Madanes will present guidelines for the positive use of shame in couples and families. Stories from therapy will be told to reveal complicated problems in which shame, sex, power and love are interconnected. Looking at extreme cases of violence will throw light on when it is appropriate to experience shame and how to recover from the pain that shame represents. In our families and in society, we use shame as a secret weapon in restraining the abuse of power and the expression of violence. Yet there are various sides to shame. It can be experienced by victims instead of victimizers, and it can bring about compassionate deeds or lead to guilt and failure. Feelings of shame often conceal deep, hidden issues inside a family, an organization, or a nation.
The development and function of the self's capacity for intimacy is described through infancy, childhood and adolescence. The normal process of achieving intimacy is outlined. The illusions of intimacy of Disorders of the Self are then described with detailed clinical presentations of each diagnostic category. The therapeutic interventions necessary to deal with these defenses are then outlined.
Panel 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - PTSD and Abuse
Featuring Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.; Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.; and Lenore Walker, Ed.D.
Moderated by Brend Geary, PhD.
Panel 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Children and Adolescents
Featuring Claudia Black, Ph.D.; Stella Chess, M.D.; Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Moderated by Brent Geary, PhD.
Panel 16 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Key Ethical Considerations
Featuring Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.; Margaret Singer, Ph.D.; Thomas Szasz, M.D.; and Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.
Moderated by Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psych.