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EP17 Topical Panel 16 - The Goals of the Therapist - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, and Jeff Zeig, PhD

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Topical Panels |  Goals of the Therapist |  Therapist Development |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
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Dec 16, 2017
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The process of contracting for change in the initial session will be described and discussed. Methods of targeting goals will be compared and contrasted.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Given the patient, describe three different ways of establishing goals.
  2. Describe how goals can be empirically informed.

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



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Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, translated into 25 languages. Fluent in nine of them, the Belgian native is a practicing psychotherapist, celebrated speaker and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. The New York Times, in a cover story, named her the most important game changer on sexuality and relationships since Dr. Ruth. Her critically acclaimed viral TED Talks have collectively reached over 10 million viewers.


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Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His book Psychological Trauma was the first integrative text on the subject, painting the far ranging impact of trauma on the entire person and the range of therapeutic issues which need to be addressed for recovery.

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Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.