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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Scott Miller, Ph.D.

Pathways To Possibility With Difficult Patients

Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change. Author, The Heart and Soul of Change.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon — Scott Miller, Ph.D.
  Creating Hope With The Borderline Client

12:00 NOON - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Anger & Aggressive Behavior:
A Life-Span Treatment Approach
Donald Meichenbaum,

Examine the nature and development of anger and aggressive behavior from a life-span perspective.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo Research Director, The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims Of Violence.

3:15 - 4:45 P.M. — Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
  Treatment of Individuals with Anger- Control Problems
  A case conceptualization model is presented for assessment and treatment decisions including the challenges of predicting and preventing violence.
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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Pat Love, Ed.D.
The Truth About Love
Noel Larson, Ph.D.
Pat Love, Ed.D.
A healthy long-term love relationship is the single greatest predictor of overall success in life. Come hear the truth about love and learn the elements of vintage love.

Pat Love, Ed.D.
    Author, The Truth About Love: Hot Monogamy. Co-founder, Austin Family Institute.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon — Pat Love, Ed.D.
When It Is Hard To Love:
Overcoming Past Hurts That Keep You From Happiness
  Hurts from past relationships can be manifested as anxiety, depression, ambivalence, and/or fear of commitment. This presentation helps you gain a better understanding of how to transform the past to create a brighter future.

12:00Noon - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

1:15 -2:45 P.M. — Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.
  The Gift of Therapy:
Existentially Flavored Tips
Noel Larson, Ph.D.
Irvin D.Yalom, M..D.

The Existential Approach — Process and content, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship.

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.
Author, Existential Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy and other books. Newest Book, The Gift of Therapy, 2002.

3:15 -4:45 P.M. — Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.
  Beware The Occupational Hazards & Cherish The Occupational Privileges

The hazards and privileges of doing psychotherapy and a special focus on the therapists use of self and using dreams in therapy.

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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10 A.M. — Vicki Berkus, M.D., Ph.D., CEDS
Eating Disorders: Beyond Dieting
Vicki Berkus, M.D.,
Ph.D., CEDS.
This presentation deals with the increasing complexity of treating a patient with an eating disorder. Several interventions will be discussed along with the need for teamwork in working with this population.

Vicki Berkus, M.D., Ph.D., CEDS
    President-Elect, IAEDP, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Medical Director, Eating Disorders Programs, Sierra Tucson.

10:15 - 11:45 P.M. — Richard Fields, Ph.D.
  Romancing The Stoned:
Engaging Highly Intellectualized Ambivalent Substance Abusers Into Exploring Recovery
Gina Arons, Psy.D.
Richard Fields, Ph.D.

This presentation focuses on interventions points, and issues for the very bright, highly intellectualizing substance abusers. The dynamics of engagement are illustrated using videotape and case examples.

Richard Fields, Ph.D.
Author, Drugs in Perspective, McGraw Hill, 5th edition, 2003. Private Counseling Practice, Tucson, AZ & Seattle, WA. Owner/Director, FACES Conferences.

11:45 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 2:30 P.M. — Phillip Resnick, M.D.
  Risk Assessment for Violence
Phillip Resnick, M.D.
This half-day session is designed to provide a practical map through the marshy minefield of uncertainty in risk assessment for violence. Recent research will be used to help clinicians do better dangerousness assessments in persons with delusions, command hallucinations, premenstrual tension and homosexual panic. A fast moving, well organized, humorous presentation packed with vital information.

Phillip Resnick, M.D.
    An internationally known forensic psychiatrist, noted for his expertise in clinical prediction of violence risk, assessment of malingering and deception, and expert witness testimony. He has provided consultation and/or expert witness testimony in many high profile cases, including: Andrea Yates, Amy Grossberg, Jeffrey Dahmer, and others. Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

2:45 - 4:15 P.M. —
Phillip Resnick, M.D.
  Risk Assessment for Violence (Continued)
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