Distinguished Clinicians Series - Helping the Complicated Psychotherapy Dyad Find Words - Richard Munich, MD

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston, TX 77035
  • 45

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From interpretation of early conflict and trauma, contemporary, expressive psychotherapy expanded and divided in two directions with a more here and now focus: 1. A cognitive-behavioral basis and 2. A bilateral patient-therapist attunement.  This talk demonstrates the second direction in detail with two treatment resistant patients and their therapist, also a patient.  The shift from interpretation to containment to holding and attunement is elaborated.  All three patients continue their resistance, then begin finding new words to connect with internal and external experience and feel more real.  Theoretical issues are discussed and the relevance to inpatient work brought forward.

At the conclusion of this live presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate what is the range of unrepresentable states.
  • Describe how the role of deprivation and abuse in the word deficit, moves beyond basic attachment/separation ‘individuation’ issues.
  • Identify the role of psychotherapy in finding words:  interpretation versus attunement; containment versus holding.

$50 - Professional Rate

$25 - Student Rate

Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Payments must be made in advance. No checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

Registration is limited to 90 attendees; so sign up today.

 Continuing Education Credits

2.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

Physicians

Psychologists

Social Workers

Licensed Professional Counselors

Addictions Professionals

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Michelle A. Taylor

Coordinator of Education and Training 

mataylor@menninger.edu 


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