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EP17 Great Debates 10 - Present-Centered and Strategic Therapies: Commonalities and Differences - Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL and Erving Polster, PhD

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Great Debates |  Gestalt |  Strategic Therapy |  Psychotherapy
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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017 |  Evolution of Psychotherapy Gestalt Learning Track
Erving Polster, PhD |  Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2017
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Strategic therapy and present centered therapy have often received attention as discretely different phenomena. Cloe Madanes will present her views of strategic therapy and its relevance for present centered therapy. Erving Polster will do the same, showing the disparity and commonality of the two. Their individual views will animate a conversation with each other.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the power of in vivo action.
  2. Discuss how to be enabled to build on a recognizable personal momentum in the patient.

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



Erving Polster, PhD's Profile

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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.

Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC's Profile

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Cloé Madanes, HDL, LIC, is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Violence of Men; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough. She has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world and has given keynote addresses for The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; the National Association of Social Workers, The Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association and many other national and international conferences. Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life.