401: The Brain and Attachment Styles: A Toolkit for Clinicians
Attachment dynamics explain much of what happens within relationships and the suffering that prompts clients to seek services. John Bowlby (1969) described the attachment system as active “from the cradle to the grave.” The attachment system has a neurobiological basis. Understanding attachment and the neural networks employed during activation of the attachment system can enhance the efficacy of attachment-based interventions for a psychologist or licensed mental health professional for guiding clients in redeeming attachment and enhancing relationship security. The toolkit includes interventions such as a 10-second transformation technique, “The Mr. Rogers Effect,” “intercessory touch,” and more. Clinical vignettes will illustrate the use of these techniques in counseling.
- Identify behavioral and neural manifestations of the activation of the attachment system
- Differentiate the neural networks associated with activation of the attachment system and guide intervention strategies
- Develop a toolkit of interventions to guide clients to redeem attachment and move toward relational security
104: Restoring the Shattered Self: Practical Guidelines for Processing Traumatic Memories
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary One of the key challenges for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals in trauma processing is adequately pacing the work to allow for maximum client functioning, minimizing the risk of suicidality, avoiding...
105: From Trauma to Transformation: A Path to Healing and Growth
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary In a clinical setting, mental health professionals often talk about post-traumatic stress symptoms following traumatic life events, but few think about the possibility of post-traumatic growth (PTG)—the positive ways in...
106: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have a Research-based Practice and Ministry
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus during this workshop will be on: 1) briefly reviewing the research on religion and mental health in Christians, 2) discussing why evidence-based treatments in Christian counseling for psychologists and licensed...
107: START: How to Launch a Successful Coaching Practice
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Professional coaching is a highly effective and fulfilling engagement. Coaches provide solutions to several broad-based need areas for clients, including career, leadership, relationships, family, marriage, dating, and...
108: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually Healthy Congregation
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary If God’s purpose for us as church leaders, pastors, pastoral counselors, lay counselors, and coaches is to help our people “become conformed to the Image His Son,” then what might that look like? What does it mean to “grow...
201: The Increase in Covert Teenage Suicide Ideation and Self-injury: Practical Ideas for Changing Dynamics
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Two decades ago, there were obvious signs pointing to an individual’s suicidal ideation. Today, with the prevalence of social media,...