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The Myth of Unitary Self: A Dialogue on the Multiplicity of Mind with Daniel Siegel, MD and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.


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   762
Speakers:
Daniel Siegel, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 28, 2015
Product Code:
NOS048575
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


Description

Defining someone through a single diagnostic label-he’s a depressive, she’s a borderline, etc.-is at best misleading, and at worst a distortion of what it means to be human. Neuroscience, social psychology, and artificial intelligence all agree that each of us consists of a multiplicity of identities that account for the richness and complexity of the human experience. In other words, no one is a “unitary” self. At the same time, there’s more than one way to use this knowledge to elicit therapeutic healing, self-awareness, and growth. This workshop will showcase how two noted psychotherapists bring the concept of multiplicity into their therapeutic work.

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This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



Speaker

Daniel Siegel, MD's Profile

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Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.

Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which includes over 70 textbooks. Dr. Siegle's books include his five New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence; Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Power of Showing Up, also with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, MEd), and The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.  He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.  He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties.  He is an author for Random House and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
 


Richard C. Schwartz, PhD's Profile

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD Related seminars and products

The Center for Self Leadership


Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why, he learned that they were plagued by what they called "parts." These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013, Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is the Founder and President of the IFS Institute (formerly the Center for Self Leadership). He maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

 


Objectives

  1. Assess how to help clients not over-identify with a single part of themselves, and empower them to move beyond the diagnostic labels they feel define them
  2. Evaluate the concept of mindsight and how an enhanced ability to perceive the workings of one’s own mind can lead to greater levels of personal integration
  3. Assess the distinction between the Self and one’s parts and how it can help clients develop a capacity for self-leadership and self-regulation
  4. Communicate the practical similarities and differences between two widely influential models of personality and change

Outline

Brief overview of interpersonal neurobiology

  • Presentation of using interpersonal to look at “triangle” of human experience - relationships, body and mind
    • False goals of “unitary” self
    • Integrated identity that makes up one’s “self”

Internal Family System (IFS) view of multiplicity

  • Presentation of IFS outlook of multiple parts within the person
    • Healing oneself internally through parts Eight “C” word qualities of self that aid in healing: curiosity, confidence, calm, compassion, creativity, clarity, connectedness and courage.

Discussion between presenters Daniel Siegel and Richard Schwartz on how to bring the concept of multiplicity into therapy

  • Helping client not over-identify with single part
  • Distinction between the self and the parts
  • Similarities and Differences between neurobiology and IFS

Exercise to overcome emotional obstacles
Concluding discussion between speakers

  • Case examples of multiplicity in psychotherapy
  • Techniques to use neurobiology and IFS within therapy sessions

Audience question and answer session with speakers

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 762

Comments

France S

"Thank you for another stimulating session"

James B

"Very good and informative discussion."

Johanna B

"I appreciated the presenters sharing personal information to highlight how the theories work in reality."

Gina U

"Excellent training!"

Larisa B

"This was a wonderful dialogue between two highly intelligent people who practiced what they preached and found a common ground. Very engaging and elucidating."

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