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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Working with Resistant, Unmotivated
and Mandated Clients Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

A straightforward method for bypassing resistance and denial and forming cooperative working relationships with your clients.

Scott Miller, Ph.D.

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

10:15 - 11:45 A.M. — How to Improve Your Effectiveness
  by 65% Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
  Participants learn specific techniques about how to gather and use ongoing client feedback to dramatically improve treatment outcomes.

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

1:00 - 2:30 P.M. — Borderline and Histrionic Personality
  Disorder Otto Kernberg, M.D.

This presentation summarizes the etiology, psychopathology, and differential diagnosis of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, together with a summary of the underlying theory integrating biological and psychodynamic determinants of personality structure.

Otto Kernberg, M.D.Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Director, Personality Disorders Institute, N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division; Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. — Transference Focused Psychotherapy
  (TFP) for Severe Personality Disorder
  Otto Kernberg, M.D.
  This presentation summarizes a manualized, psychodynamic psychotherapy for borderline patients developed at the Personality Disorder Institute of the Weill Cornell Medical College over the past twenty years.
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8:00 - 9:00 A.M. — Registration
9:00 - 10:30 A.M. — Emerging Triumphant from the Heart of
  Darkness: Imagery as the Key to Healing Traumatic Stress
  Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD

Combining her guided imagery expertise with 33 years of clinical experience, psychotherapist and author Naparstek spells out how and why imagery is the critical element in a whole variety of effective, new PTSD techniques, and offers powerful demonstrations of its amazing grace.

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. — Lesson Learned the Hard Way: What to
  Do and What Not to Do When Treating PTSD
  Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD

The true story of how “Franny”, a survivor of childhood abuse and a subsequent brutal attack as an adult, got the help she needed to overcome her severe PTSD symptoms. Naparstek takes her audience through all the twists and turns, ups and downs, of Franny’s rocky course of treatment, arriving at the same conclusion that much of the epidemiological and physiological research now points to.


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

1:30 - 3:00 P.M. — The Effects of Trauma on the Self
  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  This presentation explores the effects of childhood trauma on develoment of the self, and in relationships to others.

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Trauma Center, Boston, MA, Author, Psychological Trauma

3:30 - 5:00 P.M. — The Aftermath of Terror
  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  This presentation teaches and demonstrates how to assess and slect optimal treatment for various trauma-based symptoms.
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8:00 - 9:00 A.M. — Registration

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. — Treating Depression with Hypnosis: Key
  Principles and Methods Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

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.

10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. — 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.

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

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — Early Trauma: Borderline Personality:
  The Challenge of Relationship John Briere, Ph.D.

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.

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. — Treating Trauma Activation
    John Briere, Ph.D.

Triggered activation 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.
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