The evaluation is the single most important clinical task of therapists who work with sexual problems. That is because accurate assessment is the key to successful treatment, and many unnecessary therapy failures can be traced to inadequate evaluation procedures and to the failure of the therapist to elicit pertinent information. Traditional psychological and psychiatric examinations, which emphasize the childhood roots of sexual problems are not adequate for evaluating sexual disorders. Dr. Kaplan will demonstrate her method of evaluation, which focuses on the patient's or couple's current sexual behavior and experience. This, together with historic information, provides the information required for understanding the dynamics of the dysfunction and for formulating a rational treatment plan.
Workshop 04 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Fostering Depth in Client Self-Exploration, featuring James FT Bugental, PhD.
It is doubtful any lasting life-changes will result unless clients are able to access their own inner worlds with unusual depth. This workshop - using direct instruction, specific suggestions, and live demonstrations - teaches ways of working for rich inner discovery.
The workshop will center on a role-played demonstration of family therapy using members of the audience. There will be an enactment of the telephone plea from the new patient to the therapist. Included will be structuring the blind date appointment between the two paranoids when the therapist is one of them. History taking and the war for the family "I" position will be demonstrated. Also discussed will be expanding the anxiety and establishing the generation gap.
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.
This workshop explores Ericksonian approaches to weight loss, including paradox, metaphor, utilization, humor and possibilities. Motivational Interviewing will be utilized. The metaphor of weight loss as a journey is central. Departure, initiation and return are highlighted, noting obstacles and struggles encountered during this exciting adventure! A transformational journey representing a higher level of conscious-ness with increased meaning that makes change possible will be presented.
Bugental (1990) provides two demonstrations. First, Bugental works with Molly, an associate who is familiar with this approach at an advanced level. Next he works with a naïve client, demonstrating what therapy might look like on the first visit. After each session, Bugental and his client reflect upon his methods.
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.