Updating Your Knowledge and Skills in Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy: An Experiential and Didactic Training


With Gus Kaufman, Ph.D., Matt Fried, Ph.D, Robbin McInturffM.A., LPC, LMFT, Certified PBSP Trainers

PBSP is a powerful, transformative theory and set of therapeutic practices. Throughout his life Al Pesso continued to evolve the work that he and Diane Boyden Pesso created. Al was increasingly clear that we must attend to what is happening in ‘the mind’s eye and the mind’s body,’ a guiding principle as PBSP trainers have collaborated to adapt PBSP to online work.

In this workshop we will address later developments of PBSP theory and practice:  Key innovations such as reversals (not lingering in the problem), holes in roles (identifying clients who moved consciously or unconsciously to take care of their parents/people, shut down their own ability to take in, and became hyper-responsible, yet empty), making ‘movies’ to heal holes-in-roles, placeholders (neutral objects used rather than negative figures), and how to create powerful antidotal experiences for clients in one-on-one online therapy and in online group therapy.  Pesso recognized people often project the principle of ideal or negative parent onto a spouse or boss. We will teach his technique of moving principles from where they are projected to where they need to be. We will demonstrate exercises that adapt well to online work and using video connection to enhance micro-tracking (witnessing affects and externalizing ‘voices’—injunctions that create ‘old maps.’)

We will offer guidance and discussion on how to address, theoretically and practically, issues of racism, sexism, gender identity and sexual orientation from a PBSP perspective.Trainers will lead exercises and mini-structures. We will demonstrate going from relaxed-reflex-stance information about body signals to body-based reparative structures.This workshop is designed for therapists who have had exposure to or training in PBSP and wish to learn later developments and brush up their skills. If participants desire, we will provide follow-up skills training and supervision, and offer a master class supervising therapists’ work—live and videotaped. PS If you have not used Zoom & have a laptop, we can teach this in advance.

It’s not difficult.Date(s): 9 AM-12EST November 14, 2020 (Saturday) and 9 AM-12EST November 15, 2020 (Sunday)  Cost: $400. Six CE’s for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors applied for through R. Cassidy (extra charge).To register send $150 deposit to Matt Fried, Ph.D., PO Box 63, NY, NY 12455 or Venmo or Chase QuickPay/Zelle

 to mattf@aol.com 917.701.6054                 

 For more information, contact Gus Kaufman, Ph.D., GKaufmanjr@aol.com 404.483.7457

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