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2012 Brief Therapy Conference: Lasting Solutions | Seminar on 14 DVDs
Multiple Presenters
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2012-09-01 / X50880
Collaborative Therapies
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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

This package includes select sessions from the 4 main days of the 2012 Brief Therapy Conference, held in San Francisco, California.

PRACTICING THE NEW NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Group and individual demonstrations of Rossi's new Activity-Dependent Approaches to the 4-stage creative process for optimizing of gene expression, brain plasticity, problem solving and mind-body healing. Practical approaches for all the psychotherapies as presented in Rossi's 2012 book, Creating Consciousness: How Therapists can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty, and Truth.

OBJECTIVES
List 3 activity-dependent approaches to facilitating gene expression, brain plasticity, and mind-body healing in psychotherapy
Build skills in recognizing and facilitating the 4-stage creative process in psychotherapy with implicit processing heuristics

ABOUT ERNEST ROSSI, Ph.D.

Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned psychotherapist, teacher and pioneer in the psychobiology of mind-body healing. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Erickson Foundation, 1980; American Association of Psychotherapy, 2003; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in 2008. Rossi has published 36 books and 175 papers on therapeutic hypnosis, psychotherapy, dreams, consciousness & creativity. Most recent book: Creating Consciousness: How Psychotherapists can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty & Truth.

ATTENTION: THE ELIXIR OF THERAPEUTIC GROWTH

Dr. Polster will flesh out the roles of an attention triad of concentration, fascination and curiosity in evoking amplified interpersonal immersion in the therapeutic process. The resulting involvement leads to a quasi-hypnotic energy opening the client to new experience. Conceptual perspectives will be elaborated, augmented by demonstrations of therapy sessions.

OBJECTIVES
Create a combination of safety and urgency in the therapeutic relationship
See past the client's self-denigration and accentuate contrastingly enabling qualities
Evoke those stories which help clients recognize the actuality of their lives

ABOUT ERVING POLSTER, Ph.D.

Erving Polster, Ph.D., is a veteran teacher of Gestalt therapy and has attracted students worldwide to homebase in San Diego. He has authored 5 books, including the classic Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Contours of Theory & Practice, Uncommon Ground: To Enhance Everyday Living, and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, as well as numerous anthology chapters, elaborating therapy basics. He is currently completing a book on the Life Focus Community, an instrumentality in the communal application of psychotherapy.

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

ABOUT JEFF ZEIG, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, and architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the Brief Therapy Conference, the Couples Conference, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Psychotherapy. He is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals; Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. A clinical psychologist, Zeig has a private practice and conducts workshops internationally in 40 countries. He has been an invited speaker at major universities and teaching hospitals and has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in 12 foreign languages.

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

ABOUT STEPHEN GILLIGAN, Ph.D.

Stephan Gilligan, Ph.D., was among the group of students who gathered around the founders of NLP during its formation at U.C. Santa Cruz from 1974-1977. Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson became his teachers and mentors. He became a premier teacher and practitioner of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Motivated by his experiences as a therapist, a teacher, and by his own personal quest, he developed a new practice of radical awakening incorporating Ericksonian psychotherapy, Aikido, Buddhism, meditation, and the performance arts. His work, known as Self-relations Psychotherapy, reconnects mind-body processes and encourages and supports radical change. His eight books include the classic Therapeutic Trances, The Courage to Love, The Legacy of Milton Erickson, The Hero’s Journey (with Robert Dilts), and the forthcoming Generative Trance.

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

ABOUT ERNEST ROSSI, Ph.D.

Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., is an internationally-renowned psychotherapist, teacher, and pioneer in the psychobiology of mind-body healing. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Erickson Foundation, 1980; American Association of Psychotherapy, 2003; and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2008. Rossi has published 36 books and 175 papers on therapeutic hypnosis, psychotherapy, dreams, consciousness and creativity. His most recent book is Creating Consciousness: How Psychotherapists Can Facilitate Wonder, Wisdom, Beauty & Truth.

DEMO 4: REMARKABLE ACTS OF CHANGE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Dr. Lerner will offer clinical examples of how she uses straight-forward "coaching" that invites clients, in relatively few sessions, to experiment with bold acts of change that can change everything. She will outline the theoretical perspective that guides this work, and share her personal experience with systems-based remarkable acts of change.

