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EP13 Workshop 38 - Beyond Pathology: The Life Focus Community - Erving Polster, PhD

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Workshops |  Life Focus Community |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Erving Polster, PhD
1 Hour 28 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2013
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A compelling social ethos beckons psychotherapy to expand beyond pathology into the way people live their everyday lives. This workshop will illuminate psychotherapy’s inherent thrust toward the communal: people joining together to explore universal issues of living; naming themes; developing novel formats, and introducing life-defining exercises. This will include a live communal demonstration.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Name the three elements of the psychotherapy triad described in this workshop.
  2. Name three societally active outlets for satisfying the need for life focus.
  3. Name and describe one major element in the design of the Life Focus Community meeting.

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



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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.