Title: “Working with the Process Dimension in Relational Therapies”
Date: April 17, 2014
Presenters: Drs. Edward Teyber and Faith McClure Teyber
Description: Drs. Edward Teyber and Faith McClure Teyber return to California Southern University to continue their discussion about the therapeutic relationship as the vehicle for transformation and change, highlighting critical, core concepts that are widely employed across the relationally oriented therapies.
In this lecture, the presenters focus on their published article “Working with the Process Dimension in Relational Therapies: Guidelines for Clinical Training,” which explores how process—the “here-and-now interaction between therapist and client”—can be utilized to make these relational treatment modalities more effective. After a short introduction to the topic, Drs. Teyber and McClure Teyber will engage the audience in an interactive discussion that will reveal how the process and process comments often constitute the variable that make relational constructs work, “bringing immediacy and intensity to the therapeutic relationship and giving us a way to enter the client’s distress and engage with their core concerns,” as the authors note in the article.
In order to facilitate the discussion, attendees are encouraged to read the article prior to the lecture. It will be made available for download on the registration page and in a follow-up email sent to registrants in advance of the lecture date.
The presenters will also be available to answer any questions related to the broader topics covered in their popular and influential book Interpersonal Process in Therapy: An 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 McClure Teyber 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 Teyber also have co-authored Casebook in Child and Adolescent Treatment: Cultural and Familial Contexts. Their texts are studied at colleges and universities nationwide.