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IC11 Workshop 28 - Strategic Self-Therapy - John Beahrs, MD

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Workshops |  Strategic Therapy |  Therapist Development
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2011
John Beahrs, MD
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2011
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Personal identity is both heavily defended and reframable.  When accepted as a given, rapport ensues.  Patients are then challenged to define themselves: self-description, value priorities, and goals/perceived roadblocks/plan.  Being held responsible for what is under their sole control minimizes regression, and promotes responsibility and morale.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how to heighten personal responsibility and minimize regression.
  2. Explain how to challenge patients’ competencies within the limits of safety.

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



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John Beahrs, MD, is a psychiatrist retired from the Portland Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Science University. A three-time recipient of a Milton H. Erickson Award, Dr. Beahrs developed strategic self-therapy for treating personality disorders and a "shared self-deception hypothesis" of how human minds evolved. He is the author of three books, with two books in progress: Psychotherapy and The Reality Question.