Voices, Visions, and Other Altered Perceptions: Changing Outcomes with CBT
We depend on our senses for accurate information about the world, but for many people, a significant portion of what they experience as sensory information has no apparent basis in our shared world. This may appear to be a definite problem, yet, research in the last quarter century shows that only some of the people who hear voices and see visions have significant problems from these experiences; others seem to get on with their lives successfully.
What makes the difference? One huge factor is how people interpret and relate to these experiences. This training will explore CBT methods of...Read more shifting from often unproductive or even counterproductive attempts to eliminate “hallucinations,” to constructive ways of coping. With this change in relationship, experiences like voices may fade, become less troublesome, or even shift into something the person experiences as an overall positive in their lives.
A special area of focus will be the problem of compliance with command voices. Patterns of compliance with command voices dramatically increase the risk of self harm and other destructive behavior; we will review and practice CBT approaches which have been shown to be effective in significantly reducing such compliance. Less...
- Utilize an acceptance and commitment therapy approach to help people change relationships with voices, visions, and other “hallucinations.”
- Identify relationships between problems with voices and with difficult emotions, allowing attention to shift to facing core issues and schemas.
- Utilize a proven CBT strategy to help people reduce even partial or imagined compliance with command voices.
Friday, July 08, 2022
08:30 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Ron Unger, MSW
8:30-8:45: Appreciating the range of “hallucinatory” experiences, including those present in everyday life
8:45-9:30: The acceptance and commitment approach
9:30-10:00: Assessing and working with beliefs about voices
10:00-10:45: Working with commanding voices, and reducing compliance
10:45-11:15: Diversifying coping strategies
11:15-12:30: Changing relationships with voices and addressing issues that may lie underneath problems with voices
CE Information - Earn 4 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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