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IC19 Short Course 20 - How to Take the Next Affective Step for Promoting Resilience - Bardia Monshi, PhD

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Short Courses |  Affect |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Bardia Monshi, PhD
1 Hour 26 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2019
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Effective therapy, or coaching, is touching and moving clients. As professionals, we are providing an emotional service because all of our clients’ problems have to do with emotional self-regulation. Therefore, to make therapy effective the impact must be affective!

I will first provide an overview of the Person-System-Interactions theory of the personality-researcher Julius Kuhl. It represents a theoretical foundation for thinking about specific ways of self-regulation. Prof. Kuhl defined four interacting subsystems and specific interplays, e.g. the interplay between “self-confrontation & self-calming” or the the interplay between “self-motivation & self-braking”. How a person manages the interplay between these subsystems results in different ego states.

Coaching and therapy can be regarded as a service to enhance the client’s affective self-regulation, improving their resilience. That is why secondly we will take a look at resilience from an affective and process-oriented point of view using the PSI-theory. Viennese humor, short movies and case examples will make this course an affective journey, too.

On the basis of this knowledge we can:

  • profile our clients concerning access to their different systems of personality,
  • strategically think about the next affective step for our clients and also,
  • figure out which specific method might be best for promoting resilience.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Define the 4 subsystems of the PSI-Theory.
  2. Create a profiling of clients with the PSI-Theory.
  3. Utilize the PSI-Theory to plan the next affective step for enhancing resilience.

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