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BT12 Workshop 40 – The Life Focus Community – Erving Polster, PhD

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Psychotherapy |  Workshops |  Brief Therapy |  Life Focus Community
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2012
Erving Polster, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2012
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The purpose is to transpose office therapy into communal application. Personal change is fundamental to psychotherapy but life focus is its instrumentality, often overshadowed. These groups will prioritize it, seeking to portray life. The groups may be large and life-long. Dr Polster will provide conceptual innovations, representative exercises and live communal illustration.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Apply principles of therapeutic practice beyond the office into communal settings.
  2. Create exercises appropriate to the life focus needs of people in the group.
  3. Name and explore the psychological themes that drive people’s lives.

*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.