OBJECTIVES
Describe the concept of "differentiation of self" in systems theory as can be applied to the "coaching" process in brief psychotherapy
Explain how a multigenerational perspective can enhance the therapist's ability to facilitate change in brief psychotherapy

ABOUT HARRIET LERNER, Ph.D.

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nation’s most respected voices on the psychology of women and marriage and family relationships. For three decades, she was a staff psychologist and psychotherapist at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka Kansas and a faculty member and supervisor in the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. Currently in private practice in Lawrence Kansas, she is the author of numerous scholarly articles and 11 books, including The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, Women in Therapy, The Dance of Connection, and The Dance of Fear. Lerner has been a guest on Oprah, CNN, NPR and numerous other media. She is also, with her sister, an award-winning children’s book author, and she hosts a blog for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. Lerner’s new book is Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and The Coupled Up.

DEMO 5: 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

ABOUT BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT

Bill O’Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has written over 30 books, including several on brief therapy—A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy, The Change Your Life Book and Do One Thing Different, which landed him on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also was Milton Erickson’s gardener in 1977. Since 1978, O’Hanlon has given over 3,000 talks worldwide. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He also is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, and clear and accessible style. Find out more about him at www.billohanlon.com.

DEMO 6: 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

ABOUT PETER LEVINE, Ph.D.

Peter Levine, Ph.D., is a therapist, author, and educator who specializes in the treatment and understanding of chronic stress and tonic immobility, more commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (a body awareness approach to the treatment of trauma) and founder of the non-profit educational and research organization The Somatic Experiencing Training Institute (formerly known as The Foundation for Human Enrichment), dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He is also an author of numerous books about trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and the New York Times best seller Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.

DEMO 7: 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

ABOUT MICHAEL YAPKO, Ph.D.

Michael Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who is internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, brief psychotherapy, and the strategic treatment of depression. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world (30 countries). He is the author of 12 books including, Mindfulness and Hypnosis and the classic text, Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (4th ed.). He is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to hypnosis and psychotherapy from the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and the International Society of Hypnosis.

CHANGING THE DOING, VIEWING AND CONTEXT: THE ESSENCE OF ALL BRIEF THERAPY

After making a connection with and establishing a relationship with the client, Bill O'Hanlon contends that all brief therapy relies on some variation or combination of three interventions: Changing the doing (actions/interactions), changing the viewing (focus of attention and meaning attribution/interpretation), and changing the context (the social or physical environment) involved in or around the problem. This seminar recording will give details about how to conceptualize and implement these shifts in brief clinical work.

OBJECTIVES
List the three major intervention types in brief therapy
Use at least one method of changing the doing
Use at least one method of changing the viewing

ABOUT BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT

Bill O’Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has written over 30 books, including several on brief therapy including, A Brief Guide to Brief Therapy, The Change Your Life Book and Do One Thing Different, which landed him on Oprah. He was Milton Erickson’s gardener in 1977. Since 1978, O’Hanlon has given over 3,000 talks all over the world. He has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and was awarded the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He also is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style. Find out more about him at www.billohanlon.com.

BARGAINS WITH CHAOS: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES

We witness a continuous parade of stars, financial gurus, clergy, politicians and athletes who enter rehabs sometimes repetitively. Is this about media coverage or are these elite canaries in the coal mines of our culture signifying a greater danger? Our understanding of addictions with the aid of neuroscience is expanding dramatically. With it is the realization of cultural and scientific shifts which underline the therapist's role in facing our number one public health problem. One of the gifts of this challenge is our growth in technology which will transform what every therapist does for a living and maybe how humans evolve. But maybe we professionals are like the famous - reluctant to face difficult realities.

OBJECTIVES
Identify cultural and scientific shifts that impact a therapist's role
List new ways to incorporate technology into your professional practice

ABOUT PATRICK CARNES, Ph.D., CAS

Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., CAS, is a nationally known speaker on sex addiction and recovery issues. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict, The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships, Open Hearts, Facing the Shadow, In the Shadows of the Net, and The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction. Carnes is currently the Executive Director of the Gentle Path program at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is the primary architect of Gentle Path treatment programs for the treatment of sexual and addictive disorders. He also pioneered the founding of the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist program. Carines was awarded the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). Each year, SASH (formerly known as NCSA/C) bestows a “Carnes Award” to deserving researchers and clinicians who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexual medicine.

