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Eugene Gendlin, PhD - Using Focusing in Therapy

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Clinical Demonstrations |  Trauma |  Psychotherapy |  Focusing |  Mind-Body
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Pioneers of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Eugene Gendlin, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
May 27, 2000
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Eugene Gendlin (2000) demonstrates with two volunteers. The first is guided through feelings of tension in her shoulders and shakiness in her stomach. Gendlin conducts a second demonstration. The next volunteer presents the trauma of a hysterectomy due to cancer. Gendlin concludes with an explanation of his method.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Given a case, describe how someone can access a bodily sense of a problem.
  2. To describe how to find "Focusing!"

From conference EP00-CD08-DVD

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Eugene T. Gendlin, PhD, is an American philosopher and psychotherapist who developed ways of thinking about and working with living process, the bodily felt sense and the 'philosophy of the implicit'. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1958 from the University of Chicago where he became an Associate Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Psychology. 

His philosophical work is concerned especially with the relationship between logic and experiential explication. Implicit intricacy cannot be represented, but functions in certain ways in relation to philosophical discourse. The applications of this "Philosophy of the Implicit" have been important in many fields.

His philosophical books and articles are listed and some of them are available from this web site. They include Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, (in paperback) and Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking In Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin) , both from Northwestern University Press, l997 and A Process Model.