Engaging the Emotional Brain: Tools for a New Era, we’ll focus on the emerging new synergies among neuroscience, artistic expression, revitalizing emotional experience, and psychotherapy.

    [+] [-] Advances in Trauma Treatment Today - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    This Forum will offer fresh perspectives on how our basic understanding of trauma has developed since PTSD first became accepted as official diagnosis 30 years ago. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

    • What Really Works in Trauma Therapy: Searching for Commonalities among the Acronym Therapies:Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
    • Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?: Recovering Our Systemic View of Trauma: Mary Jo Barrett, MSW
    • Treating Multiply Traumatized Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to an Overlooked Treatment Population:John Briere, PhD
    • Addictions and Trauma: Addictions as both the Problem . . . and the Solution:Janina Fisher, PhD

    Objective:
    1. Explain what really works in trauma therapy.
    2. Summarize a systemic view of trauma.
    3. Discuss to complex trauma issues in youth, including post-traumatic stress, attachment disturbance, behavioral and affect dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and identity-related issues
    4. Discover the underlying trauma or sense of shame that clients are trying to resolve when working substance abusers.

    Seminar Recording (1 hour, 56 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] Couples Therapy: Advances and Challenges in Couples Therapy Today - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    In this Forum, each participant will respond to the question “What’s the most important new idea or discovery shaping your practice with couples today?” Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

    • What I’ve Learned from My Treatment Failures: David Schnarch, Ph.D.
    • Relationships 2.0: Pat Love, Ed.D.
    • Practicing Zero Negativity:Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. & Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
    • Relational Reckoning:Terry Real, LICSW

    Objective:
    1. Explain the neurobiology of destructive relationships.
    2. Outline the new rules for treating millennial couples.
    3. Create the optimal marriage.
    4. Describe how we are confronting the limits of couple therapy.

    Seminar Recording (1 hour, 41 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] Harnessing the Power of Emotion: A Step-by-Step Approach with Susan Johnson, Ed.D. - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Since advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings.

    This workshop will guide you through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation. Through exercises and viewing sessions of Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll develop skills to use in therapy.

    Objective:
    1. Distinguish between primary and secondary emotions and use attachment theory as a road map for couples work
    2. Demonstrate how to encourage vulnerability by incorporating the “Soft, Slow, Simple” approach into your therapeutic style
    3. Utilize focused empathic reflection to reconnect, repair, and rebuild clients’ bonds
    4. Summarize process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation

    Seminar Recording (4 hours) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] Healing from the Bottom Up: How to Help Clients Access Resource States with Peter Levine - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    One of the keys to helping clients move beyond trauma is to help them learn how to access safety and positive resource states instead of repeatedly experiencing threats that no longer exist. In this workshop, we’ll focus on specific tools for reading clients’ psychological and physical cues and using their natural instincts to heal and rebalance their physiology.

    Objective:
    1. Integrate the clients’ report of their internal experience and your observations of their nonverbal behavior, including involuntary gestures, posture changes, and external indications of shifts in their autonomic nervous system
    2. Develop your capacity to read your own somatic cues as a means of assessing the client’s experience
    3. Assess the often fleeting physical cues of the internal states that indicate crucial resources clients can access as they move toward healing

    Seminar Recording (58 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] Brainspotting: Processing Trauma without Talking About It - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Symptoms of unprocessed trauma–including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety–are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But Brainspotting, a brain-based method of clearing trauma blockage, without their having to talk about it, nurtures clients’ capacity for natural self-healing. You will learn Brainspotting techniques through observation, a demonstration, and participating in a practicum.

