January 12, 2022
Evoking the Client’s Potential for Change: Utilizing the Multilayered Potential of the Initial Session
Presenter: David Alter, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
This 90-minute didactic and experiential workshop draws on multiple fields of science and art to enable clinicians to recognize how to create and evoke opportunities for change that are present in the initial encounter with clients. Utilizing research derived from evolutionary neurobiology coupled with experiential wisdom from theater and the study of self-defining dramatic narratives, participants will come away with new perspectives and practices for setting the stage for client change. In addition, participants will come to value the relevance and effectiveness of embedded suggestions sewn into therapeutic interactions in the initial encounter that don’t rely on the use of formal hypnotic protocols. The result is a more flexible and adaptive process for evoking the client’s potential for positive change.
During this webinar the physician and other participants will be able to:
- Synthesize research and experiential practices that underlie a dramaturgical orientation to therapeutic interactions and hypnotic practices.
- Apply a dramaturgical orientation to initial encounters with clients that evokes clients’ emergent potentials for positive change beginning with the initial client encounter.
- Observe and practice using elements of a dramaturgical approach to the initial client encounter that they can utilize in their daily interactions with clients.
Seasoned clinicians trained in healthcare disciplines, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and allied health fields.
Level of Complexity
This webinar is intended for intermediate and advanced levels of experience in their respective fields and at least ASCH Level II training (or its equivalent) in clinical hypnosis.
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About the Presenter
David S. Alter, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Partners in Healing, the integrative health clinic he founded. Trained as a neuropsychologist, clinical health psychologist, and general clinician, his practice and study focus on conditions arising at the intersection of mind, brain, body, and social connectivity. He is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is a member of the ASCH Eecutive Committee, and has been an active teacher for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and other organizations, training health professionals for more than 20 years across the United States and abroad.
Use of Program Materials
ASCH records all webinars with the intent to post them on the website as an educational resource for members. A PDF of the final presentation may, in some instances, be shared with participants after the program.
Participants will be asked to complete a short online program evaluation. A summary of the results and any feedback will be shared with the presenter.
No ASCH-ERF staff or committee members involved in the development, planning, or execution of educational content have any financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.
David Alter, PhD, has no significant financial relationships to disclose.
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