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EP90 Workshop 25 - The Therapeutic Family Reunion - Carl Whitaker, MD

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Workshops |  Family Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Transference / Countertransference
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Carl Whitaker, MD
2 Hours 52 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 1990
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A multigenerational approach using co-therapy can enhance the effectiveness of family therapy. Cross-generational feedback avoids imprisonment in traditional transference. Family stress episodes can be seen as a multiprojectional process.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the role of the therapist as a symbolic "foster parent"
  2. To understand how to construct the family group as the "patient" in need of treatment

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Carl Whitaker, MD, was an American physician and psychotherapy pioneer family therapist. Whitaker is most well-known for acknowledging the role of the entire family in the therapeutic process. He is the founder of experiential family therapy, or the symbolic-experiential approach to therapy. Rather than scapegoating one family member or even a specific family problem, experiential family therapy looks at the entire family system. Several other approaches to family therapy have drawn heavily from Whitaker's theories.