    Objective:
    1. Show clients to follow a “Brainspot”–the eye position in the visual field associated with the activation of trauma
    2. Explain to clients how to attend to their inner experience as they release emotions that typically are out of consciousness
    3. Recognize when a traumatic block has been cleared away and the desired change has been achieved

    Seminar Recording (2 hour, 4 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] Future View: Charting Psychotherapy’s New Horizon with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Barbara Fredrickson Ph.D. - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    Features three addresses on critical questions shaping psychotherapy’s future. You’ll get a high energy snapshot of the latest developments in three critical frontiers of psychotherapy–trauma treatment, love research, and brain science–in back-to-back, 20-minute presentations from leaders in the field. Dive into workshops with any one of these presenters, getting not only the buzz of brief talks and varied perspectives, but also the spontaneity and robust learning that comes with continued conversation.

    Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: The Frontiers of Trauma Treatment
    In this Future View Address, van der Kolk will explore the most recent treatment advances in using yoga and somatic practices to help trauma survivors transform their disconnected relationship with their bodies and learn to feel safe, powerful, and effective.
    One of the world’s leading experts on trauma, Bessel van der Kolk has pioneered the study of an eclectic group of body-mind approaches—including yoga, mindfulness, EMDR, neurofeedback, sensorimotor therapy, martial arts, and theater—to help trauma survivors live fully in the present, rather than stay trapped in the past.

    A past president of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, he’s the author of Psychological Trauma, the first integrative text on trauma, and editor of Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society. His latest book, The Body Keeps the Score.

    Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D.: What if Everything You Know about Love Is Wrong?
    In this Future View Address, Fredrickson will discuss the implications of her findings about love as well as practical, straightforward ways for bringing these insights into psychotherapy.
    University of North Carolina psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson is a leader in researching the impact of positive emotion in transforming our mind, body, and ability to bounce back from hard times. Her national bestseller Positivity documented the evidence showing how positive emotions enhance creativity, inventiveness, and big-picture perceptual focus.

    Her new book, Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, challenges our limiting notions of love as defined by romance and marriage. The premise of her book is that even the most fleeting everyday moments of positive emotion set off a chain reaction of biological events that can have a critical impact on our overall emotional and physical health.

    Daniel Siegel, M.D.: Brainstorm: Lessons Adults Can Learn from the Teenage Brain
    In this Future View Address, Siegel will challenge many of the myths commonly held about the teenage brain and highlight how understanding it can make all of us more creative and self-aware.
    Over the past two decades, Daniel Siegel has devoted himself to making the complexities of neuroscience mainstream in the therapy community, creating the synergistic discipline of interpersonal neurobiology, and weaving together into one system the interlocking influences of brain science, childhood development, attachment theory, traditional spiritual practices, and psychology.

    His influential books—including The Developing Mind, The Whole Brain Child, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Mindsight, and Brainstorm—show how understanding the complex interactions of mind, body, relationship, and social structures can illuminate everything from childrearing and education to our capacities to tackle the global issues that challenge our very survival.


    Objective:
    1. Explore the most recent treatment advances in using yoga and somatic practices to help trauma survivors transform their disconnected relationship with their bodies and learn to feel safe, powerful, and effective.
    2. Discuss the implications of her findings about love as well as practical, straightforward ways for bringing these insights into psychotherapy.
    3. Challenge many of the myths commonly held about the teenage brain and highlight how understanding it can make all of us more creative and self-aware.

    Seminar Recording (1 hour, 54 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] When Talk Isn’t Enough: Embodied Awareness in the Consulting Room with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    After being traumatized, the body keeps pumping out stress hormones that make people feel frazzled, agitated, or shut down. Talk therapy alone doesn’t reset the limbic system, the part of the brain that creates a sense of fear and helplessness. In this workshop, you’ll learn how traumatic imprints can be addressed using techniques drawn from yoga, theater, and somatic therapy.

    Objective
    1. Demonstrate breathing, posture, facial, and vocal exercises to energize your therapeutic presence and enhance your mirroring of the client’s words and expressions
    2. Implement techniques for projecting different messages (empathy, support, authority, guidance) through how you stand, sit, and walk
    3. Explain how to make yourself “heard” through your body language and movements
    4. Discuss how to bring more mindfulness and optimism into your approach with clients

    Seminar Recording (2 hour, 35 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] What is This Thing Called Love? The Neuroscience of Positive Emotion with Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. - [Seminar Recording]
    PRODUCT CODE
    We tend to think of love as an emotion felt only in particular relationships with specific individuals. But radical new research now reveals that love is something more immediate that can even be shared with a stranger you’ve just met. In this workshop, you’ll explore the implications of this new understanding of love for clinical practice.

