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EP09 Workshop 18 – Focusing – Eugene Gendlin, PhD

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Workshops |  Focusing |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Eugene Gendlin, PhD
2 Hours 37 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2009
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Dr. Gendlin will work with volunteers from the audience to show how to find “Focusing.” The physically felt body sense ofa problem is at first unclear and gradually opens and becomes clear. There will be discussion and demonstrations to show how Focusing is used in the context of psychotherapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how to find “Focusing.”
  2. Given a case, describe how someone can access a bodily sense of a problem.

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



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Eugene T. Gendlin, PhD, is an American philosopher and psychotherapist who developed ways of thinking about and working with living process, the bodily felt sense and the 'philosophy of the implicit'. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1958 from the University of Chicago where he became an Associate Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Psychology. 

His philosophical work is concerned especially with the relationship between logic and experiential explication. Implicit intricacy cannot be represented, but functions in certain ways in relation to philosophical discourse. The applications of this "Philosophy of the Implicit" have been important in many fields.

His philosophical books and articles are listed and some of them are available from this web site. They include Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, (in paperback) and Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking In Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin) , both from Northwestern University Press, l997 and A Process Model.