EP00 Invited Address 7b - Reality Therapy in Action - William Glasser, M.D.
After 35 years of experience, Dr. Glasser has now updated his original Reality Therapy. It now is based on his new theory of how people function, called Choice Theory. Because this theory eliminates what Dr. Glasser believes is a hindrance to therapy, talking about the past or focusing on the symptom, it is effective from the first session and can be completed in ten sessions or less with most clients.
EP00 Invited Address 8a - Where You Feel the Body From the Inside, There Is A Door - Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.
The edge where almost all therapy and thought get stuck is a physical bodily place hardly anyone knows to go into.
EP00 Invited Address 8b - Bioenergetic Analysis: A Body-Mind Therapy - Alexander Lowen, M.D.
Since the person is his body, it is possible to read the history of the individual from the pattern of chronic muscular tension in his body. These chronic tensions limit the individual's ability to respond in a healthy way to the stresses of life. Bioenergetics provides a technique for reducing these tensions.
EP00 Invited Address 9a - Facilitating Brain Growth with Ericksonian Psychotherapy? - Ernest Rossi, Ph.D.
Current research on neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells) indicates that novelty, environmental enrichment and physical exercise can facilitate new growth in the adult human brain. How can we optimize our Ericksonian approaches to support the psychobiological growth process?
EP00 Invited Address 9b - Interaction: Bridging the Human and Non-Human Worlds - James Hillman, Ph.D.
Besides the patient's past history and present intrapsychic complaints, besides his/her interpersonal relations, the patient lives in an aesthetic, spiritual, cultural, economic and environmental world of intimate things, physical places and invisible atmospheres. To focus mainly upon personal subjectivity to the neglect of the non-human factors falsifies the patient's daily actuality and endangers therapy with artificiality. Therapy must therefore bridge into the world.
This presentation will be a discussion of existential psychotherapy and of group psychotherapy drawing especially from Yalom's new teaching novel, The Schopenhauer Cure. Dr. Yalom will discuss: the therapist/client relationship from an existential therapy perspective; the practice of existentially oriented psychotherapy using recent clinical cases; the impact of death awareness on the conduct of life; the technique of the group therapist; the selection and preparation of group patients; the relevance of philosophy for therapy; and the case for and against clinical philosophy. Dr. Yalom will sign books after his presentation in the Arena Lobby.
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food,eating, other people, themselves, and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment and dis-couragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
With her Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Marsha Linehan was one of the first practitioners to show how East and West could meet in the consulting room. She will address how critical it is that psychotherapists strive for both a well-being of our clients and the scientific validation of our methods.
This address will present belief in one’s causative power as the foundation of human motivation, aspiration, accomplishments, and well-being. Whatever other factors serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that onehas the power to make changes in one’s functioning and life conditions.