    Objective:
    1. Discuss how micro-moments of love can ignite powerful mental, physical, and emotional changes
    2. Explain the connections between positive emotion, neural integration, and improvements in overall health and well-being
    3. Describe how therapists can make use of this biologically integrative experience in their clinical work to help clients enhance their ability to feel tenderness, warmth, and compassion

    Seminar Recording (2 hour, 26 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below

    Authors:
    MARY JO BARRETT, MSW, DON MEICHENBAUM, PH.D., JOHN BRIERE, PH.D., JANINA FISHER, PH.D., PAT LOVE, ED.D., HARVILLE HENDRIX, PH.D., TERRENCE REAL, LICSW, HELEN LAKELLY HUNT, PH.D., DAVID SCHNARCH, PH.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., MARLENE BEST, PH.D., PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D., DAVID GRAND, PH.D., BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D., BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.

    2015 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

    The Colors of Tomorrow
    Envision the Future of Your Practice
    With all the challenges and uncertainties in our profession, the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium is the one source of skill training, intellectual stimulation, support, and inspiration you can rely on. Each year, it offers conversation and creativity among people who “get” what you face from day to day. Not only is the Symposium the best educational bonanza in the field, but it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling connected, fortified, and well prepared to look into the future and see what “the colors of tomorrow” are for you.

    Expand Your Sense of Possibilities - Embrace the Colors of Tomorrow
    The Symposium not only charts the field’s latest advances, but it creates a deeply personal, face-to-face learning community of colleagues, teachers, and role models dedicated to showing you how you can become more of the therapist you wish to be. This year’s program features one of the most celebrated assemblages of featured speakers ever to be included in a single Symposium.
    Authors:
    JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D., BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D., JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D., DAVID GRAND, PH.D., DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD, RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PHD, ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D., TAMMY NELSON, PHD

    2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium: From Attachment to Creativity

    Find Fresh Inspiration to Open New Possibilities

    The 39th annual Networker Symposium-From Attachment to Creativity: Accessing Our Resources for Change- focuses on the vital but delicate combination of almost contrary clinical traits:

    The ability to make clients feel safe and comfortable, while at the same time nurturing the capacity for clinical daring that can propel clients outside the narrow range of their habitual comfort zones.

    Clinical experts and world-renowned researchers Steven Porges, PhD, Susan Johnson EdD, David Grand, PhD, David Feinstein, PhD, Rick Hanson, PhD and many more have come together to bring you the best therapies – the kind of twofer therapies that are most effective - a stable, supportive holding presence and the clinical ingenuity to evoke something both unexpected and enlivening in the client. These experts will challenge your thinking and bring you:
    • Innovative strategies that open up new possibilities with even your toughest cases
    • Creative approaches and practical insights from the field’s best teachers
    • Innovative models and down-to-earth guidance on building a thriving practice

    As a Free Bonus, we’ve included Rick Hanson’s keynote address How Hard Times Can Open the Heart: Deepening Your Brain’s Natural Powers for Healing to inspire you and open possibilities for living a fuller, more aware life.
    Authors:
    DAVID GRAND, PH.D., DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD, MARY JO BARRETT, MSW, LINDA STONE FISH, MSW, PHD, DAVID FEINSTEIN, PH.D., SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D., RICK HANSON, PH.D., JANINA FISHER, PH.D., REID WILSON, PH.D., STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D., JAMES COAN, PHD

    25 Custom Treatment Techniques for Anxious and Depressed Clients

    • Identify and treat the 7 types of anxious and depressed clients
    • Help your clients find balance and make lifestyle changes
    • Motivate the low energy and depressed client
    • Custom treatment methods for every type of client

    Anxiety and depression are the most common of exhibiting symptoms and present a special challenge when they co-occur in the same client---which they often do. Caught in a mix of symptoms that affect their ability to respond to treatment, different clients require different approaches. Join national speaker and author, Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, as she identifies seven types of anxious and depressed clients and delivers over 25 custom treatment techniques you can use immediately.

