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EP17 Workshop 32 - Convergence of Therapist's Personhood and Method - Erving Polster, PhD


Concentration, curiosity, fascination and simplicity of observation are natural agents of personhood. Dr. Polster will show how these are interwoven with four cornerstones of methodology. These are: the tightening of therapeutic sequences, establishing good quality contact, eliciting relevant stories, and identifying parts of the self. Live therapeutic sessions will illustrate the principles.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of small steps in therapy.
  2. Describe the therapeutic flow of experience.
  3. Elicit key stories about personal experiences and to highlight feelings and insights.

*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.

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