Live Event – Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Skills to Bolster Family Therapy Outcomes

Live Event – Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Skills to Bolster Family Therapy Outcomes

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is becoming increasingly popular, especially as insurance companies place more and more restrictions and limitations on mental health treatment coverage. SFBT can also be an incredibly effective approach for work with families, especially since at the root of most family system dysfunction is a negative dynamic – or a “problem” that we can troubleshoot for a targeted solution to change the way the family system operates.

Please join us for a learning experience that will inform you how solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) can be used to effectively support and treat families. Discover this effective modality to move families out of problem focused, conflicted dynamics and into a future place when past conflict no longer impacts their daily lives. Learn specific and intentional interventions to deal with negative communication patterns. Discover the most effective way to use scaling, specifically to assess each member’s perspective on the family communication to move them into positive, solution focused interactions and healing.

 

In addition to the below Objectives, this live webinar will also touch on the following:

  • Describe the brief history of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
  • Name the eight principles of SFBT.
  • Describe the three-part SFBT skeleton.
  • Identify which interventions and questions fit in the three parts of the skeleton.
  • Learn and practice the nuances of language needed to effectively use SFBT with families.
  • Name two ways that scaling and the use of visuals such as flip charts provide concrete interventions in family sessions.
  • Identify two ways that working with a color-coded scaling system is beneficial to track progress when using SFBT with families.
  • Define and describe “The trifecta” and resources that are specific to the importance of it in SFBT family treatment.

 

 

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Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, January 6, 2023

 

10:00am – 1:00pm CST 

11:00am – 2:00pm EST 

8:00am – 11:00am PST

 

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State the difference between problem solving and solution building, specifically when working within a family system and define the family system within the SF model.

b). Identify at least two interventions and questions in SFBT that can be used as specific interventions when working with challenging family dynamics.

c). Describe two ways that relational questions support an intentional approach to assess and improve communication between family members.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

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When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

When Trauma is Current: Treating Clients with Ongoing Traumatic Stressors

Helping clients recover from a traumatic past can be difficult, but what if the trauma is ongoing? For many clients, trauma isn’t just a past event, or series of events, it is a part of their everyday life. Racism, sexism, systemic inequalities, pandemic-related illness, current events, and other toxic stressors are common weekly, or even daily, occurrences. While many trauma treatment approaches can work well for past trauma, treating current trauma is an entirely different challenge. This seminar focuses on how to treat clients experiencing ongoing trauma, clarifying which techniques show the most promise for addressing current trauma, and ways to support clients as they navigate long-term traumatic situations.

 

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Name at least two considerations of treating current, ongoing trauma.

b). Describe at least three techniques that can be incorporated into trauma treatment that can help clients better inoculate themselves against the effects of ongoing trauma.  

c). State two types of trauma therapy that can be modified to treat current trauma.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

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Live Event – Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

Live Event – Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

We all have them. Those clients that make us want to pull our hair out! You know, the ones that just don’t seem to improve like the others on your caseload? They argue. They avoid. They don’t do homework. They discount their progress and the progress of others. They know more than you do. They don’t trust anyone. They make threats, have emotional outbursts, and play coy when you are only trying to get information to help them.

Psychotherapy research has made unthinkable gains in recent decades. We now have evidence-based protocols for dozens of clinical conditions, and clients are experiencing outcomes their parents and grandparents couldn’t have dreamed of. Clinicians also have a plethora of new tools at our disposal, many of which can be useful for clients with a variety of differing diagnoses. Thus, it can be easy for practitioners to slip into a rut of regularly pulling out the same “go to” tools from the therapeutic toolbox regardless of the client’s unique presentation. And as Mark Twain is often credited with saying, “if all you have is a hammer, everything you see looks like a nail.” However, we all still run into those clients that don’t respond to standard protocols. Some even seem to have aversive reactions to the tools that we have become used to using regularly that so many clients find helpful. These clients can leave clinicians feeling frustrated, stressed out, and sometimes even defeated. There is hope!

Join award-winning author and international expert in the field of personality dysfunction Dr. Jeff Riggenbach for this refreshing look at how personality and addiction issues often complicate treatment undermining client outcomes, and learn what you can do about it. Incorporate motivational exercises, dialectical behavior therapy strategies, and schema modification interventions into your work. You’ll learn how to help individuals struggling with addictions, paranoia, aggression, lack of empathy and other dysregulated emotions not only get well, but stay well. Leave this enjoyable, information packed 6-hour course feeling invigorated to help your “stuck” and “difficult” clients take meaningful steps toward creating a life worth living – Oh, and you might even learn to enjoy the process more and save yourself some hair along the way!

