Workshops

Generative Psychotherapy

Stephen Gilligan

Generative Psychotherapy:

The structure and process of creative life change

Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.

         This workshop provides an overview of the innovative approach of Generative Psychotherapy. In this neo-Ericksonian approach, each client is seen as being on a creative journey, wherein even significant negative setbacks and suffering can be positively utilized. Integral to realizing this is the creative state that needs to be activated in both therapist and client. We will see how this can be done within the guiding structure of a 6-step process: (1) Opening a creative field; (2) Setting positive intentions/goals; (3) Developing a creative state in both therapist and client; (4) Elucidating the steps for creative change; (5) Transforming obstacles; and (6) Homework and life practices. Through lecture, demonstration, case examples, and experiential exercises, participants will learn new methods and techniques for making psychotherapy a conversation that supports both client and therapist in living life in positive and fulfilling ways.  

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the main tenets of Generative Psychotherapy.
  2. Show how to develop a creative state in both therapist and client.
  3. Show how to transform a negative problem into a positive resource.
  4. Identify three techniques for developing a positive goal.
  5. Demonstrate how to influence clients in committing to daily practices.

 

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EDITION
SR Intensive
Stephen Gilligan
30 November to 03 December 2017
English
Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.
Encinitas, CA, USA
Residential supervision
Stephen Gilligan
17 to 21 April 2018
English
Mary Massaro, PhD.
Holden Beach, North Carolina, USA

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