A Conversation with Erving Polster and Lynne Jacobs. In this wide-ranging conversation about their lives and their gestalt therapy passions, they also discuss a video session together. The conversations include a look at points of disagreement as well as points of agreement between them. The entire conversation consists of 8 chapters, so that viewers can easily skip through the video to the segments that interest them the most.
EP17 Clinical Demonstration with Discussant 05 - The Therapeutic Conversation: A Reunion of the Minds - Erving Polster, PhD and Peter Levine, PhD
Personal disturbance is accompanied by feelings of disconnection within one’s self and with others. Reconnection is accomplished when
the therapist guides the patient into a fertile conversational stream - a moment to moment impetus toward personal resolution.
EP17 Conversation Hour 13 - Erving Polster, PhD
An opportunity to engage Dr. Polster in open ended conversation about any aspect of his 70 years of experience as a psychotherapist and as witness to huge therapeutic movements.
EP17 Great Debates 10 - Present-Centered and Strategic Therapies: Commonalities and Differences - Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL and Erving Polster, PhD
Strategic therapy and present centered therapy have often received attention as discretely different phenomena. Cloe Madanes will present her views of strategic therapy and its relevance for present centered therapy. Erving Polster will do the same, showing the disparity and commonality of the two. Their individual views will animate a conversation with each other.
EP17 Speech with Discussant 04 - Beyond Therapy: Living and Telling in Community - Erving Polster, PhD and Michael Yapko, PhD
Living is composed of a supreme flow of experiences. Therefore, people face a commanding challenge to their integrative powers. Telling helps them by revisiting this landscape, revealing the accessibly hidden markers of a lifetime. Dr. Polster will show how a sharply pointed attention to universal themes within a group process will light up our lives, giving shape to personal perspective. Techniques and precedents for conducting this process will be addressed.
EP17 Workshop 32 - Convergence of Therapist's Personhood and Method - Erving Polster, PhD
Concentration, curiosity, fascination and simplicity of observation are natural agents of personhood. Dr. Polster will show how these are interwoven with four cornerstones of methodology. These are: the tightening of therapeutic sequences, establishing good quality contact, eliciting relevant stories, and identifying parts of the self. Live therapeutic sessions will illustrate the principles.