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BT06 Short Course 10 - Creative Applications of Rossi's Mind-Body Approach in the Brief Therapy Treatment of Narcissistic and Borderline Defenses in Couples - Bruce Gregory, PhD

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Short Courses |  Borderline |  Brief Therapy |  Mind-Body |  Neuroscience |  Couples Therapy |  Narcissism
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2006
Bruce Gregory, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2006
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Dealing with narcissistic and borderline defenses that block healthy relating can be quite challenging when dealing with couples. This short course will address ways to creatively apply core aspects of Rossi's mind-body approach to develop treatment plans and interventions that can facilitate the containment of these defenses and help reorganize the dynamics of the couple system. The integration of the psychodynamic system and cognitive behavioral perspectives will be addresses throughout the course.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe two uses of time that can be applied in the treatment of narcissistic and borderline defenses.
  2. To list two ways nature's utilization of containment can be applied to support therapists to learn to expand their capacity to contain the defenses of clients.

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



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Bruce Gregory, Ph.D. has been a licensed marriage, family therapist for forty-five years, working with individuals, family, or organizations. He was the Director of the Master Program at Ryokan College for twenty-five years. He has worked in the addiction/recovery field for twenty-five years, and has trained the staffs for Promises, Cliffside and Pat Hart Consulting. His specialties in the addiction/recovery sector include working with high llevel executives, struggling young adults, and families needing systemic healing involving learning healthy communications skills, accountability, and the repair of trust. Bruce has been a regular workshop presenter for the Ericksonian Foundation for twenty-five years, presenting workshops on the integration of Ericksonian Mind-Body Hypnotherapy with other therapeutic disciplines, tai chi, Tibetan

Buddhist meditation, and quantum physics in the treatment of resistance, trauma, and addiction. He has been a corporate behavioural specialist for thirty-five years working with companies that include American Express, Xerox, and Travelers Insurance. He has published a series of articles integrating Ericksonian Mind-Body Hypnotherapy with classical music composition theory, Tai Chi, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, mathematics and quantum physics.

He has also been a workshop leader at Esalen Institute, presenting workshops in the Art of Leadership, the Transformative Power of Grief, and activation of the Core Self.