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EP09 Workshop 40 – Life Focus Communities – Erving Polster, PhD

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Workshops |  Psychotherapy |  Relationships |  Religion |  Life Focus Community
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Erving Polster, PhD
1 Hour 39 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2009
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Extrapolating psychotherapy leadership private sessions into Life Focus Communities would expand therapy’s inter-relational purpose, combining the treasures of belonging with the inspirational powers of people joining together in a continuing examination of the lived life. Dr. Polster will offer some novel comparisons with religion and demonstrate through experiential exercises how such groups may be conducted.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name two major purposes shared by religion and psychotherapy.
  2. To name three types of activities to be built into the design of meetings of 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.