    Based on her extensive clinical experience and solid foundation in research, Dr. Wehrenberg will give you the tools to:

    • Motivate the Low Energy Client
    • Redirect the mental energy of the Hopeless Ruminator
    • Calm the Panicky Depressive
    • Introduce choice with the Worried and Exhausted
    • Break the routines of the Quiet Avoider
    • Teach balance to the High Energy and Depressed client
    • Challenge the beliefs of the Highly Anxious

    Clinicians will learn the hallmarks of these variations of comorbid anxiety and depression and will be able to apply treatment approaches that really work to resolve them.
    Author:
    MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.

    30 Brain-Based Strategies & Whole-Brain Child Workbook Bundle

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know & What Happens at Home & School - [Seminar Recording]
    046040
    Bridging the Gap between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

    In this recording, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom.

    Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions-even in high-stress moments.   You will learn how to accurately assess a child’s temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.

    Objectives:
    1. Explain why emotional responsiveness is an essential intervention strategy for developing the brain and creating long-term mental health and resilience.
    2. Distinguish the connection between reactivity and the threat-detection system in the brain.
    3. Identify when parents need to make shifts at home, versus when a child actually needs therapy.
    4. Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
    5. Describe how to communicate these basic concepts to parents.

    1 Hour, 30 Minutes. CE Available - See Below.

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic & Social Skills for Back to School - [Seminar Recording]
    046465
    Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

    In this DVD, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses the challenges she most frequently addresses with parents, students, educators, and professionals when it comes to kids in the classroom. At school, many children have emotional, academic, and social hurdles to overcome. This DVD will discuss how to create new associations with learning and the school environment, and how to help kids build skills and become resilient.

    Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children transition back to school, be confident students, and have a successful academic year. Attendees will be exposed to the most important and frequent perspectives and strategies Dr. Bryson teaches parents, educators, and mental health professionals in her office as a pediatric and adolescent psychologist, and as the School Counselor at St. Mark's School in Altadena, California.

    Objectives:
    1. Explain how neural associations impact children's ability to learn and handle their emotions in school and how to change negative associations.
    2. Distinguish the connection between social skills and executive function in the brain.
    3. Identify when we should give children time to develop, versus initiating intervention and evaluation.
    4. Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
    5. Describe how to overcome resistance to assessment and intervention.
    6. Ascertain a new lens to help focus on skill-building instead of diagnosis.

    1 Hour, 30 Minutes. CE Available - See Below.

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children Overcome Anxiety and Promote Resilience- [Seminar Recording]
    048140
    In this ninety-minute webcast, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline) discusses the primary ways she brings the brain into her work with the children, adolescents, and parents who visit her office each week. Focusing on both the latest research and clinical application, Dr. Bryson will explain how she helps her young clients better understand themselves and their own brains, thus helping them overcome anxiety and develop resilience within themselves.

    Using stories and case examples, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically-grounded strategies that can help psychotherapists better understand the brains of the kids they work with, and communicate that understanding to parents and the children themselves so that kids can feel less anxious and more in control of their bodies and emotions.

    10 Brain-Based Approaches for Children
    • Connection between body, brain, and emotions, and what produces feelings of nervousness and fear.
    • Learn to recognize anxiety and other negative emotions as messages sent by the body and brain.
    • Use strategies and effective responses that “work for your brain and body.”
    • Understand neural plasticity and how kids can affect their brains by understanding and responding to their anxiety.
    • Describe the brain as an association machine, by understanding mental and neural associations, kids can more effectively respond to what they’re feeling.
    • Help kids understand that the brain’s job is to get a need met, and recognize their anxiety as a signal that the brain needs some sort of shift.
    • Demonstrate how nervous system arousal works, and how resilience is about remaining in the optimal window for wellbeing and happiness.
    • Show how discipline and learning are guided by nervous system arousal, and how we determine at what point anxiety impairs this process.
    • Introduce kids to the role mindfulness plays in addressing fear and anxiety.
    • Teach tools of the mind and tools of the body, which allow children to overcome anxiety and build skills that help them control their anxious emotions and make good and healthy decisions.

