1. Inclusive therapy: Reclaiming Devalued Experience
2. Future Pull: Did you know that the future can cause the present?
3. In the shape of a bottle: Changing patterns that were shaped by the trauma
4. Re-connection: Challenging dissociation and disconnection in the wake of trauma
Summary: Thriving Through Crisis: Turning Post-traumatic Stress Into Post-Traumatic Success
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Workshop Description: For years, the preferred treatment of Bipolar Disorder has primarily been medication management, with psychotherapy frequently being viewed simply as an adjunctive support. Over the past decade, however, more and more research has demonstrated the significant positive effects targeted psychotherapy can have on diminishing mood swings and allowing individuals who struggle with Bipolar Disorder to increase overall productively and life satisfaction. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the most effective therapeutic interventions in working with this population, in additional to gaining a deeper understanding of Bipolar Disorder and differential diagnosis.
Presenter Bio: Catherine Ness is a psychotherapist and the owner of Affective Counseling. Catherine has been practicing individual and group counseling for 13 years in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers and private practice. Catherine has developed a passion for working with those who have Bipolar Disorder and educating therapists about tangible techniques, outside of medication management, that improve the lives of those struggling with this disorder. Over the past 7 years, 75% of Catherine’s caseload have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Recognizing the lack of specific interventions for this population, Catherine has rigorously researched the most current and effective techniques available in addition to combining her extensive experience to develop a method of treatment that allows her clients to achieve mood stabilization and meet personal goals.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch: is on your own.
Presenter Bio: Beryl J. Armstrong lives in Homewood, Illinois with her husband and twin daughters. Beryl has over 20 years of counseling experience. She has worked in various settings including religious, community, hospital, nursing homes, and medical clinics. Beryl currently serves as a Behavioral Health Provider at Family Christian Health Center located in Harvey, IL. Beryl is a counselor trainer and supervisor. She is a featured presenter on the Mental Health Academy; an online training platform for counselor, social workers and psychologist. Beryl believes that the nature of a person can be shaped by immutable things such as upbringing and traumatic experiences. Beryl is known as the transformational specialist.
Jeffrey's books will be for sale at the workshop!
Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prominent authors and presenters in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, health, education, and advocacy. He has written over 100 books about a wide range of subjects, including On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, Relationships in Counseling and the Counselor’s Life, On Being a Master Therapist, Secrets of Exceptional Counselors, and most recently, Living and Being a Therapist: Selected Writings of Jeffrey Kottler.Jeffrey has also written several successful trade books about a variety of psychological themes: Private Moments, Secret Selves, Divine Madness: Ten Stories of Creative Struggle, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, What You Don’t Know About Leadership But Probably Should, and the best-selling true crime book, The Last Victim: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers that was produced as a feature film (Dear Mr. Gacy).Jeffrey has been a counselor, therapist, supervisor, and educator for 45 years, having worked a preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, hospital, medical school, refugee resettlement agency, nongovernmental organization (NGO), university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He is also the founder of Empower Nepali Girls, a foundation that supports and mentors at-risk children He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is Professor Emeritus of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and is Clinical Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Baylor College of Medicine. He currently lives in Houston where he works on projects related to refugee trauma with the Alliance for Multicultural Services.
1. Review the research and anecdotal reports on the factors that are most associated with lasting change, both within therapeutic relationships, as well as everyday life.
2. Learn to conduct more meaningful collaborative assessments with clients to determine what is most impactful, making adjustments as needed.
3. Focus more on variables such as modeling, therapeutic alliance, narratives, and the experiences of personal transformation that are most associated with enduring changes.
4. Apply principles of quantum change to a variety of clinical and personal experiences, both within the context of helping relationships and in daily life.
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