EP09 - Point-Counter-Point 02 - How to Make Interventions “Work”: An Examination of Generalization Treatment Guidelines - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
A major challenge for any skills-oriented intervention is the issue of treatment generalization. Psychotherapists cannot just “train and hope” for transfer. In this presentation, Dr. Meichenbaum will discuss and demonstrate what needs to be done before, during and after interventions to make them more effective. He will discuss specific steps that psychotherapists should take to increase the likelihood of maintenance and generalization across settings and across response domains.
EP09 - Point/Counterpoint 03 - Treating Victims of Trauma Worldwide - Francine Shapiro, PhD
EMDR has been used worldwide over the past decade as an empirically validated trauma treatment. During that time, it has become clear that it is possible to simultaneously alleviate suffering, help stop the cycle of violence, and address the devastating effects of trans-generational transmission. The clinical implications for simple symptom reduction versus personal growth and resiliency will be explored.
EP09 - Point/Counterpoint 04 - The Almost Untreatable Narcissistic Patient - Otto Kernberg, MD
Dr. Kernberg will present prognostically unfavorable indications for a psychodynamic psychotherapy of narcissistic patients, and the management of the corresponding difficulties. The description of general characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder, clinical syndromes including the diagnosis, and general principles of psychodynamic therapy for them will compliment this presentation.
EP13 Point/Counter Point 01 - The Psychology of Purpose - Jean Houston, PHD
So many books and seminars have emerged over the last decade with discovering one’s “purpose” as their theme. What are the cultural and historic reasons for this, given the unique shifts and challenges of our time? How do we engender the passion for the possible in our human development while discovering what that “possible” is? Is it even possible to become an artist of destiny, capable of decoding the patterns, clues, and relationships that point you to a mystery that cannot be known directly? Ultimately when it comes down to our fascination with purpose, are we fooling ourselves or are we present at the birth of an opportunity that exceeds our imagination.