Title: The Therapeutic Relationship as the Vehicle for Transformation and Change
Date: November 2, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Edward Teyber, Dr. Faith Holmes McClure
Description: In this engaging and highly interactive lecture, Drs. Teyber and McClure discusses ways in which the therapeutic relationship can be facilitative to client engagement and success in treatment. The presentation draws heavily upon material found in Teyber and McClure’s highly acclaimed book, Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model. Viewers will learn a model wherein the therapist-client relationship is a core and primary component of the treatment process. The relationship can provide clients with a “corrective emotional experience” enabling them to develop their own voice and begin to think, feel, and behave differently and with more flexibility to significant others in their lives. Teyber and McClure will frequently rely on role-playing client presentations to powerfully illustrate this integrative model.
Bios: Dr. Edward Teyber is professor of psychology, director of the psychology clinic and president of the Foundation Board of Directors at California State University, San Bernardino. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Michigan State University. His work has focused on marital and family relations and child adjustment, child-rearing practices and attachment styles, and the counseling relationship.
Dr. Faith Holmes McClure is professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her clinical and research interests are multi-cultural issues in mental health, and at-risk children, families, and adults, with particular focus on those who have suffered trauma.
In addition to the groundbreaking Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An Integrative Model, Drs. Teyber and McClure also have co-authored Casebook in Child and Adolescent Treatment: Cultural and Familial Contexts. Their texts are studied at colleges and universities nationwide.