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Albert Ellis was famous for the humorous style he used to correct client unhelpful beliefs causing their emotional and behavioral challenges. Humor can be an invaluable tool in correcting their faulty assumptions and thinking errors. This workshop will focus on various forms of humor that can be used effectively in therapy, e.g., hyperbole, metaphor, reduction ad absurdum, reframing, and timing, and the ways in which a careful use of humor can make therapy more enjoyable for both the client and the therapist. Come ready to learn, laugh, and enjoy the workshop!
Are clients really resistant or is it more accurate to see them as feeling demoralized, hopeless and stuck? How can we help such clients begin again to change their lifestyles? And how can we help them maintain that change? Clients grappling with a wide variety of problems, including addictions, eating disorders, and bi-polar disorders all get “stuck” at times. This workshop will focus on ways to renew hope and return to the process of therapeutic change. The workshop will draw on what we now know from neurobiology and will focus on techniques from motivational interviewing and Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) approaches.
Changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria will be presented and discussed in this workshop. This workshop will also provide a description of changes pertaining to the chapter organization in DSM-5, the multiaxial system, the introduction of dimensional assessments, controversies and challenges, and likely future directions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the mental health professional with a working knowledge and understanding of the new diagnostic system, including changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V, and will provide a useful guide to the ways in which these changes require an adaptation of day-to-day clinical practice.