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EP00 Invited Address 10b - Why "Therapists" Should Not Exist - Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Jeffrey Zeig |  Erving Polster
1 Hour 27 Minutes
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Original Program Date :
May 29, 2000
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EP00 Invited Address 10 Part 2 - Why "Therapists" Should Not Exist

Featuring Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, with discussant Erving Polster, PhD. Moderated by Brent Geary, PhD.

Therapy promotes "movement." To facilitate movement the therapist can assume therapeutic "postures." These postures are a font from which interventions follow.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list five therapist postures.
  2. Given a patient, use a posture to derive an intervention. 



Jeffrey Zeig's Profile

Jeffrey Zeig Related seminars and products: 254


Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Erving Polster's Profile

Erving Polster Related seminars and products: 133


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.


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