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BT06 Keynote 02 - Simplicity and Intensity in Brief Therapy: A Clinical Demonstration - Erving Polster, PhD

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Keynotes |  Therapist Development |  Brief Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2006
Erving Polster, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2006
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Through the special focus which therapy technique induces, therapists often lose touch with the power of such ordinary experiences as humor, friendliness, self-disclosure, approval/disapproval, banter, etc. via a live therapy session, Polster will show how these exchanges may join technique to tighten up the therapy experience and speed up the process.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how therapists can respect their idiomatic personhood, consistent with good technique.
  2. To describe the difference between self-indulgence and interpersonal resonance.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Erving Polster, Ph.D in clinical psychology, is the Director of The Gestalt Institute of San Diego, and the author of several important books, including Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Every Person's Life is Worth a Novel, and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, as well as dozens of articles and chapters. Erving has authored 6 books. In his current writings, he offers perspectives and designs for a communal application of psychotherapy principles. He also describes and celebrates a powerful contemporary momentum for people-at-large to join together in the search for personal and social enlightenment.