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EP95 Invited Address 12b - Coping with Loss During Older Years - A Personal and Professional Perspective - Mary Goulding, MSW

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Invited Addresses |  Aging and Mortality |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995
Mary Goulding, MSW |  Joseph Wolpe, M.D.
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Original Program Date:
Dec 17, 1995
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Invited Address Session 12 Part 2 - Coping with Loss During Older Years - A Personal and Professional Perspective
Featuring Mary Goulding, MSW; with discussant Joseph Wolpe, MD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.

As human beings age, we are bombarded with losses: of our professions, businesses or jobs; homes; health; ideals; friends; family members and partners. This address will offer special techniques, usable in brief or long-term therapy, to help aging clients find ways to honor their losses as well as their own integrity, as they continue to grow and to savor life.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the roles of contact and empathy in the therapeutic process.
  2. To list common emotional reactions to loss and techniques that are useful in responding to the clients' emotions.
  3. To describe the therapeutic sequence in goodbye work.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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.

Joseph Wolpe, M.D.'s Profile

Joseph Wolpe, M.D. Related Seminars and Products

Joseph Wolpe, MD, was a South African psychiatrist, one of the most influential figures in Behavior Therapy. Wolpe grew up in South Africa, attending Parktown Boys' High School. Joseph received his M.D. in 1948 from the University of Whitatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was Emeritus Professor fo Psychiatry and Former Director of Behavior Therapy Unity at Temple University Medical School. He was Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. One of the leading practitioners of behavior therapy, he has authored three books and co-edited two, and has more than 200 professional publications. He cofounded the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. He is receipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association.