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Conceptualizing and Applying a Truly Relational Psychotherapy

  • May 04, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • May 04, 2018, 2:30 PM 5:30 PM (CDT)
  • May 04, 2018, 5:45 PM 6:45 PM (CDT)
  • The Bishop Jones Center Chapel House 111 Torcido Dr, San Antonio, TX 78209
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San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic Studies is proud to present:

Conceptualizing and Applying a Truly Relational Psychotherapy  

presented by Dr. Brent Slife

2:30 PM - 5:30 WORKSHOP

3 CEU's available

Cost $85 members of SASPS, SAGPS, and BCPA

 $95 non-members

 $25 Students


1.5 CEU's available in Professional Development


Please be sure to click the BOTH registration tabs to 

enroll in the workshop and the case presentation

The Bishop Jones Center Chapter House

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In this workshop, Dr. Slife will address: the following topics and cases:

Ancient and modern struggle between individual and relational

Recapitulated in psychotherapy/psychoanalysis — Or is it?

Is “relational therapy” truly relational?

Need to address this question at the ontological level

Weak vs. Strong Relationality

Twelve general features of a strong relational psychotherapy

The case of George

The case of Anita

Individualist Psychoanalysis vs. Relational Psychoanalysis

Learning Objectives

1.  Describe the age-old intellectual struggle between individual and relational

2.  Explain why most “relational” therapies may not be truly relational (e.g., systems, family, interpersonal)

3.  List at least six of the general features of a strongly relational psychotherapy

4.  Apply the general features to a therapy case



Dr. Slife is the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding and Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University.  He has been honored recently with BYU’s highest faculty award, the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Lecturer, as well as the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his contribution to psychology.  He has also served as the President of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the APA Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and the editor of the Routledge book series in theoretical and philosophical psychology.  He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and 10 books, and continues his psychotherapy practice of over 35 years where he specializes in marital and family therapies.

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