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Workshop: The Control-Mastery Theory of Psychotherapy

Date: 9:00am - 2:30pm PDT September 3, 2013 Location: York 101

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In this free seminar, John Curtis will discuss the Control-Mastery Theory of psychotherapy and its clinical applications. In addition, he will present a method for developing reliable psychotherapy case formulations.
Control-Mastery Theory is a cognitive psychoanalytic theory of psychotherapy developed by Joseph Weiss, M.D.  The theory introduces a set of concepts that helps clinicians, regardless of their theoretical orientation, understand each patient’s unique problems and goals for therapy, and provides a broad sense of how the therapist can help a particular patient achieve these goals.
For over 30 years, the Control-Mastery Theory has been empirically tested by the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group (formerly, the Mount Zion Psychotherapy Research Group).  For its research, the Group has employed a method for creating reliable case formulations, the Plan Formulation Method.  This method has been successfully applied to brief and longer-term therapies, with children and adults.  While developed to study psychodynamic psychotherapy, it has been used successfully to formulate cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and family therapies.  In addition to its research applications, it can be employed by the individual practitioner and as a tool for teaching. 
Date and Time: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 9 am-2:30pm
Location: Lewis & Clark, York 117
Cost: Free
Instructor: John T. Curtis, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

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