BT12 Workshop 15 Attention The Elixir of Therapeutic Growth Erving Polster, PhD
Dr. Polster will flesh out the roles of an attention triad of concentration, fascination and curiosity in evoking amplified interpersonal immersion in the therapeutic process. The resulting involvement leads to a quasi-hypnotic energy opening the client to new experience. Conceptual perspectives will be elaborated, augmented by live demonstrations of therapy sessions.
- Create a combination of safety and urgency in the therapeutic relationship.
- See past the client’s self-denigration and accentuate contrastingly enabling qualities.
- Evoke those stories which help clients recognize the actuality of their lives.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*