This workshop features video illustrations of ways to empower parents with difficult adolescents. Ways to side with parents and also with adolescents when they are in conflict with each other will be shown. Varieties of directives will be illustrated.
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.
In this keynote address, the following topics will be covered: the development of cognitive therapy; applications to other psychiatric and medical conditions; the relationship of brain abnormalities to symptoms; the use of neuroimaging and cognitive therapy; and predictions of the future for cognitive therapy, and psychotherapy in general.
A Conversation with Erving Polster and Lynne Jacobs. In this wide-ranging conversation about their lives and their gestalt therapy passions, they also discuss a video session together. The conversations include a look at points of disagreement as well as points of agreement between them. The entire conversation consists of 8 chapters, so that viewers can easily skip through the video to the segments that interest them the most.