A core premise of Generative Change work is that “everything contains the potential of its opposite/complement.” The more we increase one side of a complement the more we increase the potential of its opposite/complement. When we seek to bring more of something into the world (light), we simultaneously invite its opposite (shadow). In fact, we often want to bring more of something (light) because we know its opposite (darkness). Having only one side of a complement creates imbalance. This is frequently the case in psychotherapy, where the complement to a client’s desired change shows up as a form of resistance. This workshop will show that when client’s can be supported to hold both sides of a seeming conflict or struggle from a generative state, surprising new possibilities emerge.
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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
Topical Panel 08 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Resistance
Featuring James FT Bugental, PhD; William Glasser, MD; Donald Meichenbaum, PhD; and Erving Polster, PhD.
Moderated by Ruth McClendon, MSW.
Panel 15 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995 - Resistance
Featuring James F.T. Bugental, Ph.D.; Albert Ellis, Ph.D.; Otto Kernberg, M.D.; and Erving Polster, Ph.D.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD
The client's task is to try to be open to his/her inner experiencing, disclosing it to the therapist. A client discovers difficulties in doing so, thus disclosing the resistances which are isomorphic with the client's difficulties in life more generally. The therapist's task is to teach and monitor this process.
Although your clientele may be voluntarily seeking treatment, you will occasionally encounter individuals who are strongly opposed to outside influence. Standard techniques and procedures often fail to achieve results with these individuals. This workshop will describe the type of approach that achieves positive outcomes in cases of complex resistance.
The language of hypnosis is an expressive grammar oriented to eliciting changes in state, mood, and perspective. We will study the use of truisms, yes-sets, presuppositions, dissociation statements, and implied causatives. Lecture, demonstration, practice.
Priming is the process of directly or indirectly introducing new ideas to clients and preparing them for new perspectives and behaviors. Attendees will learn what priming is, the theory behind what occurs in the brain when priming occurs, and how to incorporate priming into the therapeutic dialogue to resolve resistance, discover solutions, and create therapeutic movement.