The presenter, clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Bennett, will undertake a “guided tour” of personality patterns recognized in the clinical literature. This tour will be illustrated and amplified through the artistic interpretations of actor, artist, and visual philosopher Leigh J. McCloskey. Together, the psychologist and the artist underline the need for selfhood in a world which devalues internal work and internal values, explicitly honoring the needs of both psyche and soul
in the journey towards Self-hood.
Continuing Education Credits for MFTs, LCSWs and Counselors
Matthew Bennett Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute
Actor, artist, visionary philosopher
Date: October 17th, 2009
Santa Barbara , CA
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR CE:
- Participants will be able to recognize and name basic defensive operations used by individuals in order to modulate affect and avoid emotional pain or pressure.
- Participants will be able to identify key features of psychotic, characterological / borderline, and neurotic / normal personality development in therapy populations.
- Participants will be able to analyze key features of interpersonal behavior in such a way as to develop tentative hypotheses about underlying character organization.
- Participants will be able to select and support a stance in a therapeutic relationship specifically designed to be maximally effective with various personality types.