This demonstration will show how activating a client’s creative process is the key factor in generative psychotherapy. This process follows four steps:
1) Identifying a goal (A positive change or transforming a negative pattern),
2) Developing a generative state,
3) Utilizing the generative state to creatively achieve the goal, and
4) Guiding the session changes into real life achievement.
We will debate the Promise of attachment science as a guide to the practice of individual couple and family therapy in the 21st century including what this science tells us about how to understand mental health issues and the most direct pathways to positive change, health and resilience.
In this presentation, Drs. Zeig and Johnson will present the essence of Sal Manuchin’s thinking and practice over the past 60 years. They will take us through his therapeutic process, and deconstruct the complexity of his artistry into simple techniques that can be used by therapists of different orientations.
A coherent science on attachment now offers therapists a map for self and relational system that cogently outlines both dysfunction and health – and how to lead clients from one to the other. This presentation will outline the strengths of this integrating framework as a general and specific in-session guide for individual, couple and family therapy, focusing on the map it offers for affect regulation, cognitive restructuring and behavior change.
Patsy and Josh are a volunteer couple, already in Emotionally Focused Therapy. They are further helped through an EFT session with Sue Johnson. Patsy, suffering from deep wounds of the past, is vulnerable and fearful, and often shuts down—even though she knows her actions prevent connection with Josh. Her husband tries to be caretaker and nurturer. Johnson helps them stay with emotion, expand their connection and shapes their interaction bringing both to a safer, more loving place.