Workshop 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Conversation with an Officially Denominated "Schizophrenic" Patient, featuring Thomas Szasz, MD.
This workshop centers around a videotaped conversation Dr. Szasz had with a young man diagnosed as "schizophrenic" at a major medical center. The conversation effectively demonstrates that "schizophrenia is in the eye of the beholder. "
Workshop 10 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Violence in the Family, featuring Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.
Cloe Madanes will discuss love and violence in therapy and how to choose the therapeutic strategy best suited for a particular problem. She will present 25 strategies of therapy and illustrate with a videotape of her own work.
Workshop 11 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - The Varied Dynamics and Related Treatment Protocols of Social Anxiety, Agoraphobia and Panic, featuring Joseph Wolpe, MD.
Social anxieties are the most common constituent of neuroses. Their different dynamics in a spectrum of cases will be described, and their role in agoraphobia and panic disorder will be presented. It will be seen how treatments, dictated by dynamics revealed in case analyses, are correspondingly successful.
Workshop 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - How to Read the Body: Past History into Present Behavior, featuring Alexander Lowen, MD.
This workshop will discuss and demonstrate how to involve the body in the therapeutic process. There will be a live presentation using volunteers from the audience. A video presentation also may be shown and discussed. Basic bioenergetic techniques will be demonstrated. The role of sexuality in emotional problems will be examined.
Workshop 13 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Gestalt Therapy: Support and Integration, featuring Miriam Polster, PhD.
This workshop will demonstrate how the discoveries made in a psychotherapy session can be integrated into the everyday life of the patient through the changing balance between environmental support and self-support.
Workshop 14 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Cognitive Therapy of Couples' Problems
Featuring Aaron T Beck, MD; with co-faculty Christine Padesky, PhD; and Marjorie Weishaar, PhD.
Strategies developed in cognitive therapy of depression are readily applied to couples' problems: Assessment includes ascertaining conflicting perspectives, thinking disorder, escalation of distortions, and cognitive interference with communication. Interventions include reducing hostility, reinforcing pleasure, increasing collaboration) and improving sexual satisfaction through cognitive interventions. Prerequisite reading: Love is Never Enough (Harper & Row).
Workshop 15 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - The First Two Interviews in Family Therapy: Negotiating and Conducting the Blind Date, featuring Carl Whitaker, MD.
The workshop will center on a role-played demonstration of family therapy using members of the audience. There will be an enactment of the telephone plea from the new patient to the therapist. Included will be structuring the blind date appointment between the two paranoids when the therapist is one of them. History taking and the war for the family "I" position will be demonstrated. Also discussed will be expanding the anxiety and establishing the generation gap.
Workshop 16 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Family Games: What They Are and How to Avoid Them, featuring Mary Goulding, MSW.
This workshop will demonstrate how to live in a family without being caught up in the family's pathological system. Participants will learn an eight-step program for dealing successfully with their own family's Games, and thereby learn to live more happily and intimately within their family structures. Therapy demonstration plus practice exercises.
Workshop 17 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Supervision of Psychotherapy of Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders, featuring James Masterson, MD.
This workshop will demonstrate the clinical application of developmental, self, and object relations theory to psychotherapy with borderline and narcissistic patients - both shorter and longer term. After brief orienting remarks by Dr. Masterson, the participants will present their clinical material for discussion. This material can vary from single interactions to vignettes to longer presentations. Particular attention will be paid to the role of therapeutic neutrality and countertransference. This is a repeat offering of Wednesday's workshop.
Workshop 18 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Directive Therapy, featuring Jay Haley, MA.
Strategic directives are powerful methods to elicit change. Varieties of directives will be discussed and illustrated with videotaped examples.