THIRD GENERATION - INTEGRATIVE WORKSHOP
Acceptance and mindfulness oriented process inherent in third generation CBT's such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) will be explored alongside Relational Psychoanalysis and Cyclical Psychodynamics. This training will encourage reaching beyond the clinically familiar, aiming to interpersonally engage across therapeutic boundaries and to defuse some of our territorial disputes and reconstruct our theoretical paradigms. Via didactic, experiential and video case presentations, Paul Wachtel, PhD and Mark Sisti, PhD, will respectively explore trans-diagnostic and trans-theoretical common ground among contextual conceptualizations and interventions.
The workshop’s emphasis will be on highlighting and respectively translating, practical clinically mutative interventions and change processes. We aim to bring these vibrant and emerging therapeutic communities into a state of greater openness, receptivity, and clinical flexibility. The heretical status often ascribed to the central concepts within both of these emerging communities, demonstrate they are no longer the rigid, stereotyped and disassociated communities and therapies known to previous generations.
• Increase your clinical flexibility
• Expand your awareness and use of clinically relevant processes
• Expand your repertoire of conceptualization and interventions
• Personally reach outside your theoretical comfort zone
• Raise mutual awareness of self-fulfilling vicious cycles
• Raise your quotient of in-the-moment awareness, through interpersonal awareness
• Increase awareness and facility with in-session interpersonal interactions (for both axis I & II syndromes)
• Better use relational/interpersonal awareness and interactions as vehicle for mentalization, emotional openness, social connection & defusion
Paul Wachtel, PhD:
For four decades Paul Wachtel has been one of the leading integrative thinkers in the field of psychotherapy. He is the author or editor of 13 books, ranging from integrative clinical theory and practice to the social implications of our psychological socioeconomic doctrines. He is a CUNY distinguished professor at City College and the City University of NY Graduate Center, as well as past president of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). He is the winner of the 2010 Hans H. Strupp Memorial Award for psychoanalytic writing, teaching and research, the 2012 distinguished psychologist award by division 29 of APA (psychotherapy) and the 2013 scholarship and research award, by division 39 of APA (Psychoanalysis).
“Paul Wachtel’s cyclical psychodynamic therapy may be the most important integrative therapy in psychotherapy, bringing together a dizzying array of diverse literatures. Wachtel’s range is astonishing, but he doesn’t stop with mere comprehension. Even more interesting and significant than his grasp is his capacity to bring all these theories into meaningful relation with one another” - Donnel B. Stern
Mark Sisti, PhD:
A lifelong clinician and trainer in CBT, Mark Sisti is the director of Suffolk Cognitive-Behavioral (SCB) a group treatment & training center committed to "third generation CBT’s”, where he supervises and trains students and professionals. He is an adjunct clinical supervisor at Yeshiva— Ferkauf University, and LIU Post and has taught integrative course work at Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, as well as a graduate of the one-year program at the Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis. He is a founding fellow, diplomat and certified trainer, with The Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
He is past-president of the NY chapter (NYC-ACBS) of ACBS (Association of Contextual Behavioral Science), has given seminars and trainings on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Therapy (FAP) at ACBS World Conferences as well as for other organizations. His interests in the interpersonal aspects of contextual psychotherapy extend into his published writing and training in Contextual CBT, Compassion Informed Therapy, FAP and Relational Psychoanalysis.
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