Our memories define us, and yet, our memories are rarely as accurate as they seem. Given the fallibility of memory, it is important to understand as much about it as we can when our clients' therapeutic goals relate to their past.
How we listen to our clients' memories, what we do with memory therapeutically, and how we avoid memory-related pitfalls, both therapeutic and legal, need to be informed by knowledge of what memory is and what it isn't. Memories can be entirely false and still have meaning. Memories can be suggested by a careless questioner with or without hypnosis. Given that many people assume hypnosis is mostly a powerful tool for retrieving lost memories, and come to us with this in mind, it is important to know how to inform clients about what hypnosis can do regarding memory and what we can ethically do with hypnosis. First, do no harm.
ASCH CE: This workshop is approved for one ASCH CE hour.
Location: This workshop will take place at Lewis & Clark College. Room: Albany Hall
Download Campus Map: General LC Map.pdf, use campus entrance #2 and follow "North Drive" to the back of campus. Albany is noted in blue on the map.
Dr. Carol B. Low is a clinical psychologist in Bend Oregon. She is a new OSCH member since moving to the NW. She has extensive experience in teaching and is a past President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis and member of ASCH, SCEH. Dr. Low is an Approved Consultant for ASCH, has her advanced certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute, and has specialized training in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation psychology.
For additional information about Dr. Low, http://www.centerforconsciousliving.com/about
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