Daily, we engage in work that has been called “the talking cure,” yet we do so much more than talk in-session with our patient clients. “The communication cure” encompasses more fully what takes place in the developing relationship we call psychotherapy—a relationship of being together in ways that promote relief for the client through bits of emerging continuing growth and development.
While the focus of these seminar meetings is to convey ways of “being with” rather than to talk about theory, I will be happy to provide you with articles that address aspects of treatment as these emerge in our conversations.
I would like to ask that you consider sending me a vignette, a snapshot of a clinical moment that gives you pause, difficulty. (No need for history, age, or other descriptors.) When a vignette comes to mind, you may experience uneasy thoughts and emotions—yet your experiences are representative of what happens to us all, and will continue to occur in our work. This is a juicy moment, pregnant with possibilities awaiting discovery. I hope you will consider sending your vignette(s) when these first occur to you.
Four Wednesday: October 4, 11, 18, 25; 7:30—9 pm