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Creating Connection 2016

Event Overview

For the first time in the United States, Creating Connections 2016 will bring together the world's most-renowned and followed neuroscience and psychotherapy experts as they focus on the continuing impact of cutting-edge science. All previous Creating Connections conferences have been held in Efteling, the Netherlands, since their inception in 2011.

 

The practice of psychotherapy is undergoing a revolution because of the latest research showing the ways people are wired for relationships and how they can employ innate tools for managing those relationships. The researchers and scientists speaking at Creating Connections 2016 will help you develop your own framework and techniques for applying this science in your work with adults, couples, children, and families.

 

There is no more powerful or inspiring venue for learning from the best in the world as they elucidate the therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness in peer-reviewed clinical research. Each expert will present their latest insights.

Creating Connection 2016

Featured Presenters

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Schedule of Events / Workshops

Creating Connections will begin the evening of the 22nd at Constitution Hall, where Award winning artists will open the conference with a live performance. This will then be followed by a tribute to the presenters and the opening plenary. The remaining conference days will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm at The Grand Hyatt Washington. On the evening of the 23rd there will be an additional hour long interview with Dr David Barlow conducted by Dr Sue Johnson to make the evening an exceptionally memorable time.

 

September 22nd – 7:00pm-9:30pm

7:00pm-8:00pm – Opening Ceremonies

A retrospective of the impact of Dr. Sue Johnson’s work

8:00pm-9:30pm – Opening Plenary

Dr Sue Johnson: Attachment - An integrating framework for 21stcentury, science based psychotherapy applying this science in your work with adults, couples, children, and families.

September 23rd – 9:00am-7:00pm

9:00am-10:30am – Plenary

Dr. Daniel J Siegel: Attachment and Well-Being: How the Healthy Mind Emerges from Within our Relationships and Our Bodies

10:45am-12:15pm – Workshops

Dr. Zindel V. Segal: Connecting from the Inside Out: Mindful Awareness Promotes Interpersonal Effectiveness

Dr. Daniel J Siegel: How Defining the Mind Can Empower Your Therapeutic Practice

12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch (attendees on own)

1:45pm-3:15pm – Plenary

Dr. James Coan: Health, Well Being and the Social Regulation of Affect and Emotion

3:30pm-5:00pm – Workshops

Dr. Sue Johnson: Solving the Key Challenges of Couple Therapy with EFT

Dr. Guy Diamond: Attachment-Based Family Therapy: Navigating Relational Reframes

5:30pm-6:30pm – Plenary

Dr. Sue Johnson Interview with Dr. David Barlow: Addressing the neurotic paradox: new approaches to treating emotional disorders

September 24th – 9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-10:30am – Plenary

Dr. Marco Iacoboni: Between Ourselves: Brain Mechanisms for Empathy

10:45am-12:15pm – Workshops

Dr. Sandra Paivio: Reducing Avoidance and Accessing Self-soothing In Emotion-focused Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFTT)

Dr. Daniel Hughes: Healing Families: From Distance & Conflict to Openness & Relaxed Engagement

12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch (attendees on own)

1:45pm-3:15pm – Plenary

Dr. Jeffry A. Simpson: Partner Buffering of Attachment Insecurity

3:30pm-5pm – Workshops

Dr. Louis Cozolino: Why Therapy Works

Dr. Janina Fisher: When Intimacy Feels Unsafe: Healing the Trauma Legacy in Couples Therapy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Creating Connections Conference History:

We felt giving the historical background of the Creating Connections Conference would help bring it to life in your minds and create an eager anticipation of the event. Imagine, for the first time in the United States, a distinctly European conference with a basis in Attachment.

The Creating Connections Conference began in 2011 in Efteling, Netherlands which is roughly an hour drive from Amsterdam. However, all of this began years ago with Dr. Sue Johnson publishing her book “Creating Connections.” Efteling is famous for the Efteling Amusement Park which was the basis for Disneyland and Disney World. Walt Disney visited Efteling and brought back everything it had to offer – including what we know as “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” The conference takes place within the castle at the amusement park.  Since it's inception, the thought leaders in our field have presented and have also been privileged to take part in a Think Tank which has been hosted in castles in and around Efteling. 

Our CEO, Chris Cambas, attended the conference in April 2015, along with Richard W. Hayes of Digital Lightbridge, and Dr. Bill Bumberry. They met with Dr. Sue Johnson and the host of the event - Berry Aarnoudse. After months of research and actually attending the 2015 conference, the stage was set to launch Creating Connections in the United States for the first time since the inception of the conference.  

Venue:

Dr. Sue Johnson, Chris Cambas, Richard W. Hayes, and Dr. Bill Bumberry spent countless hours capturing the essence of the conference and began searching for a venue suitable to its history. Just as Efteling is rich in it's historical presence in the Netherlands, so is Washington DC in the United States, thus a location was chosen. The opening keynote speech will take place at Constitution Hall and the remaining plenaries and workshops will take place at The Grand Hyatt in the heart of downtown DC. This venue provides tremendous views of historical monuments in our nation’s capital and is within walking distance to the Verizon Center, Smithsonian Museums, national monuments, and the Washington Convention Center. Whether you're an outdoor recreation enthusiast, shop-a-holic, performing arts fanatic, or a relaxation buff, this hotel is surrounded by it all. 

