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EP20 Clinical Demonstration with Discussant 02 - Enchantment: The Secret Ally of Psychotherapy - Erving Polster, PhD and David Burns, MD

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Gestalt |  Clinical Demonstrations |  Clinical Demonstrations with Discussant |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Erving Polster, PhD |  David Burns, MD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour 20 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2020
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Dr. Polster will address the inherent enchantment of therapeutic connectedness and its accompanying openness to enabling personal experiences.

Educational Objectives:

  1. How the therapist may resonate with the patient.
  2. How the therapist may discern impediments to personal flow.
  3. How to value emotions as an alley rather than an impediment.

*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.

David Burns, MD's Profile

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David D. Burns is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the best-selling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook. Burns popularized Aaron T. Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when his book became a best seller during the 1980s.