A Conversation with Erving Polster and Lynne Jacobs. In this wide-ranging conversation about their lives and their gestalt therapy passions, they also discuss a video session together. The conversations include a look at points of disagreement as well as points of agreement between them. The entire conversation consists of 8 chapters, so that viewers can easily skip through the video to the segments that interest them the most.
Recent neuroscience research suggests that empathy, rapport and transference may be mediated by our mirror neurons. this new view of the basic talent of all psychotherapists will be explored during group processes and individual demonstrations utilizing Rossi's innovative approaches to therapeutic hypnosis and psychotherapy.
This two-hour workshop deals solely with the matter of projective identification (PI) as experienced in couple therapy. PI is perhaps one of the least talked about and most problematic issue in all modalities of psychotherapy. PI is also one of the most effective tools therapists can use to discover implicit information about the couple and accelerate the therapy forward. Attendees will learn how to become aware of this nonconscious process of communication and defense employed by all couples at some point. Through demonstration and video presentation, attendees will also learn what to do about PI – which strategic interventions will work and how to evaluate their effectiveness.
This workshop will summarize the overall technical principles of interpretive intervention in sessions of couples therapy. Economics and dynamic criteria of intervention, analysis of transference and countertransference will be explored together with the setting up of basic frames for the interaction in the sessions. Clinical examples will illustrate these approaches.
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.
Topical Panel 15 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - Transference / Countertransference
Featuring James Hillman, PhD; Otto Kernberg, MD; James Masterson, MD; and Michael White, BASW
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, PhD
The therapeutic alliance is described along with transference and transference acting-out. The therapeutic task is defined - i.e., to help the patient convert transference acting-out to therapeutic alliance and transference through appropriate interventions. The psychotherapy of each of the disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid) is described in terms of indications, therapeutic technique and goals. Clinical examples will be given. Two videotapes of psychotherapy will be presented- one with a Borderline patient and the other with a Narcissistic disorder. Countertransference problems are described.
Dr. Kernberg will present specific, empirically tested psychodynamic psychotherapy for patients with severe personality disorders. The strategy, tactics and techniques of TFP will be described and illustrated with clinical material. Indications and contraindications, prognosis and special crises and complications in the treatment will be explored.
EP09 Dialogue 12 – Transference/Countertransference – Otto Kernberg, MD and Erving Polster, PhD
Educational Objective: Given a topic, to describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.