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Annual Conference Friday Only - 6 CEs Member Special Bill O'Hanlon

  • March 04, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Doubletree Skokie 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077 -- Versailles Ballroom
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IMHCA Annual Conference
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Friday - March 4, 2016
Bill O'Hanlon

Topic: Resolving Trauma Without Drama: New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People with post-traumatic stress often suffer for years and develop a variety of troubling and often crippling problems. This workshop will detail a philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized. An array of new methods have shown that previous conceptions and methods of working with trauma are unnecessarily long-term and re-traumatizing. These new approaches, rather than being based on the past and deterministic models, are oriented towards the present and future and a sense of possibilities. You will leave equipped with a different understanding of how to treat trauma and four specific methods you can use right away in your work.

Through lecture, videotaped examples and handouts, participants will be equipped with new tools and ideas to work briefly, effectively and respectfully with even severe and long-standing traumas. Learn how some people turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic stress and the research that shows how they accomplish that. In addition to learning new models and methods, come prepared to be entertained. Bill is a lively speaker whose humor and engagement with the audience makes his presentations fun and enlivening.

Bill has limited speaking engagements.  At this time this is only one of two presentations he has scheduled in 2016.

Don't miss this opportunity.

Super Early registration until July 1, 2015 only $45 for IMHCA members.

Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., is psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He co-developed Solution-Oriented Therapy, a form of Solution focused brief therapy and has authored or co-authored over 30 books (ranging from brief therapy for various clinical topics to those about publishing). He is also a musician who plays guitar and has written several songs available online.

O'Hanlon was a psychology student at Arizona State University in 1973, when he met the psychiatrist and hypnotherapist Milton H. Erickson at the Matthews Art Gallery on campus. After that encounter, O'Hanlon tracked down and read every article by Dr. Erickson, and after writing Erickson a letter in 1977, he became Erickson's gardener in exchange for Erickson teaching O'Hanlon hypnosis and psychotherapy.

O'Hanlon went on to become an advocate, translator and teacher of Ericksonian therapy and hypnosis around the world, presenting over 3,000 talks, including the first presentation on Erickson's work in Finland.

Workshop will be 6.0 CEs/PDs for LPC/LCPC; LSW/LCSW; LMFT; Psychologists.

Lunch is on your own.

Hours: 9am-4pm

Space is limited. This workshop will sell out.

Cancellation Policy.
Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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