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)

Karen Horney Bio

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: Adam Phillips: One Way and Another [17:19 mins.] [the relevant comment by Adam Phillips on psychotherapy begins 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] Longer version of the Adam Phillips Interview :: 57:31 mins.]

Class Viewing 2: 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 3: Irvin Yalom: The Art of Psychotherapy [4:33 mins.] [on the willingness of a therapist to reflect and live with uncertainly; willingness to be an ally with the patient in the therapeutic venture] [Irvin Yalom]

Class Viewing 4: The Most Important Thing in Psychotherapy? [3:23 mins.] [Emmy van Deurzen, a British existential therapist]

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]

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: 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 41:40 mins. & ends at 42:24 mins.]

[Note: viewing time 1-11, approx. 74 minutes]

The Basic Approach to Psychotherapy Adopted in
Psychology for Lawyers

Psychodynamic Perspective

A Cautionary Note about Psychotherapy

Nancy McWilliams Talks to NewTherapist
[16:07 mins.] [Nancy McWilliams is a psychoanalyst, writer and teacher at Rutgers University]

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

Andrew Feldmár on Psychotherapy
[15:45 mins.] [Andrew Feldmár is a Hungarian psychologist and psychotherapist who lives and works in Canada] [Feldmár was a apprentice of R.D. Laing]

A Cautious Note About Psychotherapy & Psychotherapists

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]

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 for a course assignment]

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

A Collection of Therapy Videos

Therapy :: Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy
[resources collected by James R. Elkins]

Reference (Rollo May): Rollo May

Reference (Irving Yalom): Irving Yalom

Reference (Carl Rogers): Carl R. Rogers

Reference (Virginia Satir): Virginia Satir

Reference (On 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 (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.]

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.]

Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Lessons from 83,000 Brain Scans
[14:36 mins.] [Daniel Amen, a clinical psychiatrist]

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
[19:09 mins.] [Daniel Amen]

The Smarter Brain
[54:57 mins.] [University of California neurologist and author Michael Merzenich]

The Unconscious Brain
[54:10 mins.] [Michael Merzenich]

Contact Professor Elkins