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EP17 Speech with Discussant 04 - Beyond Therapy: Living and Telling in Community - Erving Polster, PhD and Michael Yapko, PhD

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Speeches with Discussants |  Gestalt |  Life Focus Community |  Psychotherapy |  Community
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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017 |  Evolution of Psychotherapy Gestalt Learning Track |  Online Continuing Education
Erving Polster, PhD |  Michael Yapko, PhD
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Dec 16, 2017
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Living is composed of a supreme flow of experiences. Therefore, people face a commanding challenge to their integrative powers. Telling helps them by revisiting this landscape, revealing the accessibly hidden markers of a lifetime. Dr. Polster will show how a sharply pointed attention to universal themes within a group process will light up our lives, giving shape to personal perspective. Techniques and precedents for conducting this process will be addressed.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Analyze the expansion of therapy principles beyond quasi-medical purposes of the psychotherapy office to the application of these principles to the needs of everyday living.
  2. Create congregations of people who meet for a communal exploration of life experiences.
  3. Analyze options for designing group experiences.

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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.

Michael Yapko, PhD's Profile

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.