Session 9: To Imagine Accurately: The Fundamental Problem of Psychotherapy/Parallels Evolution (Aug 7-11)

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Dr. Gustafson has identified five crucial dynamics that are at the center of brief psychotherapy.  Each dynamic is important to conceptualize because these interactions can govern whether the psychotherapy process improves the patient’s situation or makes matters worse.  Each morning will focus on one of these five concepts.  Participants will then study and discuss two cases each day after viewing videos from Dr. Gustafson’s Brief Psychotherapy Clinic.

Monday Not to stand in its danger, the first crucial dynamic

Tuesday To anticipate you are one or two steps from the catastrophe point, the second crucial dynamic

Wednesday To get the dream reading of the whole situation, the third crucial dynamic

Thursday Not to be eaten by ideas, the fourth crucial dynamic

Friday To open and to close accurately, the fifth crucial dynamic

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 $10.00 non-refundable processing fee is assessed on registrations.


Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

(1) Understand the five crucial dynamics of psychotherapy that parallel those of our species evolution
(2) Recognize how these dynamics work with ten patients from Dr. Gustafson’s Brief Psychotherapy Clinic
(3) Identify how these patients are captured by abstract ideas like perfection
(4) Learn how the dream instrument provides the most valuable map of the whole situation of these patients


Additional information


Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/07/2017 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
08/11/2017 - 12:15pm
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort

4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877


Jim Gustafson, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.  He has published twelve books (Google James P. Gustafson for his website) and has thirty-six lectures of ten to fifteen minutes on YouTube to be found at the Jim Gustafson Channel.  He is publishing his thirteenth book this spring with the same title as his symposium that will also be an electronic book available on his website.


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.


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