    Ojective:
    1. Demonstrate multiple approaches to helping anxious children comprehend fundamental facts about the brain and to understand how their own brains and nervous systems contribute to their overall perspective of their world and themselves.
    2. Describe and demonstrate how adults can use these approaches to teach children to help them take control of their emotions, be happier, feel less nervous, and make better decisions.
    3. Explain the importance of exploring and understanding the neurobiological activation behind difficult emotions and troubling behavior.

    CE Available - see below

    [+] [-] The Whole-Brain Child Workbook Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities to Nurture Developing Minds - [WorkBook]
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    A Personalized Workbook to Help You Deepen, Reflect On, and Apply Whole-Brain Principles

    Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson speak to audiences all over the world about their immensely popular best-sellers, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. The message Dan and Tina continually receive from their audiences, whether live or virtual, is that people are hungry for the opportunity to take the Whole-Brain ideas and go deeper with them.
    Thanks to this new workbook, they now can.

    The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical ways to implement the concepts -- and bring them to life for themselves and for their children.

    • Dozens of clear, practical and age-specific exercises and activities.
    • Applications for clinicians, parents, educators, grandparents and care-givers!


    No CE Available for book.

    Authors:
    TINA PAYNE BRYSON, PH.D., DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.

    30 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Bundle

    In this DVD package, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) reveals 30 different brain-based strategies to help children with anxiety, social skills, classroom difficulties, decision making and more! Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains scientifically grounded strategies that will help children. Get exposed to the most important perspectives and strategies!

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know & What Happens at Home & School - [Seminar Recording]
    046040
    Bridging the Gap between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

    In this recording, best-selling author Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses how to increase the effectiveness of your treatment by working with parents to reduce the backwards steps taken when a child leaves the therapy office or classroom.

    Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children handle their emotions and make better decisions-even in high-stress moments.   You will learn how to accurately assess a child’s temperament and the key questions to provide a great understanding of family dynamics and parenting styles. Walk away from this recording with the tools to improve outcomes by working more effectively with the entire family as part of the process.

    Objectives:
    1. Explain why emotional responsiveness is an essential intervention strategy for developing the brain and creating long-term mental health and resilience.
    2. Distinguish the connection between reactivity and the threat-detection system in the brain.
    3. Identify when parents need to make shifts at home, versus when a child actually needs therapy.
    4. Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
    5. Describe how to communicate these basic concepts to parents.

    1 Hour, 30 Minutes. CE Available - See Below.

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children in the Classroom Improve Emotional, Academic & Social Skills for Back to School - [Seminar Recording]
    046465
    Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School

    In this DVD, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses the challenges she most frequently addresses with parents, students, educators, and professionals when it comes to kids in the classroom. At school, many children have emotional, academic, and social hurdles to overcome. This DVD will discuss how to create new associations with learning and the school environment, and how to help kids build skills and become resilient.

    Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children transition back to school, be confident students, and have a successful academic year. Attendees will be exposed to the most important and frequent perspectives and strategies Dr. Bryson teaches parents, educators, and mental health professionals in her office as a pediatric and adolescent psychologist, and as the School Counselor at St. Mark's School in Altadena, California.

    Objectives:
    1. Explain how neural associations impact children's ability to learn and handle their emotions in school and how to change negative associations.
    2. Distinguish the connection between social skills and executive function in the brain.
    3. Identify when we should give children time to develop, versus initiating intervention and evaluation.
    4. Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
    5. Describe how to overcome resistance to assessment and intervention.
    6. Ascertain a new lens to help focus on skill-building instead of diagnosis.

