The Motivation Revolution
David Burns, psychiatrist, behavioral science researcher, and author of eleven books, including the phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, is one of the most original thinkers in the mental health field. A central figure in the development of cognitive therapy, he now believes that joining any “school” of psychotherapy or adhering to any theoretical orthodoxy (which he compares to cults) tends to blind clinicians to the unique, idiosyncratic circumstances of real clients. In Burns’s view, today’s therapists radically underestimate clients’ reluctance to change the status quo of their lives, despite their apparent discomfort and suffering.
In his luncheon address, he’ll describe a paradoxical approach that “encourages” resistance and turns it inside out to promote genuine motivation for making a real change, and for the effort necessary to achieve it.
Approved for one hour of CE credit. To register, use form on page 80.