Evolution of Psychotherapy | Evolution of Psychotherapy 1995
James Bugental, PhD | Erving Polster, PhD
1 Hour 19 Minutes
Original Program Date :
Dec 16, 1995
This is a description.
There is a fundamental division in how therapy is conceived. James FT Bugental, PhD is with discussant Erving Polster, PhD. Moderated by Ellyn Bader.
Over the past 50 years, the theory and practice of psychotherapy has continued to evolve. There are signs that evolution is about to become a revolution. The stuff of bull sessions, the more liberated case conferences and solitary, sometimes fearful, experimentations are some of the elements of these changes that are scantily represented in the literature. Three of the influences that led to this transition are worthy of examination for what they suggest about the future. Developments in our understanding of ourselves as human beings are one of the three. Experiments with delivery systems for therapy. Many of the new entrants in the field have little or no training.
The educational objectives are listed.
To describe, with increased perspective, the ongoing and emotionally loaded multilogue about the likely further evolution of our discipline.
To describe levels in which changes are going to occur.
To describe one’s own beliefs about human nature as it is expressed, worked with and influenced by counseling and psychotherapy and confront the central challenges of those beliefs.
Session may be edited to preserve confidentiality.