Bessel van der Kolk, Ph.D.
Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Shawn Shea, M.D.
Helen Fisher, Ph.D.
Noel Larson, Ph.D.
Richard Fields, Ph.D.
NOVEMBER 14-16, 2002





Conference Agenda

The 3rd Annual Las Vegas Conference - Mastering Counseling Skills with the Masters


7:30am-8:30am - Registration

8:30am-10:00am - Keynote Presentation
The Delicate Art of Uncovering Sensitive Material
The speaker describes, and demonstrates by videotape, the following five interviewing techniques for uncovering sensitive material: the behavioral incident, shame attenuation, gentle assumption, symptom amplification, and denial of the specific.
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
Director, Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interview (www.suicide
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Author, Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding

10:30am-12:00 noon
Innovative Techniques for Eliciting Suicidal Ideation
The speaker demonstrates by videotape, the method by which the above five validity techniques can be woven into a specific strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation - the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE approach).
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.

Borderline and Histrionic Personality Disorder
This presentation summarizes the etiology, psychotherapy, and differential diagnosis of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, together witha summary of the underlying theory integrating biological and psychodynamic determinants of personality structure.
Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Director, Personality Disorders Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Dvision
Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TPF) for Severe Personality Disorder
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.
Otto Kernberg, M.D.


7:00am-8:00am - Registration

The Effects of Trauma on the Self
This workshop explores the effects of childhood trauma on development of the self, and in relationships to others, and discusses how individual and group psychotherapies can be helpful in dealing with the interpersonal effects of traumatization.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Trauma Center, Boston, MA
Author, Psychological Trauma

9:45am-11:15am - Concurrent Workshops
Teh Aftermath of Terror
This presentation teaches how to assess and select optimal treatment for various trauma-based symptoms and demonstrates, with the help of videotapes, how body centered approaches and EMDR can help process traumatic memories, deal with hyperarousal and frozen states, promote mastery and a physical sense of self, mitigate dissociation from physical experiences, and resolve somatically based symptoms.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Is it Symbiosis of is it Intimacy
Symbiosis is a normal part of fallin in love and it is the type of intimacy that enables couples to bond. However it is not a foundation for sustained intimacy. This workshop is about what it takes to sustain intimacy over time and what it takes for the therapist to remain targeted when bombarded by partner's angry demands.
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Co-Director, The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, CA
Co-Author, Tell Me No Lies, Bruner Mazel

Tell Me No Lies: Truth Telling in Intimate Partnerships
Truth Telling in intimate partnerships today is rarely about morality. It is about differentiation or the avoidance of differentiation. Too often intimate partners avoid the difficult work of differentiation and instead they lie to themselves and they lie to each other an dnever build the emotional muscle necessary for a strong, intimate connection.
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.

2:30pm-4:00pm - Concurrent Workshops
Getting Off to a Powerful Start in Couples Therapy
Being effective in the first interview with couples is often not as easy as it seems it should be. Therapists are often inadvertently asked to collude with partner's unrealistic or symbiotic expectations. Learn to succeed in early sessions instead of creating unnecessary traps. This will include how to set the trajectory for treatment in a non-reactive way and how to set collaborative goals.
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.

Romancing the Stoned: Dealing with Ambivalence in Substance Abuse Recovery
An engaging and dynamic workshop exploring motivational and engagement strategies for substance abuses and chemically dependent patients. Emphasis is placed on working with highly intelligent, cognitive patients and patients with comorbid personality disorders and depression.
Richard Fields, Ph.D.
Private Counseling Practice, Tucson, Arizona
Author, Drugs in Perspective, 4th edition, McGraw Hill, 2000


7:30am-8:30am - Registration

Anatomy of Love, Lust, Attraction and Attachment
This lecture discusses the brain circuitry of the three primary mating emotions - lust, romantic attraction and attachment. It illustrates how these brain systems operate and independent of one another, enabling mean and women to be deeply attached to one person, while they are romantically or sexually interested in another.
Helen Fisher, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Rutgers University, Dept. of Anthropology
Author, Primary Mating Emotions: Lust, Attraction and Attachment

10:20am-12:00 noon - Concurrent Workshops
Anatomy of Love: The Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray
Presentation and discussion of the evolution of th three brain systems of lust, attraction and attachment.
Helen Fisher, Ph.D.

