- Topic Areas:
- Invited Address
- Evolution of Psychotherapy | Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
- Eugene Gendlin, PhD | Jeffrey Zeig, PhD
- 1 Hour 26 Minutes
- Audio Only
- Original Program Date :
- May 28, 2000
The edge where almost all therapy and thought get stuck is a physical bodily place hardly anyone knows to go into.
- To describe the efficacy of focusing in therapeutic work.
- To describe how focusing aids in the understanding of human nature.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Eugene T. Gendlin, PhD, is an American philosopher and psychotherapist who developed ways of thinking about and working with living process, the bodily felt sense and the 'philosophy of the implicit'. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1958 from the University of Chicago where he became an Associate Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Psychology.
His philosophical work is concerned especially with the relationship between logic and experiential explication. Implicit intricacy cannot be represented, but functions in certain ways in relation to philosophical discourse. The applications of this "Philosophy of the Implicit" have been important in many fields.
His philosophical books and articles are listed and some of them are available from this web site. They include Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, (in paperback) and Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking In Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin) , both from Northwestern University Press, l997 and A Process Model.
Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.