Continuing Education:

This conference has been approved for 16 CEs. These are available for purchase ($40) after the event through R Cassidy.

Think Tank:

This is a private event only for the plenary speakers held at the Heurich House Museum. The Think Tank will take place the evening of September 21st and carry over to the 22nd.

Conference Schedule:

Creating Connections will begin the evening of the 22nd at Constitution Hall - 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006. (1.3 miles away from the Grand Hyatt), where Award winning artists will open the conference with a live performance. This will then be followed by a tribute to the presenters and the opening plenary by Dr Sue Johnosn.  The remaining conference days will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm at The Grand Hyatt Washington. On the evening of the 23rd there will be an additional hour long interview with Dr David Barlow conducted by Dr Sue Johnson to make the evening an exceptionally memorable time.

  • September 22nd – 7pm-9:30pm
    • 7:00pm-8:00pm – Opening Ceremonies 
      • A retrospective of the impact of Dr. Sue Johnson’s work
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm – Opening Plenary
      • Dr Sue Johnson: Attachment - An integrating framework for 21stcentury, science based psychotherapy 

  • September 23rd – 9am-7pm
    • 9:00am-10:30am – Plenary 
      • Dr. Daniel J Siegel: Attachment and Well-Being:  How the Healthy Mind Emerges from Within our Relationships and Our Bodies
    • 10:45am-12:15pm –  Workshops 
      • Dr. Zindel V. Segal: Connecting from the Inside Out:  Mindful Awareness Promotes Interpersonal Effectiveness
      • Dr. Daniel J Siegel: How Defining the Mind Can Empower Your Therapeutic Practice
    • 12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch (attendees on own)
    • 1:45pm-3:15pm – Plenary 
      • Dr. James Coan: Health, Well Being and the Social Regulation of Affect and Emotion
    • 3:30pm-5:00pm – Workshops
      • Dr. Sue Johnson: Solving the Key Challenges of Couple Therapy with EFT
      • Dr. Guy Diamond: Attachment-Based Family Therapy: Navigating Relational Reframes
    • 5:30pm-7:00pm – Plenary
      • Dr. Sue Johnson Interview with Dr. David Barlow: Addressing the neurotic paradox: new approaches to treating emotional disorders

  • September 24th – 9am-5pm
    • 9:00am-10:30am – Plenary
      • Dr. Marco Iacoboni: Between Ourselves: Brain Mechanisms for Empathy
    • 10:45am-12:15pm – Workshops
      • Dr. Sandra Paivio: Reducing Avoidance and Accessing Self-soothing In Emotion-focused Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFTT)
      • Dr. Daniel Hughes: Healing Families:  From Distance & Conflict to Openness & Relaxed Engagement  
    • 12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch (attendees on own)
    • 1:45pm-3:15pm – Plenary
      • Dr. Jeffry A. Simpson: Partner Buffering of Attachment Insecurity
    • 3:30pm-5pm – Workshops
      • Dr. Louis Cozolino: Why Therapy Works
      • Dr. Janina Fisher: When Intimacy Feels Unsafe: Healing the Trauma Legacy in Couples Therapy

Plenary & Workshop Descriptions

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Presenters:

Click on a speaker's name below to be redirected to their professional bio

The Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Sue JohnsonDr. Daniel J. SiegelDr. James CoanDr. Marco IacoboniDr. Jeffry A. Simpson, and Dr. David Barlow

Workshop Presenters:
Dr. Sue JohnsonDr. Daniel J. SiegelDr. Sandra PaivioDr. Louis CozolinoDr. Daniel HughesDr. Guy DiamondDr. Janina Fisher, and Dr. Zindel V. Segal 

Registration and Payment Plans:

You can register online by clicking this LINK, or contact our offices at (813) 960-0001 to register over the phone.   

The conference fee has been drastically reduced! The Super Early Bird pricing has been discounted from $799 to $399.

Payment plans are also available ($150 down payment, a one-time $20 administrative fee, and the remaining balance divided equally into monthly payments).

Lodging:

If you plan to stay at The Grand Hyatt Washington, call National Marriage Seminars directly at (813) 960-0001 to receive the Group Rate of $239 (plus tax) per night. This only applies to Conference dates - September 22nd, 23rd. All other dates will be best available rate through Hyatt. The group rate expires August 20, 2016

Social Media

Like our Creating Connections 2016 Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @creatingc2016 to receive up-to-date posts, links, and articles on the presenters and conference experience.


Please join us for this distinctly European conference and stay tuned for more updates!!! We look forward to seeing you at the Creating Connections Conference in 2016. This will be the most memorable and talked about event of the year. Be sure to register for the event at www.nationalmarriageseminars.com or call our offices at (813) 960-0001.


Warm Regards,
The Staff at National Marriage Seminars, Inc.

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Join Us In Washington DC

Dr. Sue Johnson and Chris Cambas invite you to register for this world-renowned European conference, presented for the first time in America, in the nation's capital.

 

Dr. Sue Johnson
Founder - ICEEFT
Chris Cambas
Founder -
National Marriage Seminars