Session 9: The Fundamental Simplicity of Psychotherapy
The crucial knowledge in psychotherapy is what leads straight into catastrophe versus what leads into deliverance. From the first wrong step there is a very fast sequence into catastrophe, exploding into anxiety, imploding into depression. This workshop will elaborate on five concepts and complications that should be addressed in order to conduct successful psychotherapy. These concepts are: sequence, symmetry, sieve, morass, and psychosis or suicide from unbearable pain. In this symposium we will present two cases on DVD each morning for discussion with an emphasis on one of these concepts.
Thursday Swamped, reversed
Friday Suicide and psychosis from unbearable pain, reversed
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
Purchase an additional 5 DAY session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI
Please note: A $2.50 processing fee is assessed for all electronic registrations.
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Recognize not only hopeful sequences in a situation but also not miss the forces that will reverse the situation into catastrophe
(2) Signal the context markers for an equal, symmetrical partnership from the very beginning of the diagnostic interview
(3) Learn how the unconscious sieve can more profoundly image the full set of forces
(4) Appreciate the most common complication of our patients and learn the most difficult situations to reverse because of unbearable pain that can bring about suicidal ideation and/or a psychotic break
James Gustafson, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the author of 12 published books, the latest being Positioning Opens and Closes the Lines of Sight for the Whole Situation: The Architecture of Psychiatry (2012), also available as an electronic book on his website (Google James P. Gustafson). His 36 very brief (10-15 minute) lectures on Maps in Psychiatry can be found on YouTube by searching: Jim Gustafson Channel.
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 15.00 PAPA credit.