Events

Past Events

Webinar with Ruth Cohn. Too Much of Nothing: Spotlight on the Developmental Trauma of Childhood Neglect

Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 2:00PM (Eastern)

This conversation will be about the neglected clinical population of adults with a history of the developmental trauma of childhood neglect. These people have truly been largely unseen and un-helped in our field. Although most of us by now have heard of the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experience Survey) conducted by Kaiser in 1995-1997, it took until quite recently for the larger psychotherapy field to even know of it. Neglect as an adverse experience has stayed hidden, at great detriment to the large numbers who have slipped through the cracks. Due to the larger ignorance,…

Cedric Bertelli: Learn how the brain constructs disruptive emotional responses and how to permanently release them

Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 2:00PM (Eastern)

Helping people worldwide resolve their emotional difficulties and training mental health professionals, coaches, and educators on Emotional Resolution. The unique situation we are currently living in is unveiling hidden anxiety and fear and exacerbating old ones. Let’s use this strange time as an opportunity to resolve our fears, so our emotional responses can be congruent with our actual reality instead of reactions out of fear. Thanks to the work of scientists such as Lisa Feldman Barrett, Joseph LeDoux, or Antonio Damasio, we now better understand how the brain constructs recurring…

Webinar with Diana Fosha: Undoing Aloneness & the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0

Friday, June 11, 2021 @ 9:30AM (Eastern)

“ The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places ,” said Hemingway. Diana Fosha adds: “ There is no better way to capture the ethos of AEDP than to say that we try to help our patients--and ourselves—become stronger at the broken places . . . and to discover places that have always been strong and never were broken .” Until recently, the mental health field, focused on pathology, and lacked concepts to capture the motivational strivings for health. Drawing on neuroscience and developmental research, Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic…

Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 9:30AM (Eastern)

Do escalated couples make you want to quit being a therapist? There is nothing like a bad couple therapy session to train therapists not to want to see couples Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for couples, from contempt and high reactivity to despair and stone-walling silence. Learn how to keep your focus and go deeper in the face of reactivity. Through a combination of lecture, videotape, and exercises, participants will experience the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy in transforming clients’ defensiveness into openness and safer relationships. George…

Helping Narcissistic Patients and People Suffering from the Narcissism of Others

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 9:30AM (Eastern)

Although narcissistic dynamics are universal and often benign, their excesses and enactments (such as narcissistic rage and the sense of entitlement to do harm) can do immense interpersonal, social, and political damage. Because patients with self-esteem problems are highly susceptible to feeling criticized and shamed, clinicians typically find it difficult to address narcissism in psychotherapy. But given the potential destructiveness of some narcissistic conditions, even limited progress in such clients is worth our therapeutic time. Because they depict only one…

Lust, Romance, Commitment: The Drive to Love, Who We Choose and the Neural Foundations of Love Addiction, Partnership Compatibility and Relationship Happiness

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30PM (Eastern)

Fisher discusses three brain systems that evolved for mating and reproduction: the sex drive; romantic love; and partner attachment. She focuses on her colleagues and her brain scanning research (using fMRI) on romantic passion, rejection in love and love addiction. Then, using her additional fMRI data and a questionnaire taken by 14+ million people to explore four broad basic styles of thinking and behaving associated with four primary brain systems--the dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen systems—and the role these temperament dimensions play in mate choice,…

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 1:00PM (Eastern)

The concept of codependency has defined our views of caregivers and caregiving since it’s pop culture ascendence in the mid 1980’s. But what version of it is best and how is it to be utilized in 2019? This engaging talk takes a fresh, direct look at the 350+ books on the topic, along with related concepts and treatment goals evolved over the past 35 years. Together we will move the discussion from codependence to interdependence using new concepts, new ideas and new therapies. Utilizing an attachment based method of the assessment, evaluation and treatment of family members and loved ones of…

Early Career Private Practice-Building

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 1:00PM (Eastern)

Please join us for the Early Career Private Practice-Building event this October brought to you by the WMHC Early Career Members Committee. Date: Friday October 11, 2019 1:00PM-3:00PM Location: Vanderbilt Suites (200 Park Avenue, New York, NY. 10166) Lunch will be served Private practitioners from different disciplines and clinical specialty areas talk about their experiences building a private practice and share advice and resources for early career members interested in or in the process of building a private practice. All members, even if you are not an early career practitioner, are…

Motivational Interviewing: Better Conversations, Better Outcomes: The Science of Improving Communication

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 10:00AM (Eastern)

In this highly practical and experiential talk, Dr. Jonathan Fader outlines the fascinating science-backed methods of empathy focused conversations, and how you can make use of it in your field. Most organizations are seeking improvements in their culture, team cohesion and motivation. At the center of his talk, Fader highlights the use of the motivational enhancement techniques, such as motivational interviewing, that are strong facilitators to developing all of those. Dr. Fader views conversations about behavior change  between people as a  collaboration  focused on strengthening motivation…

Why Does Patriarchy Persist

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Eastern)

The election of an unabashedly patriarchal man as US President was a shock for many—despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, how could it come to this? What is it about patriarchy that seems to make it so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly it endures in part because some people benefit from the unequal advantages it confers. But is that enough to explain its stubborn persistence? In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a…