EP17 Great Debates 04 - Couples Conflicts - Otto Kernberg, MD, Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
This presentation will propose a diagnostic assessment of the couple, specifying their conflicts at the level of their sexual life, their integration of expectations regarding daily living together, and potential discrepancies regarding their value systems, including their overall social integration. On this basis, a diagnostic assessment of unconscious reactivation in both partners of unresolved conflicts in their relation with their parental couples may determine the strategy of therapeutic interventions.
EP17 Great Debates 06 - Generative Change - Robert Dilts, BA and Steven Hayes, PhD
Generative processes are those that promote innovation, evolution and growth. To “generate” means to create something new. Thus, the core focus in of generative change is creativity: How do you create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create great personal relationships? How do you develop a great relationship with yourself—your body, your past, your future, your wounds and your gifts? These are the basic challenges in leading an extraordinary life, and the processes of generative change offer a way to succeed at them.
EP17 Great Debates 07 - Cognitive vs Experiential Emphases - Stephen Gilligan, PhD and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
This exchange will focus on the classic question of whether good therapy should focus more on cognitive or experiential changes. The merits of each, and the possibility of a “both/and” partnership, are considered.
EP17 Great Debates 09 - The Significance of Attachment Science for Psychotherapy - Sue Johnson, EdD and Dan Siegel, MD
We will debate the Promise of attachment science as a guide to the practice of individual couple and family therapy in the 21st century including what this science tells us about how to understand mental health issues and the most direct pathways to positive change, health and resilience.
EP17 Great Debates 10 - Present-Centered and Strategic Therapies: Commonalities and Differences - Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL and Erving Polster, PhD
Strategic therapy and present centered therapy have often received attention as discretely different phenomena. Cloe Madanes will present her views of strategic therapy and its relevance for present centered therapy. Erving Polster will do the same, showing the disparity and commonality of the two. Their individual views will animate a conversation with each other.
EP17 Great Debates 11 - Masculine/Feminine: Then and Now - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT and Marilyn Yalom, PhD
Tennyson, in a nineteenth-century poem, expressed the firm belief in the difference between men and women.
Man for the field and woman for the heart:
Man for the sword and for the needle she:
Man with the head and woman with the heart:
Man to command and woman to obey.
During the twentieth century, this doctrine of separate spheres was steadily eroded so that by now, in the Western world, woman are expected to use their brains as well as their hearts and men are encouraged to assume some of the roles previously allotted exclusively to women. This dialogue between Esther Perel and Marilyn Yalom will explore the challenges that men and women now face in assuming traits and roles of the opposite gender. Are we edging towards a more androgynous definition of gender and a multiplicity of gender identities? What are the lingering gaps in gender inequality? Is there a “crisis of mascu
EP17 Keynote 03 - Deconstructing Minuchin: A Tribute - Jeffrey Zeig, PhD and Sue Johnson, EdD
In this presentation, Drs. Zeig and Johnson will present the essence of Sal Manuchin’s thinking and practice over the past 60 years. They will take us through his therapeutic process, and deconstruct the complexity of his artistry into simple techniques that can be used by therapists of different orientations.
EP17 Keynote 04 - Mozart and the Art of Listening - Rob Kapilow and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
At the heart of psychotherapy is the idea that listening to someone is an inherently healing act. Can an understanding of the grammar of music help us better understand the grammar of how patients communicate? Can Mozart help transform how we listen? Join NPR and PBS commentator Rob Kapilow [or conductor/composer/author--whichever you think is better] for a unique exploration inside the language of music to see if it can help us learn to listen like Mozart.
EP17 Keynote 07 - New Breakthroughs in Cognitive Therapy: Applications to the Severely Mentally Ill - Aaron Beck, MD and Judith Beck, PhD
According to a recent survey, Cognitive Therapy is now the leading form of psychotherapy throughout the world. Its application to the numerous psychological disorders, as well as medical problems, has been well documented. In recent years, Cognitive Therapy has been successfully applied to the most intractable and chronic disorders, such as severe mental illness. Strategies and techniques in treating schizophrenia will be described.