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EP13 Workshop 17 - Heightened Attention: Elixir of Therapeutic Growth - Erving Polster, PhD

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Workshops |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Erving Polster, PhD
2 Hours 36 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2013
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Dr. Polster will describe an attention triad of concentration, fascination and curiosity, showing how each contributes to a quasi-hypnotic conversational fluidity, reducing old influence and inviting new experience. While these are foundational, he will also spell out some specific therapeutic guidelines that have embodied his therapeutic work, illustrating this with live therapy demonstrations.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Name the three major elements of attention enhancement, as described in this workshop.
  2. Compare the actor and the therapist in their emotional involvements.
  3. Describe the difference between technical contact and common contact.

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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.