Short Course 18 – Tobi Goldfus, MSW – Using Hypnotherapy as the Search Engine and Parts Work as the Home Page to Help Adolescents/Young Adults Absorbed in Cyberspace Find their “Inner Selfie”
A Social Media Assessment form (SMA) will expand therapeutic effectiveness to include the digital world and experience of the young person in understanding co-mastering of developmental tasks online, changes in boundaries and confidentiality, 7 stages of smartphone attachment, cyber friendly scripts and a new glossary of terms as healthy, compulsive and addictive use is evaluated. Down-regulation techniques such as the ego strengthening Inner Selfie Technique using mobile devices will be taught as well as how comparing and contrasting online and therapeutic hypnotic phenomena can be utilized for greater emotional impact. When to unplug, how to and when NOT to will be demonstrated.
- Demonstrate understanding on how to use the Social Media Assessment form (SMA) from assessment and throughout treatment including using cyber friendly hypnotherapy scripts. Identify the 7 stages of smart phone attachment for assessment and intervention as well.
- Identify developmental tasks being practiced online and assess healthy, compulsive and addictive use of cyberspace.
- Compare and contrast hypnotic phenomena online and offline.
- Identify specific strategic intervention techniques including the Inner Selfie Technique which utilizes the smartphone, trance and ego strengthening techniques.