Evidence that the hourly and daily variations in our consciousness are related to the wavelike flow of messenger molecules operating on all levels from mind to gene will be reviewed. Stress, psychosomatic problems, and their resolution are a function of how we manage this wave nature of our consciousness. How do we create a new psychotherapy for the future that utilizes these natural windows of the mindbody?
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.
This workshop will include an informal discussion of 50 years of experience with Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Marmor will evaluate his theoretical and clinical perspectives and present his views on long- and short-term techniques. The role of systems thinking in clinical practice also will be discussed.
Workshop 21 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Research Frontiers in the Evolution of Psychotherapy
Featuring Ernest Rossi, PhD; with co-faculty Peter Brown, MD; and William Nugent, PhD.
An organizational meeting to discuss and plan how we can best pursue research frontiers in the evolution of Ericksonian psychotherapy. Topics to be discussed include mind-body healing, the nature of suggestion, psychoneuroimmunology, and mathematical and phenomenological models of hypnotherapy.
This workshop will address how to elicit and systematically change core beliefs (schemas) with Axis II patients. Topics include the constructive use of transference reactions as a therapeutic tool, and the management of hostility and excessive dependency. The use of imagery and role playing, and the applications of childhood material will be reviewed. A cognitive conceptualization of a case will be given. Ways to handle problems such as missed sessions, prolonging sessions, avoidance, and homework noncompliance will be addressed.
Cloe Madanes will discuss some of the varieties of abuse which can occur in a family, with an emphasis on incest and sexual abuse. A method for dealing with such situations will be presented and illustrated with a videotape.