EP09 Topical Panel 17 – Psychotherapy: Art or Science? – Steven Hayes, James Hillman, and Erving Polster
Educational Objective: To compare and contrast clinical and philosophical perspectives of experts.
An expanded understanding of the suicidal urge, and reasoning, belongs to the capability of any therapist, since suicide is always a human potential. The therapist needs to come to terms with his/her own suicidal urges, fears and fantasies, and ideas of death as well. Objective reports – diagnosis, demographics, age groups, psychological situation, social history, personal styles, etc. may or may not help the practitioner in encountering the client’s risk of suicide.
James Hillman (2009) Hillman reveals how to bring “soul talk” back into modern psychotherapy. The case history of a client is the diagnosis, present complaint, family history, employment history, but nothing of the “soul” of the person. Dr. Hillman assures us that we can almost ignore the case history. Using “soul” talk (Longings, dreams, secrets, how a client accepts joy and sorrow) takes the session out of the box and returns a resonance to psychotherapy that it has lost.
Dreaming is a natural human function from early childhood to late maturity. Beginning with Freud and Jung the practice of clinical psychology centered originally on dream analysis. The importance of dreaming has fallen into neglect in most contemporary therapies. This workshop offers practical cues for working with dreams to benefit participants own techniques, selfknowledge and their client's psychic equilibrium.
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The client comes for help because he/she is "deeply" troubled. These "deeps" lurking inside problems need to be spoken about by the client and spoken to by the therapist/counselor. Otherwise practice fails its promise and becomes a bag of tricks for fixing problems.
Topical Panel 15 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - Transference / Countertransference
Featuring James Hillman, PhD; Otto Kernberg, MD; James Masterson, MD; and Michael White, BASW
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, PhD