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EP90 Supervision Panel 01 - Glasser, Polster and Masterson

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Supervision Panel
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
William Glasser |  Miriam Polster |  James F. Masterson
55 Minutes
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Original Program Date :
Dec 12, 1990
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Supervision Panel 01 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Featuring Glasser, Polster and Masterson

Moderated by W Michael Munion, MA


Educational Objective:

  1. To compare and contrast clinical and philosophical perspectives of experts.



William Glasser's Profile

William Glasser Related seminars and products: 39


William Glasser, MD, who received his MD degress in 1953 from Case Western Reserve University was an American psychiatrist. William was awarded an honorary doctorate in human letters by the University of San Francisco. Founder and Director of the Institute for Reality Therapy, he was authoer and editor of ten books on the topics of reality therapy and education. He was also the developer of Choice Theory. His ideas, which focus on personal choice, personal responsibility and personal transformation, are considered controversial by mainstream psychiatrists, who focus instead on classifying psychiatric syndromes as "illnesses", and who often prescribe psychotropic medications to treat mental disorders.

Miriam Polster's Profile

Miriam Polster Related seminars and products: 40

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.

James F. Masterson's Profile

James F. Masterson Related seminars and products: 48


James F. Masterson (M.D., Jefferson Medical School, 1951) was Director of the Masterson Group, P.C., which specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult character disorders. Additionally, he was Director of the Masterson Institute (formerly Character Disorder Foundation); attending psychiatrist at New York Hospital, Payne Whitney Clinic; and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College. Masterson has authored seven books and edited two volumes, mostly on the topic of psychoanalytic approaches to character disoreders and adolescents. His seminal work on the borderline personality has made him one of the most influential and studied practitioners of modern psychoanalytic methods.

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