THE ART OF PERSUASION: CHANGING THE MIND ON OCD

Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist's primary task. Altering perception - not adding technique - helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. You will learn a persuasive strategy - built out of whole cloth but within the first session - that will frame the entire treatment protocol.

OBJECTIVES
Explain the two primary, though dysfunctional, objectives of clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Defend the importance of altering perception, as opposed to utilizing technique, to help clients with OCD
Describe and utilize a persuasive strategy to frame the treatment protocols for OCD

ABOUT REID WILSON, Ph.D.

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is author of the classic self-help book, Don’t Panic, co-author, with Dr. Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing!, and co-author of “Achieving Comfortable Flight”, a self-help kit for the fearful flier. (He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier.) Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for 12 years, and as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His free self-help website - www.anxieties.com - serves 385,000 visitors (16 million hits) every year.

FINDING FREEDOM FROM PAIN: SOLVING THE COMPLEX PUZZLE OF TRAUMA AND PAIN

The incidence of persistent and chronic pain conditions have become a public health crisis with more people suffering from chronic pain than from diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. The cost of suffering (human and financial) is huge and in part results from the fact that pain is so complex—ranging far beyond the intersection of neural transmission and sensory experience. The puzzle of pain involves a complicated labyrinth of emotions, sensations, culture, individual experience, genetics, spiritual meaning, as well as habitual physiological reactions.

This seminar recording presents both the art and science of working with the resources of the body to reverse the effects of physical, emotional, and trauma related pain. From our many years of experience, we have found that the one factor that has not been sufficiently considered in the war on pain is the role of unresolved trauma that is held in the body. We will present a multi-level approach to the treatment of pain and trauma including: ways to work with trauma that may have caused the pain through accident, injury, disease or other overwhelming events; discovering how persistent emotional and physical pain become traumatizing in and of themselves; working with unresolved trauma that predates the pain condition that becomes triggered by the current pain problem; exploring how early childhood trauma, perinatal stress, and attachment trauma become barriers to healing and how to help resolve these residual patterns. We will demonstrate skills of emotional and sensate self-regulation, body awareness, work with pendulum rhythms, somatic resourcing, expansion of innate resilience, and how to recognize and break free of the posttraumatic pain trap. You will also learn strategies for dealing effectively with dissociation; anxiety, fear, and panic; helplessness and hopelessness; and anger, rage, and irritability that are often associated with pain. Opportunity to consult with us about specific pain conditions including fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic regional pain, and back, neck and shoulder pain will also be provided.

OBJECTIVES
Identify 5 types of trauma involved in the treatment of pain
Practice two self-regulation skills that can help with physical, emotional, and trauma-related pain
Practice two techniques to work with various reactions related to fight, flight, and freeze responses that maintain chronic pain
Practice two strategies to shift bracing and constriction patterns in the body that contribute to pain
Demonstrate how unresolved past trauma can be released to reset the nervous system and heal pain

ABOUT PETER LEVINE, Ph.D.

Peter Levine, Ph.D., is a therapist, author, and educator who specializes in the treatment and understanding of chronic stress and tonic immobility, more commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing® (a body awareness approach to the treatment of trauma) and founder of the non-profit educational and research organization The Somatic Experiencing Training Institute (formerly known as The Foundation for Human Enrichment), dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He is also an author of numerous books about trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness and the New York Times best seller Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.

ABOUT MAGGIE PHILLIPS, Ph.D.

Maggie Phillips, Ph.D., lives and works as a clinical psychologist in the Oakland Hills above the San Francisco Bay. As the author of numerous papers and articles on trauma, dissociation, ego-state therapy, hypnosis, and mind-body healing, she specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress and pain disorders. Dr. Phillips is author of Reversing Chronic Pain, Finding the Energy to Heal, Healing the Divided Self, and Body-Focused Therapy Can Help Restore Mind-Body Health.

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O'Hanlon, Bill
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Rossi, Ernest L
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Yapko, Michael D
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