EP17 Speech with Discussant 08 - Completing General Systems Theory (Includes CE) - John Gottman, PhD, William Bumberry, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
It has been 50 years since General Systems Theory revolutionized psychotherapy. Yet it never became a real science, and the therapies it produced were either never evaluated or, when studied, produced only weak effects. We can now scientifically complete general systems theory and show that the new theory does result in highly effective couples and family therapy.
EP17 Topical Panel 01 - Training Psychotherapists - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, Scott Miller, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
Psychotherapists can be trained through didactic, research-based, and experiential approaches. These approaches will be compared and contrasted.
EP17 Topical Panel 02 - Multicultural Issues - Robert Dilts, BA, Esther Perel, MA, LMFT and Derald Wing Sue, PhD
All therapists require an understanding of multicultural issues to be effective. Theoretical research findings will be discussed.
EP17 Topical Panel 03 - Family and Couples Therapy I - Harville Hendrix, PhD, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, Cloe Madanes, LIC, HDL and Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
Systemic and communication-based approaches will be described. These approaches can be used with both families and couples.
EP17 Topical Panel 04 - Resistance - Judith Beck, PhD, Steven Hayes, PhD and William Miller, PhD
Clients generally understand what they need but fail to comply with their own directives and those of the therapist. Resistance will be analyzed from three different therapeutic models.
EP17 Topical Panel 05 - PTSD - Peter Levine, PhD, Bill O'Hanlon, MS and Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Every therapist needs a method to work with posttraumatic stress disorder. Fundamental techniques will be discussed. Neurological considerations will be offered.
EP17 Topical Panel 06 - The Initial Interview - Otto Kernberg, MD, William Miller, PhD and Michael Yapko, PhD
The structure of initial interview from three different approaches will be described and discussed.
EP17 Topical Panel 07 - Mind/Body Issues - Robert Dilts, BA, Stephen Gilligan, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD
The mind creates both neurological and somato-psychic patterns. Current concepts of mind-body interaction will be discussed in described.
EP17 Topical Panel 09 - Sex and Intimacy - Sue Johnson, EdD, Otto Kernberg, MD, and Peter Levine, PhD
Sex can create intimacy and intimacy can facilitate sexual expression. The intersection between sex and intimacy will be discussed in described from three different perspectives.
EP17 Topical Panel 10 - Homework Assignments - Judith Beck, PhD, Harville Hendrix, PhD, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, and Bill O'Hanlon, MS
Therapy happens in life, not just in the consulting room. Assignments facilitate treatment goals.