Wednesdays, 2/1/17 – 6/14/17 2:30-4:00 pm
with Steven Foreman, MD at SFPRG
This course will use continuous case presentations, along with selected readings and group discussions, to deepen participants’ understanding of the therapeutic process. We will study closely how the therapist’s comments, interpretations, attitudes towards the patient’s goals, hopes and fears and reactions to the patient’s testing facilitates (or in some instances may hinder) the patient’s progress. By the end of the class, participants will be able to: 1) explain the therapeutic process from a Control Mastery perspective 2) discuss how the psychotherapist actually contributes to the patient’s progress, 3) analyze the sequential unfolding of the therapeutic process over an extended period of treatment, and 4) detect connections between the therapist’s attitudes, actions and interpretations on the patient’s progress and/or failure to progress.
$35 for students, $120 for members, and $150 for non-members