Workshop Summaries

The Three Dimensions of the Emotionally Intelligent Therapist

This workshop is for psychotherapists.  The Interpersonal Triangle is a meta-model based on the works of Karen Horney, Wilfred Bion and Elias Porter.  Its three dimensions describe the three axis on which human beings interpersonally move and connect to others: Against or Power axis, Toward or Love axis and Away or Mindfulness axis. After introducing the model, applications will be made toward understanding our clients, our own therapeutic engagement & countertransference, projective identification, personality assessment and the growth process.  We will mix in neurobiology, cognitive behavioral, family systems and  mindfulness theory in good measure. This will truly change the way we think about the therapeutic process.

 

The Yellow Brick Road to Mindful Partnering (for couples)

One the most desired, important and difficult relations we will ever have is with our partner. In this workshop, Dr. Alibrando takes principles from his book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and translates them to tools that every couple can use to bring their marriage to the next level of intimacy and fulfillment.

The Yellow Brick Road to Mindful Parenting

One the most important, yet challenging responsibilities (and joys) we will ever have is parenting our children. In this workshop — team-taught with Janette Davis — Dr. Alibrando takes principles from his book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and transforms them into tools that every parent can use to manage themselves to parent their children well. The workshop also helps guide the parent on how to develop in their kids healthy “Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion” capacities — so necessary for successful living.

The Yellow Brick Road to Mindful Therapy

This is a training course for therapists. Dr. Alibrando takes principles from his book, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and converts them to tools that therapists can use to treat their clients.

 

Manage Yourself First: The Secret to Managing Others

Ask any person, “What are  the biggest challenges that you face?” and s/he is likely to mention an issues with a “difficult person” (employee, spouse, family member, etc.). This workshop–based on Dr. Alibrando’s upcoming book– helps people identify and understand their “reactivity style” and how to move from being reactive to being response-able and therefore effective in their communication, especially with “difficult people.”