Psychology for Lawyers

psychotherapists talking about psychotherapy



"The Road of Psychoanalytic Therapy," in Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-Realization 333-365 (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1950)

Jonathan Shedler, That Was Then, This is Now: An Introduction to Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy [online text]

[The Shedler paper is quite long. The core of the paper—pp. 12-36, a thorough-going examination of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy—is what I suggest that you focus on.] [Dr. Shedler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department.]

Class Videos

Class Viewing 1: Mark Epstein: The Trauma of Everyday Life [55:57 mins.] [Mark Epstein is a psychiatrist with a background in Buddhism] [brief remark on psychotherapy begins at 40:47 mins. & ends at 42:24 mins.] [Epstein is the author of Thoughts Without a Thinker and The Trauma of Everyday Life]

Class Viewing 2: Adam Phillips: One Way and Another [17:19 mins.] [the relevant comment by Adam Phillips on psychotherapy comes at the beginning of the video and ends at 2:06 mins.] [psychotherapy is a "listening cure" not a "talking cure"; patients come to psychoanalysis to seek a "certain kind of conversation," Freud provides a language "that makes sense to some kinds of people"; talking about his appreciation for writing essays] The Adam Phillips Interview [57:31 mins.]

Class Viewing 3: Susie Orbach: In Therapy [14:50 mins.] [begin presentation at 0:36 mins., end at 7:24 mins.]

Class Viewing 4: James Bugental: Humanistic Psychology [4:36 mins.] [Thinking Aloud with Jeffrey Mishlove]

Class Viewing 5: Carl Rogers on Person-Centered Therapy [1:48 mins.] ["trying to understand the person that is hidden within each of us"; being himself, and not an expert, a psychologist; creating a climate for change and growth] [Carl Rogers]

Class Viewing 6: Carl Rogers: Fundamental Tenets of His Approach to Therapy [9:54 mins.] [Rogers appears at 0:40 mins. and class presentation runs to 3:03 mins.] [The question: "Can I be real in the relationship?"; commenting on "congruence" ("being in one piece in the relationship"); the importance of acceptance/caring/regard for the patient; "will I be able to see the world through the eyes of the patient?"; search for "meanings beneath the surface"]

Class Viewing 7: A Psychotherapist is an Engineer of the Soul [4:20 mins.] [Jordan Peterson] [begin presentation at 0:50 mins. and end at 3:13 mins.] [expresses appreciation for Carl Rogers and the idea of non-judgmental listening]

Class Viewing 8: Jordan Peterson on Carl Rogers [50:09 mins.] [2017] [presentation on Carl Rogers begins at 42:17 mins. and ends at 50:09] [Peterson presents cogent remarks about therapy and the therapeutic relationship drawing on Carl Rogers]

Class Viewing 9: The Most Important Tool in Therapy [3:06 mins.] [Jordan Peterson]

Class Viewing 10: On Psychotherapy [2:53 mins.] [Rollo May is associated with existential therapy] [May comments on the Freudian/Jungian idea of "making the unconscious conscious" in contrast to what he calls therapeutic"gimmicks"]

Class Viewing 11: James Hillman on Archetypal Psychotherapy & the Soulless Society [7:39 mins.] [talking about psyche, revisioning psychology; "the psyche upsets us"; the question: "why is this disturbance coming?"; on the idea of starting where we are now (and the lack of psychology); talking about soul (in an effort that may not be Hillman's best effort)]

An Introduction to Humanistic Psychology: Carl Rogers &
Abraham Maslow

An Introduction to Humanistic Psychology
[27:21 mins.] [audio] [basic introduction; focus on Abraham Maslow & Carl Rogers]

Carl Rogers
[website videos compile for a course assignment on Carl Rogers]

Humanistic Psychology
[website videos :: James R. Elkins]

A Collection of Psychotherapy Videos

Reference (Carl Rogers): Carl R. Rogers

Reference (Jordan Peterson): Jordan Peterson

Reference (Rollo May): Rollo May

Reference (James Hillman): James Hillman

Reference (Becoming a Psychotherapist): Gerald J. Gargiulo

Reference (Adam Phillips)

Pleasure and Frustration
[6:07 mins.]

Adam Phillips Interview
[14:31 mins.]

Adam Phillips with Novelist, Critic Daphne Merkin
[53:46 mins.]

