EP00 Workshop 7 - Narrative Therapy - Michael White, B.A.S.W.
Aspects of narrative practice will be discussed and illustrated. The workshop will include a focus on recent developments, and an updating of micro-maps of narrative practice. These micro-maps provide a guide to therapists in joining with people in exploring different ways of being in the world, alternative experiences of identity and new options for relating to others.
EP00 Workshop 8 - Action Produces "Insight" - Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.
The above title is in clear contradiction to the classical assumption that change in the present can only be achieved by insight into the causes in the past. However, the suggestion to act differently in the problem situation (behavior prescriptions in the Ericksonian sense) may very well bring about a solution without any insight in the classical sense.
EP00 Workshop 9 - Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Closet): A Developmental Self and Object Relations Approach - James Masterson, M.D.
This workshop comprises three elements: A one-hour videotape demonstrating the use of mirroring interpretation of narcissistic vulnerability to establish a therapeutic alliance, discussion of the tape, and supervision of cases presented by the audience.
James Bugental (2000) explains the importance of focusing on immediate subjective experiences. Bugental works with Glenda who is experiencing deep guilt about an upcoming divorce. Bugental addresses questions from the audience. A second volunteer explores issues surrounding her recent career change. Bugental explains his approach and answers questions.
Zerka Moreno (2000) emphasizes the importance of spontaneity and creativity while demonstrating with Christi, who is asked to see her family photo and then construct it on stage using volunteers from the audience. These volunteers act as “auxiliary egos.” Following this demonstration Moreno plays all of the characters in a rolereversal she did with her 3 year-old son.
Miriam Polster (2000) demonstrates supervision with Wendy, a clinical social worker who conducts therapy in the home. Polster’s supervision focuses on finding Wendy’s unique gifts and how these can be integrated into therapy. Next, Steve is working with a woman who has a history of bulimia and has threatened suicide. Polster follows this demonstration by explaining her work.
Eugene Gendlin (2000) demonstrates with two volunteers. The first is guided through feelings of tension in her shoulders and shakiness in her stomach. Gendlin conducts a second demonstration. The next volunteer presents the trauma of a hysterectomy due to cancer. Gendlin concludes with an explanation of his method.