How do we act as therapists when our patient's beliefs about the world, and even reality, differ wildly from our own? In times of heightened political polarization, this question becomes even more urgent as the collective anxiety rises and society begins to splinter across fault lines. How do you work with your own countertransference? Is it in the patient's interests or yours to challenge their beliefs? If so, which ones and how can you tell? Is it necessary to challenge conspiratorial thinking? How do therapists address beliefs about racial divisions in America? And what if you, the therapist, hold beliefs outside the mainstream?
The San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group has developed an approach to understanding the mechanics of therapy across different approaches and techniques, a meta-theory about how all psychotherapy works or fails. Often called the Plan-Formulation Method or Control-Mastery, it's approach has been validated by a rigorous research base. This approach can often help orient therapists in difficult treatments and provide a clear, practical, and accessible map to seemingly intractable clinical dilemmas.
Join us for a conversation about psychotherapy across differences and how to make psychotherapy work in challenging times.
This course will cover:
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
Course Level: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.
Cost: $15 for General Public
Free! for SFPRG Members
$5 for Students (No CEU's)
Cancellation Policy: No refunds are provided for this workshop. If you have questions about your registration, please contact 415-561-6771 or email@example.com.
Registration Opens: Monday December 7th at 6:00 am
Registration Closes: Monday January 11th at 6:00 pm
Co-Sponsorship: SFPRG is offering this class in partnership with The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC), which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
CE Credits: 1.5 CE hours provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC). If you would like CEU's you should indicate so on your registration and instructions will be provided to you on how to apply through SCRC in a separate email.
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
- CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the
- American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
- SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Jacky Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at email@example.com .