Humanistic Psychology Lecture Series
William James College is excited to announce the fifth lecture in the continuing lecture series that focuses on the current role of Humanistic Psychology in the context of the continually changing dynamics within the field of psychology and mental health practice. While evidence based treatments and behavioral protocols have come to prominence in recent years, humanistic psychology remains at the core of the human transaction and process that is psychotherapy. This lecture series aims to bring esteemed colleagues from around the country whose primary focus is on the humanistic perspective in psychotherapy to help articulate why this perspective remains so vital and necessary in contemporary clinical practice.
Haunted by Combat:
A Humanistic Approach to Working with PTSD in Veterans
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:30- 8:30 pm
at William James College, Newton
In his book Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, Dr. Krippner points out that “The devastating experience of PTSD is partially due to the invisibility of the problem’s roots and the loss of synchronicity with the immediate world. Combatants who come home to PTSD are hobbled by a psychic fragment that is the psychological equivalent of shrapnel, less important as a remnant of the event, which he or she may or may not remember, than it is as a presence in every moment.” This lecture will explore humanistic approaches to working with PTSD in veterans from Dr. Krippner’s vast therapeutic experience including his use of working with dreams and nightmares, as well as personal mythology.
Discuss humanistic approaches to working with PTSD
Examine the veterans’ experience and how they carry the traumas of combat
Explore Dr. Krippner’s use of personal mythology in psychotherapy
HP05| 2 CE Credits | $40
No CE Credits | FREE | Pre-Registration REQUIRED
Stanley Krippner, PhD, received his Ph.D. in Special Education from Northwestern University. A pioneer in the study of consciousness, he has conducted research in the areas of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism, and dissociation, often from a cross-cultural perspective with an emphasis on anomalous phenomena that seem to question mainstream paradigms. He currently teaches at Saybrook University.