Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am
with Susan Badger, MFT and Helga Fasching, PsyD at SFPRG

This case conference is designed to include professionals asnd interns who want to gain an in-depth understanding of Control Mastery Theory (CMT). The participants will analyze and discuss how issues of diversity were addressed during the course of treatment by both the therapist and the patient. Participants will be able to: 1) demonsrate the fundamental concepts and principles of CMT by assessing specific ways these concepts are used to design effective case formulations, thereapeutic interventions, and treatment goals; 2) explain the importans of “testing” in CMT and the important part the testing process plays in the therapist-patient relationship. 3) differentiate between “passive into active” tests and “transference” tests and explain their clinical relevance; 4) describe the ways in which patients develop “pathogenic beliefs” in childhood and will be able to analyze how these maladaptive beliefs and adaptations interfere with their ability to live healthy lives; 5) describe the importance of the patient’s (often unconscious) plan in order to design effective, case specific, therapeutic strategies.

$35 for students, $95 for members, and $145 for non-members