Psychological Resistances to the Use of Logic in Psychotherapy for Psychosis

Tuesday, February 2nd at 8pm

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Dr. Michael Garrett will describe an approach to psychotherapy for psychosis that integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) with a psychodynamic approach. In this way of working, CBT is viewed as a superior method to help patients examine the literal falsity of delusional beliefs while psychodynamic technique is a superior method to help patients explore the figurative (metaphorical) truth of psychotic symptoms. Dr. Garrett will describe 10 psychological resistances to the use of logic which limit the efficacy of psychotherapy with persons suffering from psychosis.

Michael Garrett, M.D.
Michael Garrett MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Psychotherapy Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is a faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. Dr. Garrett’s research interests include the relationship between psychosis and ordinary mental life, as well as psychotherapy for psychosis. He is a four-time recipient of the SUNY Downstate Distinguished Educator Award.

Eric Marcus, M.D.
Eric R. Marcus, MD is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a Supervising & Training Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is the author of Psychosis and Near Psychosis: Ego Function, Symbol Structure, Treatment, now in its revised third edition published by Routledge Press.

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