EP05 Point/Counterpoint 12 - Technical Approaches to Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Otto Kernberg, M.D.
Indications and contraindications for supportive and psychodynamic approaches to pathological narcissism will be outlined. Essential techniques of these modalities for narcissistic patients will be described, and alternative approaches examined.
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 13 - Integration of Object Relations Theory with Attachment Theory and Neurobiological Development of the Self - James Masterson, M.D.
This talk first briefly reviews the history of the Developmental, Self and Object Relations theoretical approach to the personality disorders as a preface to exploring the latest additions to the theory, i.e., Attachment Theory and Neurobiological Development of the Self in the Right Brain. Attachment Theory: The work of Ainsworth and others is described leading to the attachment categories in the infant and the adult. Many follow-up studies are presented validating the persistence of the categories over time. Neurobiologic Development of the Self in the Right Brain: The work of Alan Schore, Ph.D. is used to describe the development of the self in the right prefrontal cortex of the brain. Integration: The integration of the two theories with the object relations approach are described and illustrated through therapeutic alliance
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 14 - Using Hypnosis as a Lens: A States Model of Hypnosis, Problems, Solutions, and Being a Therapist - Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.
Hypnosis is commonly thought of as a tool to enhance the therapy. It also can be used as a "lens." The phenomenology of hypnosis can help us to understand an essential aspect of the trance state, the symptom state, the solution state and the therapist's state, thereby providing new options for treatment.
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 15 - What Do Therapists Do? - Thomas Szasz, M.D.
Analysis of the problematic nature of the concepts of mental illness and psychological (verbal) therapy. How psychotherapists influence persons. Examination of the economic, ethical and legal aspects of psychotherapy.
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 16 - Restoring Depth of Soul to Psychotherapy Practice - James Hillman, Ph.D.
The client comes for help because he/she is "deeply" troubled. These "deeps" lurking inside problems need to be spoken about by the client and spoken to by the therapist/counselor. Otherwise practice fails its promise and becomes a bag of tricks for fixing problems.
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 17 - Opposite Action: A Fundamental Element of Emotional Change Treatments - Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
Effective exposure based treatments work via cue exposure, responseprevention, and reinforced "opposite action" (all the way). The principles of exposure treatments for anxiety disorders can be generalized to treat disorders of other emotions such as anger, sadness, jealousy, envy, shame and guilt. Opposite action can be taught as a skill.
EP05 Point/Counterpoint 18 - Being Old - Mary Goulding, M.S.W.
The emotional problems, physical impairments, financial difficulties and, especially, how does someone nearing death cope with the belief that the world has become so much less caring and altruistic than it was in much of the previous century.