Change in psychotherapy is a gradual process with predictable stages which can be understood and prepared for. Integrating new perspectives and behaviors requires attention to the needs of each of three phases: support, accommodation, and assimilation. These stages will be defined and demonstrated in work with volunteer workshop participants.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Miriam Polster, Ph.D, is co-director of the Gestalt Training Center in San Diego, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Along with her husband, Erving Polster, she is co-author of a book on Gestalt therapy. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1967.