Presentations, Publications and Research

Presentations


Utilizing Silence to amplify the effectiveness of Ego State Therapy

This seminar leads attendees in an exploration of how silence can be utilized to enhance the effectiveness of ego state therapy. Our journey begins with a taste of both structured and unstructured silence followed by a discussion of how both are manifested, experienced, and potentially utilized in conjunction with ego state therapy.  The program continues with an overview of research related to silence in psychotherapy as well as findings in neuroscience that help explain why silence is a key ingredient in ego state therapy and effective trance-formational processes. Attendees will be invited to engage in a series of exercises that are designed to expand their awareness of the pivotal role that silence can play in healing,  and to facilitate the conscious development of strategic interventions that utilize silence to address a wide range of clinical issues.

Is it the Talking that Cures: Utilizing Silence to make therapy more experiential and improve outcomes.

This experiential seminar will lead attendees in an exploration of the role that mindful use of silence plays in the hypnotic and clinical process. Our journey will begin with a taste of both structured and unstructured silence followed by a discussion of how both are manifested, experienced, and potentially utilized in the clinical encounter. It continues with an overview of research related to silence in psychotherapy as well as findings in neuroscience that help explain why silence is a key ingredient in effective trance-formational processes. Attendees will engage in a series of exercises, drawn from numerous modalities such as BrainSpotting tm, Sensory Motor, Somatic Experiencing, AEDP, EMDR, and Ericksonian Hypnosis that are designed to expand their awareness of the pivotal role that silence can play in healing,  and to facilitate the conscious development of strategic interventions that utilize silence to address a wide range of clinical issues.

Brainspotting; New Trauma Treatment Protocols

This presentation introduces attendees to the Brainspotting protocol, developed by Dr. David Grand. Clinicians will be provided with: a basic understanding of, the neuroscience behind Brainspotting; an introduction to the core elements of the protocol; an exploration of how Brainspotting and EMDR are similar and different; and an experience of how Brainspotting can be utilized to facilitate the treatment of trauma.  This session will combine lecture, demonstration and small group practice.

Healing in the space between the words; Exploring the intersection of Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurobiology, and Quantum Physics

Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP and Social Psychology teach us the importance of meta-communication and the power of tone, tempo, and numerous other para-verbal elements.  This seminar will focus on a particular element of meta-communication; silence. Silence as it occurs within the context of speech and within context of our sessions.  In attending this seminar, participants will experience new ways of thinking about, eliciting and utilizing silence drawing from elements of Ericksonian Hypnosis, mindfulness, quantum physics, interpersonal neurobiology, and somatically oriented therapies.

Quantum Creativity

We live in an exciting time where quantum physics, functional imagining and an ever expanding understanding of the way that our mind-bodies work ignite infinite possibilities in the creative hypnotherapist. This workshop is designed to lead you in an exploration of how you can utilize emerging knowledge to enhance your creativity so that your work becomes symphonic in its scope, complexity and richness. In our time together we will unpack such concepts as being in two places at one time, multi-level stimulation of mirror neurons, the impact of imagination on the mind-body and the healing effects of creativity.


The impact of language, culture and subculture will be explored in an effort to identify similarities and differences in the understanding and acceptance of creativity in the clinical setting and within our clients/patients.


Publications

Is it the talking that cures; An exploration of the role of silence and words in the therapeutic process, PhD Thesis

Ericksonian Therapy Now; The Master Class with Jeffery K. Zeig, PHD, Contributor - Pas De Deux - Generative Multilevel Communication. Zeig Tucker & Theisen Inc. Publications

The Power of Brainspotting: An International Anthology Contributor: Finding, Holding and Adjusting the Frame; Utilizing the Core Elements of Brainspotting to Facilitate Healing in Individuals with Complex Trauma and WAIT… Why Am I Talking An exploration of the role of Silence in Brainspotting Therapy. Available on Amazon.

Co-authored IEEE-USA Medical Informatics sub-committee white papers and policy statements on consumer health information systems, universal access, and standards-based interoperability in health care systems.

Published in “A Radical Approach to Social Work” by Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven

Cross Cultural Competence Revisited www.psychotherapistsnyc.com

Research


Designed and Implemented a pilot study of resistance in therapeutic relationships, Columbia School of Social Work

Conducted a comprehensive study of Child Abuse, Franklin & Marshall College Independent Study Thesis

Conducted research on role of Silence in the Theraputic Process in partial fulfillment of Ph.D. in Behavioral Health