Thursday Pre-Conference Clinical Workshops: 9:30 A.M – Noon & 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Who Says It’s Always Toxic?
As a society, we often appear to be waging a war on stress, but it’s time to reconsider our one-sided view. We have a choice about whether to view stressful situations as being invariably toxic or as opportunities to face a healthy challenge. … read more
What to Do When Things Get Messy and Uncomfortable
Mary Jo Barrett & Linda Stone Fish
When working with trauma cases do you see clients go into flight, fight, and/or freeze? Do they yell at you, insult you, or leave the session? Are there times you find yourself getting angry … read more
What Works and What Doesn’t
While the field of positive psychology emphasizes building on clients’ internal strengths rather than their “pathology,” many therapists remain unsure of how to put its emphasis on gratitude and optimism to practical use in the consulting room. In addition, they often don’t know … read more
A Game Show Approach
We all want to do what’s ethical, and get the CEs to boot, but slogging through most ethics courses can be a tiresome bore. Not this time! This workshop (back by popular demand) features a game show that’s entertaining, engaging, and high-spirited. Participants will … read more
A Rapid Transformative Approach
Increasingly, therapists are discovering that when clients are immobilized by trauma or overwhelming affect, there’s a method that can help resolve the problem. Energy Psychology (EP) techniques are easy to learn. With ongoing research that includes over 70 published studies and three meta-analyses, EP … read more
Getting Beyond Myths and Stereotypes
Working with some clients’ edgy erotic behavior can challenge a therapist’s own values and deeply held beliefs about sex and relationships. This workshop will include videos, live demonstrations, and small-group discussion about unconventional sexual practices to help therapists face their own preconceived notions … read more
From Devastation to Hope
Although it’s important for therapists to help clients process the painful and often demoralizing effects of trauma, it’s also crucial to nurture their potential for new possibilities of healing through post-traumatic growth (PTG). In fact, learning respectful ways to plant seeds of hope and … read more