Drs: Pat Ogden, Edward Tronick, Bonnie Goldstein & Marilyn R. Davilier
Join us for a stimulating and thought provoking dialogue during this interactive workshop as we elucidate the interrelatedness of the mind-body connection and the impact on our clients meaning-making. Presenters will explain how meanings are both self-organized and regulated internally as well as dyadically organized and regulated with others.
We will illustrate how meaning is multi-layered, how different levels of meaning-making can clash with one another, how moment by moment meaning making is influenced by constraints of the past, and why meaning-making is constantly in flux.
Through clinical examples, brief experiential exercises and videotaped excerpts of sessions we will illuminate how the use of different approaches can help clients conceptualize how meaning is made and change maladaptive meaning. An integrative dialogue between speakers and participants will offer tools to clinicians who want to help clients conceptualize how meaning is made and explore practical therapeutic strategies.
Pat Ogden and Bonnie Goldstein will begin the workshop by exploring Somatic Meaning Making: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach.
Ed Tronick's presentation will explore Polymorphic Meaning Making Theory.
Marilyn Davillier will present A case study of meaning making therapy with a four year old: The Body in Dyadic Regulation.
Attendees will be introduced to a range of clinical issues, segments of videotaped sessions will help to illuminate treatment, and time will be allocated for group discussion.
Participants will be able to:
• Elucidate the interrelatedness of the mind-body connection and the impact on our clients making meaning
• Explain how meaning is multi-layered, and how different levels of meaning making can clash with one another
• Describe therapeutic techniques to help our clients develop insight, understanding and self-awareness as they derive meaning through therapeutic journey.
• Describe how meaning are both self-organized and regulated internally as well as dyadically organized and regulated with others.
• Explain how infants make meaning that organizes their way of being with others and in the world.
• Describe how moment by moment meaning making is influenced by constraints of the past, and why meaning making that forms from past trauma and attachment dynamics.
Discuss how physiological states of safety (social engagement), mobilized defense(danger), and immobilized (life threat) influence meaning making.
Registration Fee includes boxed lunch:
Early rate: $145 (until Oct. 10, 2012)
Regular rate: $155
For registration information:
Call: (310) 922-3868