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EP90 Invited Address 04a - Resolving Childhood Trauma...When the Therapy Must be Short-Term - Mary Goulding, MSW

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Invited Addresses |  Trauma |  Brief Therapy |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Redecision Therapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Mary Goulding, MSW |  Judd Marmor
1 Hour 26 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 1990
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Today and in the immediate future, short-term therapy is a major available treatment for most clients. In this paper, I will discuss the use of Short-Term Redecision Therapy in the resolution of major childhood traumas, such as physical, sexual, and mental abuse. In Redecision Therapy, the client remembers, re-enacts, uses therapeutically, and then discards these early traumatic scenes.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name the five common pathological beliefs resulting from childhood trauma.
  2. To name three redecisions that are commonly necessary for victims of physical or sexual abuse.
  3. To name three effective methods of promoting therapeutic resolution and closure after the needed redecisions are made.

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Mary Goulding, MSW's Profile

Mary Goulding, MSW Related Seminars and Products

Mary Goulding, MSW, is one of the leading exponents of Transactional Analysis. Along with her husband Robert Goulding, she developed an approach called Redecision therapy which synthesizes Transactional Analysis and Gestalt. Together they founded the Western Institute for Group and Family Therapy in Watsonville, California, and co-authored two professional books about their approach. There is also an edited volume about the Redecision model. Mary has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Transactional Analysis Association and is a Teaching Member of that organization. Her M.S.W. was granted in 1960 from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.

Judd Marmor's Profile

Judd Marmor Related Seminars and Products

Judd Marmor, MD, was an American psychiatrist known for his role in removing homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Judd was an adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California in LA, was Franz Alexander Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. he has practices medicine for more than 50 years, having graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1933. He is past president of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Psychoanalysis, and The Group for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, and The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He is recipient of the Bowis Award for Outstanding Achievements in Leadership in the Field of Psychiatry from the American College of Psychiatrists and the Founders Award from the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Marmor served on the editorial board of 14 journals.He authored five books and co-authored one. He has written or co-written more than 300 scientific papers. Much of his writing has been on psychoanalysis and human sexuality.