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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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8:00 - 9:00 A.M. — Registration

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. — Emerging from the Heart of Darkness:
The Power of Imagery to Heal Traumatic Stress
  Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCDBelleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Founding President and Board Co-Chair, Health Journeys.

10:45 - 12:15 P.M. — What One Resilient, Courageous Client
Taught Her Well-Meaning, Well-Trained but Nonetheless Clueless Psychotherapist On How to Heal PTSD.
Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD

12:15 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

1:30 – 3:00 P.M. – More Effective Counseling Skills:
  Working with Resistant, Unmotivated and Mandated Clients Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Participants learn a simple, straightforward method for bypassing resistance and denial and forming cooperative working relationships with their clients.

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

3:30 – 5:00 P.M. – How to Improve Your Effectiveness by 65%
  Without Hardly Trying Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Participants learn specific techniques about how to gather and use ongoing client feedback to dramatically improve treatment outcomes.

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8:00 - 9:00 A.M. — Registration

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Positive Psychology & Authentic
Happiness Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Positive psychology is the study of positive emotion, positive character, and positive institutions.

Martin Seligman, Ph.D.Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. Author, Authentic Happiness. Author, Learned Optimism.

10:45 - 12:15 P.M. — Positive Emotion: Contentment,
  Optimism, and Pleasure Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Positive emotion about the past concerns contentment, serenity, satisfaction. About the future, it includes optimism and hope. About the present, it includes the pleasures. Ways of measuring and interventions to build these emotions will be discussed.

12:15 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 3:00 P.M. — Positive Character: The Strengths and
  Virtues Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

We have created UnDSM-1, the classification of Strengths and Virtues. Ways to measure and effective interventions will be discussed. Dr. Seligman will also discuss authentic happiness coaching. (

3:15 - 4:45 P.M. —
Romancing the Stoned:
  Engaging Ambialent Highly Intellectualized Substance Abusers
  Richard Fields, Ph.D.

This presentation focuses on intervention points, and issues for the very bright, highly intellectualizing substance abuser. The dynamics of “engagement” are illustrated using film and case examples. The role of “optimism” in recovery is also explored.

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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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.

8:00 - 9:00 A.M. — Registration

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. — Interpersonal Neurobiology of the
Developing Mind Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

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.

10:45 - 12:15 P.M. — Self-Regulation and the Developing Mind
  Across the Life Span: The Brain and the Nurturing Power of
  Attachment Relationships Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  This presentation explores: Mind, Brain and Experience, Memory, Attachment, Emotion, Self-Regulation, Mental Representation and States of Mind.

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

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — Parenting from the Inside Out:
  Transforming Adult Attachment. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

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. — Neural Integration, Intervention &
Discussion Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

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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