Invited Address Session 12 - Part 1 - Rogers, Kohut, and Erickson: A Personal Perspective on Some Similarities and Differences featuring Carl Rogers, PhD, and Ruth C Sanford, MA.
With discussant Miriam Polster, PhD.
Moderated by F Theodore Reid, Jr, MD.
Invited Address Session 13 - Part 1 - The Evolution of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) featuring Albert Ellis, PhD.
With discussant Mary M Goulding, MSW.
Moderated by Aaron H Canter, PhD.
I will present some views on my own development as a gestalt therapist, showing through demonstrations and discussion how simple human engagement-softness, humor, focused attention and respect for the ordinary-can, in concert with techniques, generate profound personal experience.
Presented will be a teaching tape on the values and perils of therapist-oriented (undifferentiated) eclecticism. The therapist, whether he likes it or not, is a model for the family. An unsure therapist is a poor model when a well defined family is a goal.