    1 Hour, 30 Minutes. CE Available - See Below.

    [+] [-] 10 Brain-Based Strategies: Help Children Overcome Anxiety and Promote Resilience- [Seminar Recording]
    048140
    In this ninety-minute webcast, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline) discusses the primary ways she brings the brain into her work with the children, adolescents, and parents who visit her office each week. Focusing on both the latest research and clinical application, Dr. Bryson will explain how she helps her young clients better understand themselves and their own brains, thus helping them overcome anxiety and develop resilience within themselves.

    Using stories and case examples, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically-grounded strategies that can help psychotherapists better understand the brains of the kids they work with, and communicate that understanding to parents and the children themselves so that kids can feel less anxious and more in control of their bodies and emotions.

    10 Brain-Based Approaches for Children
    • Connection between body, brain, and emotions, and what produces feelings of nervousness and fear.
    • Learn to recognize anxiety and other negative emotions as messages sent by the body and brain.
    • Use strategies and effective responses that “work for your brain and body.”
    • Understand neural plasticity and how kids can affect their brains by understanding and responding to their anxiety.
    • Describe the brain as an association machine, by understanding mental and neural associations, kids can more effectively respond to what they’re feeling.
    • Help kids understand that the brain’s job is to get a need met, and recognize their anxiety as a signal that the brain needs some sort of shift.
    • Demonstrate how nervous system arousal works, and how resilience is about remaining in the optimal window for wellbeing and happiness.
    • Show how discipline and learning are guided by nervous system arousal, and how we determine at what point anxiety impairs this process.
    • Introduce kids to the role mindfulness plays in addressing fear and anxiety.
    • Teach tools of the mind and tools of the body, which allow children to overcome anxiety and build skills that help them control their anxious emotions and make good and healthy decisions.

    Ojective:
    1. Demonstrate multiple approaches to helping anxious children comprehend fundamental facts about the brain and to understand how their own brains and nervous systems contribute to their overall perspective of their world and themselves.
    2. Describe and demonstrate how adults can use these approaches to teach children to help them take control of their emotions, be happier, feel less nervous, and make better decisions.
    3. Explain the importance of exploring and understanding the neurobiological activation behind difficult emotions and troubling behavior.

    CE Available - see below

    Author:
    TINA PAYNE BRYSON, PH.D.

    50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens

    Discover proven techniques for depression, ADHD, anxiety, anger, acting out, trauma and more. Mood boosters for depression include movement such as mindful walking, mindful yoga, and mindful qi-gong. Proven practices for ADHD, executive function and impulse control disorders include “urge surfing,” “STOP,” “SLOW”, “SIFT” and more. Skills to soothe trauma and anxiety like “seeking stillness,” “touchpoints,” and “four elements” practices will be taught and practiced as a group. We will practice skills that build emotional and social intelligence, including mindfulness of music, listening and body awareness exercises.

    • Give kids tools to recognize and work with their difficult emotions and impulses
    • Promote mindfulness practice outside the clinical hour
    • Techniques to engage the most resistant and reluctant kids
    • Adapt mindfulness exercises to all kinds of minds
    • Use technology to support practice
    • Mindfulness to complement play, CBT, expressive, dynamic and other therapies
    • Techniques for challenges at home, the classroom, performances and social situations

    Mindfulness is more than just breathing, and so is this workshop. Participants should be prepared for an experiential day practicing a variety of mindfulness techniques including awareness, movement, games, play, and creative/expressive activities that can be practiced by young people and adults alike. Special attention will also be given to harnessing the power of technology and social media. Learning will take the form of lecture, video, case presentations, small group and dyad activities as well as experiential activities and ample time for question and answer and discussion with colleagues.

    Author and psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard in this engaging day will share personal and professional anecdotes from his experience as a working psychologist from inner-city schools to college campuses, from Harvard Medical School to teen meditation retreats. This workshop inspires, but more importantly empowers you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness practices to young people in practical yet engaging ways.
    Author:
    CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D.

