For more than three decades, the Networker Symposium has been celebrated as something much more than a professional conference. Nowhere else will you find a gathering with more range and excitement, with more chances to meet other kindred spirits who understand the daily challenges of your work—people who get the same jokes and grouse about the same gripes, who are seeking the answers to the same questions, who, somehow, seem to belong to the same tribe. So welcome to the 2013 Networker Symposium recording, psychotherapy’s most enlivening tribal gathering.
At this year’s Symposium, The Therapist’s Craft: Healing Connection in a Digital World, we’ll explore the latest advances in identifying the pivotal skills that set the master practitioners in our field apart from the rest of us and—perhaps even more important—provide a clear road map of how we can get there ourselves.
- Summarize Dr Ericsson’s research on becoming a more effective clinician
- Describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice
- Specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients
- Describe a paradoxical approach that encourages resistance and promotes real change
- Describe a case conceptualization model that enables clients identify strengths and develop resilience
- List techniques that enhance clients sense of resourcefulness and agency
- Summarize Dr. Brach’s paradoxical approach towards mediation
- Describe Buddha’s teaching for emotional healing
- List tools for moving beyond the ego itself for experiencing greater attunement
- Demonstrate meditation and guided exercises as shown by Dr Brach
- List three fundamental portals for establishing lucid and compassionate presence
- Demonstrate how to create a corrective emotional experience in your practice
- Summarize how the use of technology might be altering the evolution of the human brain
- Explain the methods involved to become a skilled conversational partner with your client
- Outline the key concepts of EFT and attachment theory
- List specific techniques to help clients’ breakdown defensive walls
- Identify and differentiate between primary and secondary emotions
- Psychotherapy and the Science of Human Excellence - K. Anders Ericsson, Ph.D.
- Customizing Mindfulness - Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.
- The Motivation Revolution - David Burns, M.D.
- The Core Tasks of Therapy - Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
- Deliberate Practice and the Inner Life - Tara Brach, Ph.D.
- Emotional Healing - Tara Brach, Ph.D.
- Creating a Corrective Emotional Experience - Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.
- Future View: Charting Psychotherapy's New Horizons - Gary Small, M.D., Susan Johnson, Ed.D., William Doherty, Ph.D.
- The Power of Emotion - Susan Johnson, Ed.D., Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.
This is an Instructor Version and can be used for groups and training purposes.
Ronald D Siegel, Psy.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is a longtime student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind/body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner city children and families, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel is co-author of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; co-editor of the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and author of the new step-by-step comprehensive guide for general audiences The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems.
K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, is presently Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. For the last thirty years he has studied the development of expert performance in domains such as music, chess, medicine, business, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms and physiological adaptations through extended deliberate practice. His research has been featured in New York Times, Scientific American, Fortune Magazine, New Scientist, and Time magazine. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
David Burns, psychiatrist, behavioral science researcher, and author of eleven books, including the phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, is one of the most original thinkers in the mental health field. A central figure in the development of cognitive therapy, he now believes that joining any "school" of psychotherapy or adhering to any theoretical orthodoxy (which he compares to cults) tends to blind clinicians to the unique, idiosyncratic circumstances of real clients. In Burns's view, today's therapists radically underestimate clients' reluctance to change the status quo of their lives, despite their apparent discomfort and suffering.
Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 15 years ago to become Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In a survey of clinicians reported in the American Psychologist he was voted “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the clinical division of the American Psychological Association and was an Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and leads accredited workshops for mental health professionals interested in integrating meditation into the practice of psychotherapy. Tara offers meditation retreats at centers in the United States and in Europe. Her podcasted talks and meditations are downloaded about a million times each month. In addition to her public teaching, Tara is active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations, and in activities that promote racial justice.
Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.: At a time when psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to “read” clients’ nonverbal communications, particularly those buried in early attachment issues, Diane Poole Heller has been a leader in addressing the unconscious issues that clients are often unable to express. With an approach grounded in Attachment Theory, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method of trauma resolution, and spiritual healing techniques, she’s traveled around the world teaching integrative mind-body methods that deepen the resonance of the therapist–client bond....
Gary Small, is director of the UCLA Longevity Center at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He's the coauthor of iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind and The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life.
Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.
William Doherty is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. His books include Take Back Your Marriage and Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.
Kathryn Rheem is a certified EFT Trainer and is director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT.
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