EP00 Invited Address 3a - Psychotherapy Isn't What You Think - James F.T. Bugental, Ph.D.
This address will review the long-held concept of the client seen as a passive source of information and receptacle for therapist feedback. Dr. Bugental will propose an amendment to this view which makes more use of the client's own conscious powers.
Topical Panel 07 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Training Therapists part II
Featuring Aaron Beck, MD, James F.T. Bugental, PhD, Salvador Minuchin, MD, and Irvin Yalom, MD.
Moderated by Christine Padesky, PhD.
Topical Panel 11 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Role of Therapist/Role of Client
Featuring Claudia Black, PhD, James F.T. Bugental, PhD, Bert Hellinger, MA, Dipl. Psych., and Otto Kernberg.
Moderated by W. Michael Munion, MA.
The distinguishing elements of a psychotherapy conducted from an existential orientation and holding humanistic values. Topics briefly dealt with include centering on process rather than content; authenticity of encounter; commitment; presence; concern; the subjective; intentionality vs. causality; and developing depth of inquiry. Didactic presentations, questions and discussion, and demonstrations.
To learn interview techniques for reducing client resistances to being genuinely engaged with the therapeutic work and to be able to facilitate client inner exploration
To understand the division of responsibility in which the client leads content and the therapist modulates process
Human experience and human action center in and derive from human subjectivity. Our preoccupation with objectivity results displaces identity from inner living to external. Life-changing psychotherapy requires centered awareness and self-direction. Three therapeutic elements are prime: Full presence, major commitment, and exploring client's self-and-world constructs.