Dialogue 06 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - The Politics of Psychotherapy: Negative Effects and Intended Outcomes, featuring James Hillman, PhD, and Thomas Szasz, MD.
Moderated by Michael Yapko, PhD
Dialgoue 10 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Trialogue: The Contributions of Milton H Erickson, featuring Jay Haley, MA, Ernest Rossi, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.
A presentation of the influence upon therapy, particularly Strategic Therapy of Zen Buddhism. Similarities between therapeutic change and spiritual enlightenment are discussed in terms of the relationship between Master and trainee and therapist and client. The use of directives, of riddles, of absurd tasks, and the types of single interventions and paradoxical procedures are discussed. Examples of cases and Zen stories are compared. Zen, systems theory, and Erickson's strategic therapy are brought together.