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Stephen R. Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.Stephen R. Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Author, Law & Mental Health Professionals (Washington), published by APA, 1995 (Supp 1998).

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:30 A.M. — Malpractice

What it is, How it Works, Courts and Torts, Boards and Complaints, Codes of Ethics, Areas of Danger, Avoiding it All.

10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. — Confidentiality
  Definitions, Distinguishing Privilege, Limits and Exceptions, Record Keeping and Releasing, Impact of HIPAA (new Federal Law).

12:45 NOON - 2:00 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

2:00 - 4:00 P.M. — Special Problems

Gifts, Touch, Couples and Dual Relationships, Case Consults.
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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — The Truth About Love
  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.Pat Love, Ed.D.
Author, The Truth About Love: Hot Monogamy. Co-founder, Austin Family Institute.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon — 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.
Pat Love, Ed.D.

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

1:15 -2:45 P.M. — Treating Depression with Hypnosis:
  Key Principles and Methods

Hypnosis has been shown to enhance cognitive-behavioral interventions. In this presentation Dr. Yapko presents some of the ways hypnosis can be used in the treatment of depression.

Michael Yapko, Ph.D.Michael Yapko, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.
Author of ten books on strategic & brief therapies. Author, Treating Depression with Hypnosis – Recipient of the Arthur Shapiro Award – best hypnosis book of 2001, Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis.

  Watching It Work: Hypnosis in Treating Depression

A clinical demonstration allowing the viewer to “be there” as an intervention is delivered hypnotically to a complex co-morbidly depressed man.

Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

  Romancing the Stoned: Interventions for the Ambivalent Intellectualized Substance Abuser

This workshop outlines the motivational strategies for engaging ambivalent, highly intellectualized substance abusers into exploring recovery and issues related to their presenting problems. A videotape is used to illustrate the points of resistance and strategies to address them.

Richard Fields, Ph.D.Richard Fields, Ph.D.
Author, Drugs in Perspective, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2003. Private Counseling Practice, Tucson, AZ & Bellevue, WA.

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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

These seminars provide an overview of a neurobiological and interpersonal understanding of the human mind and how it develops from early years onward. Practical suggestions are woven throughout the seminar for therapists working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Director, Center for Human Development, L.A., CA, Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA, Author, The Developing Mind, Author, Parenting from the Inside Out.

8:30 - 10 A.M.
  Interpersonal Neurobiology of the Developing Mind
  An overview of this exciting new field and its applications to understanding the science of nurturing and the mechanisms by which the mind develops across the life span.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon
  Self-Regulation and the Developing Mind Across the Life Span:
The Brain and the Nurturing Power of Attachment Relationships

This presentation explores: Mind, Brain and Experience, Memory, Attachment, Emotion, Self-Regulation, Mental Representation and States of Mind.

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

1:15 - 2:45 P.M.
  Parenting from the Inside Out: Transforming Adult Attachment.
How a deeper understanding can help parents raise children who thrive.

Interpersonal Connections This presentation provides a view of how relationships directly shape and are shaped by the neural processes that give rise to the mind.

Self-Understanding — The most robust predictor of a child’s security of attachment is the caregivers’ autobiographical narrative coherence (i.e. how they have made sense of their life). Deepening self-understanding in the context of interpersonal relationships that reinforce authentic emotional relating can help transform an adult’s attachment to a free, flexible form of security.

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. —
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Neural Integration — This presentation examines the ways in which the disparate functions within one brain, or between two or more brains, can be functionally linked. Neural integration can be seen as the fundamental process by which coherent narratives emerge during the resolution of trauma.

Intervention & Discussion — The seminar concludes with an interactive process that offers a review and practical suggestions to help individuals deepen their own self-understanding and interpersonal relationships.

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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10 A.M. — Early Trauma: Borderline Personality
The Challenge of Relationship

This keynote suggests that early trauma can profoundly affect ones’ relationship to self and others, and that these effects are not as much symptoms as attempts to survive and recover.

John Briere, Ph.D.John Briere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Director, Psychological Trauma Clinic, LA County – USC Medical Center, President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


10:30 - 12:00 Noon — CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  Treating Complex Interpersonal Trauma in the Therapeutic Relationship

This workshop describes the development of abuse-specific relational schema – “packages” of early cognitive-emotional learning and memories that can be activated by later adult interpersonal relationships. The central role of the therapeutic relationship in activating and (more importantly) resolving such “relational flashbacks” is presented.

John Briere, Ph.D.

  Drug Abuse Trends in the 21st Century

This fast-paced presentation covers current and emerging trends in drug abuse from OxyContin to oxymorons. Whether purchased overthe- counter or undercover, what these new, emerging drugs of abuse do, who uses them, and what’s new about them?

Carol Falkowski
Director of Research, Hazelden Foundation, Author, Dangerous Drugs, 2nd edition, 2003.

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

  Treating Trauma Activations
  Triggered activations can result in dramatically inaccurate thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and associated behaviors, that appear to emerge “out of the blue” as rage, impulsivity, self-hatred, abandonment issues, or dissociated behavior. The central role of the therapeutic relationship in activating and resolving these activations is explored.

John Briere, Ph.D.
  Pathways to Connectedness

The reflex to connectedness rescues the person from fragmentation. This connectedness may be therapeutically restored along four pathways of experience: moment to moment, person to person, event to event and one part of the person to other parts. Dr. Polster spells out the techniques used to enhance connectedness along each pathway.

Ervin Polster, Ph.D.
Director, Gestalt Training Center, San Diego, CA, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Author, A Population of Selves From the Radical Center (with Miriam Polster).


3:00 - 4:30 P.M. —
  A People’s Therapy

Psychotherapy was invented as a medical tool for the treatment of neurosis. A people’s therapy takes the next step, leaving the confines of the office to enter into the lifetime process of every interested person. With religion as a precedent and large group formation as an instrument, therapy would address natural, nonpathological psychological needs within the framework of lifelong communal procedures. Dr. Polster spells out some of these procedures an their theoretical underpinnings.

Ervin Polster, Ph.D.

  Reefer Sadness: Marijuana in Today’s World

This presentation addresses current trends in the epidemiology of marijuana abuse, factors influencing use, and a discussion of how its use increased and became “normalized” throughout the 1990’s.

Carol Falkowski

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