Austen Riggs Center 2021 Fall Conference: The last two decades have seen a renaissance of interest in psychotherapy for psychosis, during which time a variety of conceptual frameworks have been elaborated into clinical techniques, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, metacognitive, and mentalizing approaches. The aim of this virtual conference is not to teach one particular approach, but rather to provide an informative and inspirational overview of the field, as seen through the eyes of expert practitioners of the above approaches. Speakers will address important topics such as:
· the origin of psychosis
· developing a psychological formulation
· the therapeutic alliance and relationship
· technique and intervention
· how to listen to and speak with someone who views reality differently
We expect speakers to present points of clinical wisdom derived from their practice of psychotherapy for psychosis, framed in a personal way that reflects their commitment to this form of treatment. On Saturday afternoon, we will discuss a clinical case and speakers will offer ideas about conceptualization and psychotherapy technique. There will be an opportunity to have discussions with other conference participants and speakers to think together about the clinical case. We hope to see you at the conference, joined in a shared determination to learn more about how to understand and help persons suffering from psychosis.