    50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens

    [+] [-] Growing Mindful - [Reference Card]
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    Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!









    No CE Available for book.

    [+] [-] 50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens - [Seminar Recording]
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    Discover proven techniques for depression, ADHD, anxiety, anger, acting out, trauma and more. Mood boosters for depression include movement such as mindful walking, mindful yoga, and mindful qi-gong. Proven practices for ADHD, executive function and impulse control disorders include “urge surfing,” “STOP,” “SLOW”, “SIFT” and more. Skills to soothe trauma and anxiety like “seeking stillness,” “touchpoints,” and “four elements” practices will be taught and practiced as a group. We will practice skills that build emotional and social intelligence, including mindfulness of music, listening and body awareness exercises.

    • Give kids tools to recognize and work with their difficult emotions and impulses
    • Promote mindfulness practice outside the clinical hour
    • Techniques to engage the most resistant and reluctant kids
    • Adapt mindfulness exercises to all kinds of minds
    • Use technology to support practice
    • Mindfulness to complement play, CBT, expressive, dynamic and other therapies
    • Techniques for challenges at home, the classroom, performances and social situations

    Mindfulness is more than just breathing, and so is this workshop. Participants should be prepared for an experiential day practicing a variety of mindfulness techniques including awareness, movement, games, play, and creative/expressive activities that can be practiced by young people and adults alike. Special attention will also be given to harnessing the power of technology and social media. Learning will take the form of lecture, video, case presentations, small group and dyad activities as well as experiential activities and ample time for question and answer and discussion with colleagues.

    Join author and psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard in this engaging day! He will share personal and professional anecdotes from his experience as a working psychologist from inner-city schools to college campuses, from Harvard Medical School to teen meditation retreats. This workshop inspires, but more importantly empowers you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness practices to young people in practical yet engaging ways.

    Seminar Recording (5 hour, 59 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below
    Authors:
    CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D.

    50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens

    [+] [-] Growing Mindful - [Card Deck]
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    Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!










    No CE Available for book.

    [+] [-] Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens - [Hardcover Book]
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    Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs.

    Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.



    No CE Available for book.

    [+] [-] 50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens - [Seminar Recording]
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    Discover proven techniques for depression, ADHD, anxiety, anger, acting out, trauma and more. Mood boosters for depression include movement such as mindful walking, mindful yoga, and mindful qi-gong. Proven practices for ADHD, executive function and impulse control disorders include “urge surfing,” “STOP,” “SLOW”, “SIFT” and more. Skills to soothe trauma and anxiety like “seeking stillness,” “touchpoints,” and “four elements” practices will be taught and practiced as a group. We will practice skills that build emotional and social intelligence, including mindfulness of music, listening and body awareness exercises.

    • Give kids tools to recognize and work with their difficult emotions and impulses
    • Promote mindfulness practice outside the clinical hour
    • Techniques to engage the most resistant and reluctant kids
    • Adapt mindfulness exercises to all kinds of minds
    • Use technology to support practice
    • Mindfulness to complement play, CBT, expressive, dynamic and other therapies
    • Techniques for challenges at home, the classroom, performances and social situations

    Mindfulness is more than just breathing, and so is this workshop. Participants should be prepared for an experiential day practicing a variety of mindfulness techniques including awareness, movement, games, play, and creative/expressive activities that can be practiced by young people and adults alike. Special attention will also be given to harnessing the power of technology and social media. Learning will take the form of lecture, video, case presentations, small group and dyad activities as well as experiential activities and ample time for question and answer and discussion with colleagues.

    Join author and psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard in this engaging day! He will share personal and professional anecdotes from his experience as a working psychologist from inner-city schools to college campuses, from Harvard Medical School to teen meditation retreats. This workshop inspires, but more importantly empowers you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness practices to young people in practical yet engaging ways.

    Seminar Recording (5 hour, 59 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions. CE Available - see below
    Authors:
    CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PSY.D., MITCH R ABBLETT, PH.D.
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