EP00 Invited Address 1b - Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Therapists Do - Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Based on a review of the psychotherapy literature, seven core tasks that psychotherapists need to include and five additional core tasks of psychotherapy for patients with a history of victimization have been identified. A case conceptualization model and treatment guidelines on how to become a more effective psychotherapist will be offered.
EP00 Invited Address 2a - Procedural Range in Gestalt Therapy - Miriam Polster, Ph.D.
This address will focus on some of the particulars of therapeutic attention. It will explore how to translate therapy into an increased sense of self-support and choice.
EP00 Invited Address 2b - Four Pathways to Connectedness: A Therapeutic Map - Erving Polster, Ph.D.
Dr. Polster will portray connectedness as a key human aspiration and specify four pathways along which lost connectedness may be therapeutically restored: Person to person, enhancing relational experience and belonging; moment to moment, restoring continuity and fluidity; event to event, recovering life's storyline; and characteristic to characteristic, integrating the self.
EP00 Invited Address 3a - Psychotherapy Isn't What You Think - James F.T. Bugental, Ph.D.
This address will review the long-held concept of the client seen as a passive source of information and receptacle for therapist feedback. Dr. Bugental will propose an amendment to this view which makes more use of the client's own conscious powers.
EP00 Invited Address 3b - Fatal Freedom: Rethinking Suicide - Thomas Szasz, M.D.
This address is a radical inquiry into voluntary death ("death control"). Is suicide legal? Should involuntary suicide prevention be legal? Should physician-assisted suicide be legal? Personal careers, professional identities, multi-billion dollar industries, legal doctrines, judicial procedures and the liberty of every American hangs on our answers and on our justifications for them.
EP00 Invited Address 4a - Family Injustice and Social Action Therapy - Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.
Ms. Madanes will present a new way of thinking about how injustice in the family can lead to marital and family problems. She will present step by step procedures for discovering an injustice in the family and resolving it effectively so as to solve major problems, violence and depression, panic, child and adolescent problems and sexual abuse.
EP00 Invited Address 4b - Multi-Storied Lives - Michael White, B.A.S.W.
All expressions of life are multi-layered, including people's descriptions of the problems they bring to therapy. An appreciation of this multi-layeredness of expression presents therapists with a multiplicity of options for therapeutic conversations. How can the multiple layers of expression be identified? How does this contribute to a range of options for re-authoring conversations?
EP00 Invited Address 5a - 40 Years of Psychotherapy: A Personal Retrospective - Mary Goulding, M.S.W.
Beginning with what she learned from Fritz Perls, Eric Berne, Virginia Satir and Robert Goulding, Mrs. Goulding will discuss her current method of teaching and practicing psychotherapy.
EP00 Invited Address 5b - The Function of "Tele" in Interpersonal Relationships - Zerka Moreno
Every individual, by virtue of his/her birth, and by virtue of his/her death, creates a minor social revolution. In this context, •tele" is the bonding factor. Its measurement and effect upon interpersonal relations will be examined.
EP00 Invited Address 6a - Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis - Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
There have been some surprising developments in cognitive approaches to schizophrenia in recent years. Dr. Beck will describe the clinical trials, some of the therapeutic strategies used to modify, if not eliminate, delusions and hallucinations, and a cognitive model for understanding paranoid psychosis. This understanding will enable therapists to add substantially to the improvement provided by medication.