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EP09 Point/Counterpoint 05 - A Look into the Future - Erving Polster, PhD

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Point/Counterpoint Sessions |  Life Focus Community |  Psychotherapy |  Religion
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Erving Polster, PhD
1 Hour 28 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2009
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Psychotherapy, an originally private medical procedure, faces two immediate challenges: 1) an asocial pharmaceutical ethos and 2) its own populist success, which now call out for a more inclusive format. The latter represents a growing option for life-long large groups tapping the innermost sensibilities of people and creating the embodiment of belonging.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To identify two of the four processes shared by religion and psychotherapy.
  2. To describe how the major mission of psychotherapy can be met by creating Life Focus Communities.

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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.