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.
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.
This presentation will summarize the strategy, tactics and techniques of TFP (Transference Focused Psychotherapy), its indications and contraindications, process and outcome studies of the Cornell University Personality Disorders Institute that developed this treatment over the past 15 years.
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.