Adam Phillips on His Book, Becoming Freud
[4:02 mins.] Pt2 [6:32 mins.]

Adam Phillips on Money
[44:35 mins.]

On Being Too Much for Ourselves
[13:41 mins.]

The Rule of Not Too Much
[14:00 mins.] [audio essay]

Sex Mad
[14:29 mins.] [audio essay]

On Missing Out
[1:01:10 mins.]

Reference (Susie Orbach)

Susie Orbach: In Therapy
[14:52 mins.]

Susie Orbach on Psychoanalysis
[38:14 mins.] [interview; intellectual origins of Orbach's interest in psychoanalysis; social and feminist context]

[22:03 mins.] [Susie Orbach and Maria Furtwängler discuss authenticity; 2011, Munich] [conversation begins at 5:00 mins.]

Bodies & Business
[23:32 mins.]

On Womens' Body Issues
[4:40 mins.]

GRITtv Interview: Susie Orbach
[5:52 mins.] Pt2 [6:04 mins.]

[1:26:13 mins.] [London School of Economics and Political Science] [conversation begins at 3:00 mins.]

Love, Suffering, Death and Happiness
[1:30:45 mins.] [St Paul's Cathedral, 2010]

Reference (Nancy McWilliams)

Nancy McWilliams Talks to NewTherapist
[16:07 mins.] [Nancy McWilliams is a psychoanalyst, writer and teacher at Rutgers University] [end presentation at 6:28 mins.] [in this video, Nancy McWilliams presents a sensible defense of a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy]

Beyond Traits: Personality Differences as Intersubjective Themes
[58:29 mins.] [Nancy McWilliams] [2012]

Psychological Wellness: What Has Happened to our Understanding of Mental Health?
[1:25:26 mins.] [2011]

Nancy McWilliams Talks to Project Air Strategy about Personality Disorder
[14:30 mins.]

Psychoanalysis and its Discontents (and Hopes for the Future)
[33:30 mins.]

Life, Psychoanalysis and Spirituality
[51:59 mins.]

Reference (Jonathan Shedler)

Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D. speaking at Pacifica Graduate Institute
[2:36 mins.] [on the effectiveness of psychotherapy]

Where is the Evidence for Evidence-Based Therapy?
[56:54 mins.] [Jonathan Shedler]

Reference (Andrew Feldmár)

A Life is Worth Living
[16:30 mins.]

On Shame
[9:13 mins.]

On Dependancy and Emancipation
[9:17 mins.]

[2:33 mins.]

The Psychedelic Apprentice
[30:10 mins.]

On Psychedelic Therapy
[35:06 mins.]

Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics Overview & Personal Journey
[45:23 mins.] [presentation begins at 1:00 mins.]


The Most Important Thing in Psychotherapy?
[3:23 mins.] [Emmy van Deurzen, a British existential therapist]

A Cautionary Note about Psychotherapy & Psychotherapists

Andrew Feldmár on Psychotherapy
[15:45 mins.] [Andrew Feldmár is a Hungarian psychologist and psychotherapist who lives and works in Canada]

A Former Therapist's Critique of Psychotherapy
[59:33 mins.] [Daniel Mackler]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Psychotherapy: Practice Based Evidence to the Rescue
[7:26 mins.] [Barry Duncan]

John C. Norcross on What Does Not Work in Psychotherapy
[9:03 mins.]

Confrontation in Therapy Doesn't Work
[3:51 mins.]

Can Psychotherapy Have Side Effects?
[19:46 mins.] [Gerhard Andersson, the presenter, appears at 2:13 mins.]

Pseudoscience in Mental Health Treatments
[1:08:15 mins.] [David Tolin, Director, Institute of Living & Adjunct Associate Professor, Yale University]

Psychology 101: A Dramatically Different View of Psychology
Than What You Are Being Presented From the Psychodynamic

Psychology 1
[48:05 mins.] [lecture begins at 31:42 mins.] [UC-Berkeley]

Introduction to Psychology
[29:36 mins.] [lecture begins at 3:40 [Paul Bloom, Yale]

Introduction to Psychology
[49:43 mins.] [John Gabrieli, MIT]

Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything
[48:15 mins.] [outlining different areas of psychology, ends at 2:35 mins.]

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