 

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Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, November 11, 2022 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST / 10:00am – 5:30pm ET / 7:00am – 2:30pm PST

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Understand the 5 specific Characteristics that make clients “difficult.”

b). Discover why mainstream treatment doesn’t work with certain populations and leave with 5 key elements to incorporate into your approach.

c). Integrate evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, and Schema Therapy into a practical and cohesive treatment approach.

d). Learn 3 maladaptive coping response styles and gain insight into how they, when unaddressed, perpetuate client problems and contribute to relapse.

e). Acquire case conceptualization skills useful for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment.

f). Develop/hone diagnosis specific treatment skills for multiple DSM 5 conditions including addictive behavior disorders and borderline personality disorders.

g). Discern the cognitive and behavioral makeup of 3 cross-cutting symptoms including paranoia, narcissism, and non-suicidal self-injury, and learn effective intervention strategies for each.

h). Learn 3 red flags for relapse and learn what to do to prevent it more times than not.

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Healthcare Workers, and anyone from the general population interested in learning more about how to handle “Difficult People”!

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD is a best-selling and award-winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in cognitive approaches to treating personality disorders. Over a 20-year period, he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behavior disorders and personality disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, The UK, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Riggenbach is the author of seven publications including his most recent clinical release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians (2021) and his brand new general audiences book “Disarming High Conflict Personalities: Dealing with the 8 Most Difficult People in Your Life Before you Burnout!” (2022). Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being “the practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.

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Helping Clients Recover Sexual and Relational Health After Sexual Trauma

Helping Clients Recover Sexual and Relational Health After Sexual Trauma

 

The word “survivor” has emerged strongly within our cultural lexicon due to more forward-facing, high-profile cases of sexual perpetration, thus establishing a social declaration for sexual healing and empowerment. Sexual abuse, assault, harassment and rape happen to one out of every six women, one out of every thirty-three men, and a disproportionately higher percentage (66% higher) of non-binary and transgender identified people in the United States (rainn.org). The aftermath of these traumas include the burden of belief in addition to survivors’ often solitary journey toward mind/body health. Repairing what has been lost to sexual trauma is necessary, even vital to the process of recovery, but it’s not enough. Surviving is the beginning though certainly not a sufficient or acceptable end.

This course explores what comes next as clients move toward sexual and relational health. Practitioners will learn how to help clients shift from surviving to thriving—from merely existing to fully living—by reimagining what their individual and relational evolutions entail. This seminar not only draws from contemporary research in sex therapy and somatic psychology, offering theories and tools to ground survivors in concepts of safety, security and trust, but it also reaches further into the realm of vitality, freedom, healthy relationships and great sex. Through specific somatic sex therapy protocols and case studies, practitioners will learn to guide clients on a holistic journey toward the rediscovery of desire, both for themselves and in their intimate relationships. (Based on my newly released book Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/1684038421/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_23S5K0K1N40KRX45VKS1)

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Understand the different types of sexual trauma including abuse, assault, rape and harassment.

b). Understand and gain awareness of the psychophysiology of sexual trauma response.

c). Name and discuss at least three clinical examples of ways to help clients reclaim sexual and relational health.

d). State what is meant by embodiment and empowerment through a trauma-informed somatic sex therapy lens.

e). Describe how concepts of eroticism are linked to integrated sexual and relational health.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, other clinical mental health professionals, and anyone seeking to understand the mechanisms of sexual trauma and recovery.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Holly Richmond, PhD, LMFT

Material Author(s): Holly Richmond, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Holly Richmond is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST). This unique combination of credentials enables her to focus on clients’ cognitive processes as well as mind-body health. She works with women, men, couples and gender-diverse individuals on relationship and sexuality issues, offering sex therapy and sexual health coaching nationally and internationally. Her treatment specialties include low libido, sexual dysfunction, compulsive sexuality (often called “addiction”), desire discrepancies in couples, recovery from sexual assault and abuse, and alternative/non-traditional sexual expression. Her newly released book “Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life” (New Harbinger, Oct. 2021) is an innovative look at both somatic and psychological factors in survivors’ erotic recovery. Dr. Holly is regularly quoted in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Shape, NBC, Wired, Forbes, Oprah, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health. She is a sought-after consultant in the sextech industry and is seen as a pioneer in the clinical exploration of sex and technology, and how they work together as human sexuality evolves in the 21 st century. Each interlinked facet of her work is grounded in a sex-positive perspective: all sex is good sex as long as it is consensual and pleasurable. This non-judgmental position allows her to assist clients in discovering their true needs, desires and personal path to wellness. www.drhollyrichmond.com www.next-sex.com

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Clinical Strategies For Treating Clients With Distressing Obsessive Thoughts

Clinical Strategies For Treating Clients With Distressing Obsessive Thoughts

‘What if I just stabbed my spouse?’ ‘What if I purposely hurt my baby?’ ‘What if that pain in my stomach is actually cancer?’ Obsessions can take many forms and no subject is off-limits. Some clients who present to therapy may be experiencing extreme anxious distress that can take the form of obsessive negative intrusive thoughts. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to help clients respond to and better manage these obsessions that can leave them stuck, uncomfortable, disturbed, and even functionally impaired.

 

 

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Define ‘obsessions’ and how they manifest in a client experiencing anxious distress.

b). Identify and describe common disorders in which obsessions/extreme thought intrusions are present.

c). Learn and practice at least 3 treatment strategies to therapeutically assist clients experiencing extreme negative obsessive thinking.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA / Amanda Petrik-Gardner, MA, LCPC

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

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