Presentation of the principles of feminist therapy as utilized with women who have been battered, sexually abused as children or adults. Such techniques also can be used to treat sexual misconduct by therapists and sexual harassment, including dealing with issues such as dissociation, obsessions and cognitive distortions.
This workshop focuses on the control theory and how it relates to the practice of Reality Therapy. Demonstration with volunteers from the audience who will role-play actual clients they are now working with will be highlighted.
Memories may be treated as one-act dramas, dialogues or dreams, as volunteers use them, incorporate them in new ways and let them return to the past. Demonstration, with audience volunteers, of a single childhood memory to make changes in their current lives will illustrate Redecision Therapy.
The development of the capacities of the healthy real self is described along with the impairments in these capacities that ensue in the Disorders of the Self. A diagnostic system based on the Disorders of the Self is presented, its conceptual basis is explained, and it is compared with DSM IV. A central triadic psychodynamic theme of these disorders, i.e., self-activation leads to depression which leads to defense, is described.
Human problems can be seen as "games without end; " that is, as recurring behaviors based on the continuous application of rigid rules, but devoid of rules for the change of these rules. What are such "meta-rules" and how can they be introduced?
The focus will be on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adults who have been ''victimized'' by natural and intentional design. Specific assessment and treatment interventions will be critically examined and demonstrated.
Those who grow up in chemically dependent families have strong survivorship skills. Unfortunately, for too many, they continue to present to the world a false self often becoming our "closeted" depressed, angry and addicted client. This workshop focuses on 1) treatment orientation and priorities, and 2) core clinical issues. Due to the managed care environment, experiential focus will be on homework assignments.
This talk proposes to separate psychotherapy approaches into two groups: one called the "psychological therapies," focused on the growth and development of the individual psyche, and the other, the "social therapies," which deal with broader issues of relationship and the social web. My aim is to create a freer field for dialogue between two points of view that are historically independent from each other and that derive from a different conceptual base.
The client's task is to try to be open to his/her inner experiencing, disclosing it to the therapist. A client discovers difficulties in doing so, thus disclosing the resistances which are isomorphic with the client's difficulties in life more generally. The therapist's task is to teach and monitor this process.
Otto Kernberg (1995) demonstrates a supervision session with a therapist who presents a case of a 42-year-old male with a narcissistic personality and self-destructive tendencies. This male therapist feels as though the therapy has reached a stalemate. Kernberg suggests various hypotheses about the case. The volunteer then describes his reaction to the supervision.