Aaron Beck (1995) selects a clinician to role-play a male client. The client, Mike, was abandoned by his wife after she had multiple affairs. Mike is a recovering alcoholic with a sexually transmitted disease who suffers from dating anxiety, childhood trauma, and feelings of inferiority. Beck demonstrates how to establish a collaborative relationship with the patient.
Ellis and Wolfe (1995) demonstrate with several volunteers. Beth, is troubled by her dominating mother. Ellis assigns a homework task. Next, Wolfe works with a volunteer who feels betrayed by her husband and brother. Ellis works with a second volunteer, Megan, who is ending a relationship with her boyfriend. Ellis uses imagery, confrontation and humor.
Alexander Lowen (1995) demonstrates with John who is dissatisfied with his body. Through exercises, Lowen helps John use his body to express his full range of feelings. Lowen explains that he does not rely on the mind to change behavior because of its lack of power. Lowen expects the body to free itself. The demonstration concludes with Lowen’s elaboration on his work.
To describe the three-step Basic Accessing Question to facilitate reactive reorganization of the problem.
To demonstrate two variations of the Basic Accessing Question in Depth Psychotherapy.
To list three reasons for working with dreams in the initial interview and in brief psychotherapy.
Given patients with no dreaming, list techniques for eliciting dreams and for "dream substitutes."
Clinical Demonstration 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Supervision in Gestalt Therapy, featuring Miriam Polster, PhD.
To demonstrate how gestalt therapy principles may apply in a supervision session.
To explore how the characteristics of the supervisee may influence and enrich his/her therapeutic style.
Clinical Demonstration 11 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Humanization of Technique, featuring Erving Polster, PhD.
To describe and illustrate the difference between ordinary human engagement in therapy and technical engagement.
To describe a moment when you could discern a felt meeting of minds between patient and therapist.