Relationships have changed since the dawn of the 21st century. Dating, mating, single life, sex-life, monogamy, matrimony, cohabitation, co-operation—all look different than a generation ago. As if it weren't challenging enough to keep up with pathological, technological, ethnic, educational, gender, geographic, socioeconomic, and sexual diversity, we now have the largest generational gap in modern history to contend with which means the relationship expectations and mores that made total sense to the Boomers now baffle many Millennials.
EP00 Invited Address 10a - What Therapists Have in Common in Ideas and Practice - Jay Haley, M.A.
Often meetings on therapy focus on differences among therapists; overlooked is what they have in common. Basic ideas are hidden in social and political actions.
EP00 Invited Address 10b - Why "Therapists" Should Not Exist - Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.
Therapy promotes "movement." To facilitate movement the therapist can assume therapeutic "postures." These postures are a font from which interventions follow.
EP00 Invited Address 11a - Existential Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, Teaching - Irvin Yalom, M.D.
Dr. Yalom will discuss the definition of existential psychotherapy, its sources, basic tenets and applications in clinical work. Major focus will be on the ultimate concerns of death, meaninglessness, freedom and isolation. Dr. Yalom will discuss his approach to teaching about this field through a literary conveyance.
EP00 Invited Address 11b - Therapy of "As If" - Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.
Certain aspects of language can be especially useful for the purpose of bringing about behavioral changes. The nature of these changes is best known, but by no means limited to, its hypnotherapeutic application. They are, for instance, "corrective emotional experiences," as defined by Franz Alexander. Long before Alexander, the philosopher Hans Vaihinger, in his famous work, "The Philosophy of As If" (1911 ), had investigated in great detail the fact to behave "as if something were the case, could bring about almost immediate changes in given contexts.
EP00 Invited Address 12a - The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Closet): A developmental Self and Object Relations Approach - James Masterson, M.D.
In this paper, Dr. Masterson gives an understanding of the intrapsychic structure of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how it finds clinical expression through the disorders of the self triad. Clinical cases are presented to illustrate how the therapeutic intervention of mirroring interpretation of narcissistic vulnerability helps the patient to convert transference acting-out to therapeutic alliance and transference, thereby creating the condition for psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
EP00 Invited Address 12b - The Evolution of Analytic Psychotherapy: A Review of Developments Over a Practice Span of More Than 60 Years - Judd Marmor, M.D.
This address is a review of the significant theoretical and practical changes in the practice of psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy in the experience of the author's personal practice over the past 62 years.
EP00 Invited Address 1a - Something Must Be Done About the Totalitarian Mentality of Many Ethics Committees and Licensing Boards - Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D.
This presentation will summarize the strategy, tactics and techniques of TFP (Transference Focused Psychotherapy), its indications and contraindications, process and outcome studies of the Cornell University Personality Disorders Institute that developed this treatment over the past 15 years.
EP00 Invited Address 1b - Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Therapists Do - Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Based on a review of the psychotherapy literature, seven core tasks that psychotherapists need to include and five additional core tasks of psychotherapy for patients with a history of victimization have been identified. A case conceptualization model and treatment guidelines on how to become a more effective psychotherapist will be offered.
EP00 Invited Address 2a - Procedural Range in Gestalt Therapy - Miriam Polster, Ph.D.
This address will focus on some of the particulars of therapeutic attention. It will explore how to translate therapy into an increased sense of self-support and choice.