Dr. Polster will portray connectedness as a key human aspiration and specify four pathways along which lost connectedness may be therapeutically restored: Person to person, enhancing relational experience and belonging; moment to moment, restoring continuity and fluidity; event to event, recovering life's storyline; and characteristic to characteristic, integrating the self.
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.
This address is a radical inquiry into voluntary death ("death control"). Is suicide legal? Should involuntary suicide prevention be legal? Should physician-assisted suicide be legal? Personal careers, professional identities, multi-billion dollar industries, legal doctrines, judicial procedures and the liberty of every American hangs on our answers and on our justifications for them.
Ms. Madanes will present a new way of thinking about how injustice in the family can lead to marital and family problems. She will present step by step procedures for discovering an injustice in the family and resolving it effectively so as to solve major problems, violence and depression, panic, child and adolescent problems and sexual abuse.
All expressions of life are multi-layered, including people's descriptions of the problems they bring to therapy. An appreciation of this multi-layeredness of expression presents therapists with a multiplicity of options for therapeutic conversations. How can the multiple layers of expression be identified? How does this contribute to a range of options for re-authoring conversations?
Every individual, by virtue of his/her birth, and by virtue of his/her death, creates a minor social revolution. In this context, •tele" is the bonding factor. Its measurement and effect upon interpersonal relations will be examined.
There have been some surprising developments in cognitive approaches to schizophrenia in recent years. Dr. Beck will describe the clinical trials, some of the therapeutic strategies used to modify, if not eliminate, delusions and hallucinations, and a cognitive model for understanding paranoid psychosis. This understanding will enable therapists to add substantially to the improvement provided by medication.
This presentation will summarize the strategy, tactics and techniques of TFP (Transference Focused Psychotherapy), its indications and contraindications, process and outcome studies of the Cornell University Personality Disorders Institute that developed this treatment over the past 15 years.
This address shows how clients can learn to get better rather than just feel better. They can learn to make a profound philisophical change, maintain it, and make themselves remarkably less disturbable even in the face of serious adversities.