EP17 Conversation Hour 05 - John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD
Describe why not all relationship conflict is the same, and why some conflicts require the therapist to be an existential psychologist.
Describe why it is so vital for therapists to measure physiology in couples’ therapy.
Describe what Gottman sound relationship house theory and Gottman method couples therapy offers in the following domains: (1) friendship and intimacy, (2) conflict management, (3) shared meaning, (4) trust, and (5) commitment.
EP17 Conversation Hour 07 - Robert Dilts, BA
Third generation NLP is generative, systemic and focused on high level issues such as identity and purpose. It emphasizes whole system change and can be applied to organizations and cultures as well as to individuals, families and teams. It expands upon the previous generations of NLP to include tools and skills for supporting multiple levels of change. This conversation will focus on how these methods can enhance therapy and coaching.
EP17 Conversation Hour 11 - David Burns, MD
Dr. Burns will describe his personal evolution from biological psychiatry during his psychiatric residency to cognitive behavior therapy, and then to the new TEAM-CBT, which he has recently developed. TEAM-CBT aims for extremely high-speed treatment using innovative cognitive and motivational (resistance-busting) techniques. He will invite questions from audience participants.
EP17 Conversation Hour 13 - Erving Polster, PhD
An opportunity to engage Dr. Polster in open ended conversation about any aspect of his 70 years of experience as a psychotherapist and as witness to huge therapeutic movements.
EP17 Great Debates 01 - Approaches to Depression: Biological, Psychological, Social and Spiritual - Daniel Amen, MD and Michael Yapko, PhD
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the most common mood disorder on earth and earlier this year was ranked as the number one cause of suffering and disability worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO). Depression is a complex, multi-faceted disorder and many different theories have been formulated to describe its etiology and course. In this joint presentation, Drs. Amen and Yapko will compare and contrast their viewpoints about depression, addressing such topics as the merits of neuroimaging in depression, causes and types of depression, antidepressant medications, the role of diet and use of diet supplements in treatment, and why not all psychotherapies are equally effective in promoting recovery.
EP17 Great Debates 02 - The Neurobiology and Psychosocial Correlates of Trauma and Resilience - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, most individuals are impacted, but 75% evidence resilience while 25% “get stuck” and develop PTSD and co-occurring disorders. This presentation will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and considers the implications for treatment.
EP17 Great Debates 03 - Transpersonal/Interpersonal Approaches - Jean Houston, PhD and Erving Polster, PhD
There is a professionally familiar dichotomy between the experience of an actual person to person relationship, on the one hand, and the transpersonal expansion. The latter is often given a special place in the therapeutic repertoire but, in actuality, they are overlapping experiences, Drs. Houston and Polster will each tell how these perspectives enter into their work, with an accompanying discussion.