EP00 Invited Address 11b - Therapy of "As If" - Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.
Certain aspects of language can be especially useful for the purpose of bringing about behavioral changes. The nature of these changes is best known, but by no means limited to, its hypnotherapeutic application. They are, for instance, "corrective emotional experiences," as defined by Franz Alexander. Long before Alexander, the philosopher Hans Vaihinger, in his famous work, "The Philosophy of As If" (1911 ), had investigated in great detail the fact to behave "as if something were the case, could bring about almost immediate changes in given contexts.
EP00 Dialogue 08 - Brief Therapeutic Interventions - William Glasser, M.D., and Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Featuring William Glasser, M.D., and Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D., moderated by Camillo Loriedo
Topical Panel 16 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - The Therapy of Milton H Erickson
Featuring Jay Haley, MA, Ernest Rossi, PhD, Paul Watzlawick, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.
Topical Panel 18 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Homework Assignments
Featuring Alexander Lowen, MD, Miriam Polster, PhD, Paul Watzlawick, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD.
Moderated by Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psych.
The traditional assumption that only insight into the causes in the past can bring about a change in the present makes us blind for what Alexander & French called "the corrective emotional experience," i.e., chance events in the present that may lead to almost immediate solutions. A great number of Erickson's surprising results could be considered the outcome of "planned chance events," often in the form of behavior prescriptions similar to interventions in hypnotherapy (e.g., "speaking the clients's language," prescribing resistance, the use of reframing, paradoxical interventions, etc.).
Panel 03 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
Featuring Alexander Lowen, M.D.; Judd Marmor, M.D.; Peggy Papp, A.C.S.W.; and Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.
Moderated by Janette Edgette, PsyD.
Panel 10 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Philosophical Issues and Psychotherapy
Featuring Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.; Thomas Szasz, M.D.; Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D.; and Irvin Yalom, M.D.
Moderated by Carol Kershaw, EdD.