The Impact of Trauma on Attachment: A Perpetrator/Victim Perspective
Perpetrator/victim patterns often create lifelong problems in relationships and attachment. Traditional approaches to treating both perpetrators and victims can unwittingly reinforce the attachment disorders. Learn critical elements of treatment that maximize effective resolution of trauma-based attachment disorder.
Noel Larson, M.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage, Family Therapist
Private Practice, Meta Resources, St. Paul, MN

Working With Impossible Cases
Clinicians can establish pathways to possibility with cases that seem doomed to failure. This presentation teaches clinicians four common pathways that invariable lead to impossibility and then help them cope with even the most challenging cases.
Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change
Author, The Heart and Soul of Change
Author, Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases

3:00pm-4:30pm - Concurrent Workshops
High Conflict/Violent Couples: Difficult Dynamics, Challenging Interventions
This workshop presents an "ecological" approach that addresses intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal factors to the treatment process. The primary focus is the perpetrator/victim interaction pattern, which interferes with intimacy and sexual satisfaction.
Neol Larson, Ph.D.

Creating Hope with Borderline Client
Through lecture, slide show and videotaped examples, this workshop teaches therapists how to avoid power struggles, manage parasuicidal behaviors, gain cooperation and help clients lead more hope-filled satisfying lives.
Scott Miller, Ph.D.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT for May 16-18, 2002 Las Vegas Conference


FACES Conferences can provide up to 18 hours of the following:

NBCC National Board of Certified Counselors - FACES is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Provider # 5717
NAADAC Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program # 000281 for up to 18 contact hours.
CAADAC California Provider #OS-99-432-1201 for up to 18.0 hours of credit.
BADA Nevada Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Abuse: Approved for up to 18.0 BADA CEUs.
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider #PCE 1685. Course approved for up to 18.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the CA Board fo Behavioral Sciences.
NASW, Oregon Chapter for social work credit.
NV Social Work Board for Nevada social workers
APA for psychologists: FACES is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. FACES maintains responsibility for the program (Approval pending)
NCBTMB: For Massage Therapists/Bodyworkers-Category A
WMHCA for Washington licensed mental health counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
ACCBO approved for up to 18 Category 1 CEHs
Meets requirements for WAC 440-20.
WSPA As an organization authorized to approve Continuing Education for Psychologists, the Washington State Psychological Association certifies this approved CE activity meets WSPAs criteria for up to 18.0 hours of CE credit.
MASSAGE THERAPISTS: FACES is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider under Category A.


WA State Nurses Association Approved for up to 21.6 ED I hours by Washington State Nurses Association.
CA Board of Registered Nursing Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13184, for up to 21.6 contact hours.

Full time conference attendees who complete all required evaluationa and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day of attendance. No credit will be awarded for partial days. This program is open to professionals and advanced students in health-related fields and is not suitable for the general public.

REFUND POLICY: All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Requests postmarked by January 20, 2002 will receive a full refund, minus a $30 administrative fee, or full credit to a future FACES conference. No refunds will be made after _______________.

Conference Goals

1. To identify strategies for cooperative change and pathways to change for impossible cases.
2. To identify methods to instill hope and sustain recovery from substance abuse.
3. To identify the application of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy with depression.
4. To identify existential treatment tools and therapeuitic practice skills for counselors.
5. To identify the role of cross cultural storytelling in therapy and work with families.

DoubleTree Hotel A limited number of special room rates of $110.00 + tax (single) or $120.00 + tax (double) have been arranged at the Doubletree Hotel, Mission Valley, San Diego. For reservations call (619) 297-5466 or 1-800-222-TREE, by October 14, 2002 and ask for the FACES - Mastering Counseling Skills with the Masters special room rate.

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