In the dance between Therapist and Client. Aesthetic and Phenomenological Dia-gnosis in Gestalt Therapy. Two days of Theory, Clinics and Research with Nancy McWilliams


InThe dance between Therapist and Client Aesthetic and Phenomenological Dia-gnosis in Gestalt Therapy Two days of Theory, Clinics and Research with Nancy McWilliams

In the dance between Therapist and Client
Aesthetic and Phenomenological Dia-gnosis in Gestalt Therapy

Two days of Theory, Clinics and Research with

Nancy McWilliams

Siracusa (Italy)
June 9-10, 2017

It’s well known that the quality of the therapeutic alliance is the best predictor of the therapeutic outcome, beyond the kind of disturbance lamented by the client.

This seminar proposes a Gestalt therapy perspective on research and treatment of relational suffering. The phenomenological perspective (which implies to participate not to objectify)  and the aesthetic glance (based on sensory perception, on attunement and resonance) are proper antidotes to the desensitization of contemporary social feeling.

[The phenomenological and aesthetic perspectives within which we participate rather than objectify the world and experience it through sensory perceptions, attunement, and resonances, are proper antidotes to the desensitization common to contemporary society.]

Methodology
The seminar includes theoretical and experiential components as well as, possibly also live sessions led by Nancy McWilliams and by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, commented upon by other speakers and, for research purposes, by Madeleine Fogarty (author of Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale).

Trainers

Nancy McWilliams

Key note trainer
Nancy McWilliams is a psychoanalytic/dynamic author, teacher and therapist. She currently teaches at Rutgers University in New Jersey at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Flemington NJ. She is an author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited and contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; rev. ed. due 2017). She has her writings translated into 20 languages, was the former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (29) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Who will dialogue with her on concepts such as research in psychotherapy, field, intuition, attunement, resonance, spontaneity in therapeutic contact are academic teachers, researchers and trainers at the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, post-graduate school of psychotherapy. Among  them are:

Programme

Friday, June 9th
hrs 9.00-17.30

From individual to relationship to the field: the position of contemporary psychotherapy

In this first day the concept of phenomenological and aesthetic diagnosis will be introduced and compared with classical perspective on diagnosis. These concepts will be applied to psychotherapy practice and research.

Chair: Pietro A. Cavaleri

9.30-10.00
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb: “Aesthetic Relational Knowledge: a tool for diagnosis and psychotherapy”

10.00- 10.45
Nancy McWilliams: “Psychoanalytical Openings to Phenomenology and Neurosciences“

10.45-11.15
Paolo Migone: Response to N. McWilliams’ and M. Spagnuolo Lobb’s speeches

11.15-11.45
Santo Di Nuovo: Response to N. McWilliams’ and M. Spagnuolo Lobb’s speeches

11.45- 12.30
Process groups

12.30 –13.00
Process groups’ reports and comments by Nancy McWilliams

13.30-15.00
Madeleine Fogarty: ”Are we really different? Researching on internal coherence of psychotherapy models”

15.00-15.30
Nancy McWilliams and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb: A Few Words on Their Clinical Practice

15.30-16.30
Live session led by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

16.30-17.30:
Comments by Nancy McWilliams, Madeleine Fogarty, Paolo Migone and Pietro A. Cavaleri

Saturday, June 10th
hrs 9.00-17.30

Dia-gnosis as a way of going through the suffering; psychotherapy as a way of recognizing the beauty of the intentional movement of the client

In this second day, the development of variuos personality structures will be approached.Through her/his presence and feeling, the healer becomes the “other” whore cognizes the story of relational intentionalities of the client.

Chair: Santo Di Nuovo

9.30-10.00
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb: “The Dance Between Client and Psychotherapist: An Example of a Borderline Suffering.”

10.00-10.45
Nancy McWilliams: “The development of Borderline Structure of Personality in Present Society “

10.45-11.15
Paolo Migone: Response to N. McWilliams’ and M. Spagnuolo Lobb’s speeches

11.15-11.45
Piero Cavaleri: Response to N. McWilliams’ and M. Spagnuolo Lobb’s speeches

11.45- 12.30
Process groups

12.30 –13.00
Process groups’ reports and comments by Nancy McWilliams

13.30-15.00
Madeleine Fogarty: “Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale: Is what Gestalt therapists do really different?”

15.00-15.30
Nancy McWilliams and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb: A Few Words on Their Clinical Practice

15.30-16.30
Live session led by Nancy McWilliams

16.30-17.30
Comments by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Madeleine Fogarty, Paolo Migone e Pietro A. Cavaleri

Seminar Location

The seminar will take place at the seaside in Siracuse (Italy). It will be possible to swim during breaks and after 6pm everyday. It will be possible to visit nearby historical places like Siracuse, Ortigia and Noto.

We will meet at Conference room of “Paolo Orsi” Museum, an exclusive museum full of history, close to the Greek Theatre and Ortigia, Syracuse (Italy) see google maps info.

Syracuse is on the sea, it was the most important Greek colony, so you will be close to an amazing archaeological area and at the same time in a beautiful location on the Ionio sea. The old center of
Syracuse is called Ortigia, it’s an island connected with the land by bridges, full of baroque architectures mixed with Greek temples.

Some pictures of Syracuse at this link.
See more about Ortigia and about Siracusa and what to see.

Classical performances at the Greek Theater

Acient plays on Syracuse Greek Theatre Gestalt

The universal themes proposed by the 53rd cycle of Classical Plays at the Greek Theater in Syracuse, will serve as a background for this conference.
At the end of  each day it will be possible to go to the Greek Theater with a discount on the ticket.

Visit the official site of the National Institute of Ancient Drama for more information

Some info about transportation and lodging

The nearest airport is Catania, 70 Km far from Syracuse. At the airport you can get a taxi (special fares of 60 Euro to share if you book through our office) or you can get a bus (using the website www.interbus.it the ticket has a cost of 6,20 Euro).

To book an hotel or a B&B we suggest to use www.booking.com or www.trivago.com
If you book in advance you can get a very convenient fares. For any assistance please write to us at info@gestalt.it

Language
English (it will be available an Italian tranlation)

Cost
100 Euro (board and lodging excluded)

Participants
Psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, helping professionals

Certificate
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants.

Information
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