1.5 CE Hours (available for $20 after the event through R. Cassidy)
Healing Families: From Distance & Conflict to Openness & Relaxed Engagement
Too often families lose their way and become lost in separate spaces or repetitive conflicts. The future is most bleak when they ((stop trying to be a family but rather)) become content with a self-protective defensive stance that prevents true connection. We now have insights from neuroscience ((and the work of Stephen Porges, in particular)) about how defensiveness will lift when we are able to maintain an attitude of being open and engaged with our immediate environment. Facilitating this ((open and engaged attitude)) is a crucial step in helping families to heal. ((But it is not the last step)). For the family and its members to truly heal, they also need to begin to experience ways of creating profound moments of meaningful connection. ((s that are now available to them.)) This presentation follows the guidance derived from attachment and neuroscience ((theory and research)) and provides a model of family therapy that assists the family in developing safety and then discovering ways to become deeply connected with one another. The specific therapeutic attitude of this PACE model will be presented along with ways to develop the connections that emerge from affective-reflective dialogue.
Participants will understand the nature of the common therapeutic journey from defensiveness through interpersonal safety to the reciprocal experience of relaxation and connection
Participants will be able to describe the four features of PACE that enable family members to begin to experience each other in healing ways
Participants will be able to describe how the therapist is able to help the therapist to develop a coherent narrative through the development of an affective-reflective dialogue
For the first time in the United States, Creating Connections 2016 brought together the world's most-renowned and followed neuroscience and psychotherapy experts as they focused 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 at Creating Connections 2016 helped attendees and viewers develop their own framework and techniques for applying this science in their work with adults, couples, children, and families.
Learn from the best in the world as they elucidated the therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness in peer-reviewed clinical research.