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Psychotherapy

Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, director of the Milton Erickson Foundation, discussed parallels between their respective fields during a session at the Evolution of Psychotherapy.
Martin Seligman, PhD, professor of psychology and director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, defined the concept of agency and its critical role in positive psychology.
Aaron T. Beck, DM, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Judith S. Beck, PhD, president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, explained to Evolution of Psychotherapy attendees how recovery-oriented cognitive therapy has helped facilitate progress with otherwise non-responsive mental health patients.
John Gottman, PhD, and Julie Gottman, Phd, co-founders of the Gottman Institute, shared with Evolution of Psychotherapy attendees how they have used technology to better understand why couples are seeking therapy and also address and overcome those issues.
Language, humans' primary mode of communication, is a recent development in the four billion-plus years of evolution, linguistics expert Noam Chomsky, PhD, told Evolution of Psychotherapy attendees in a keynote presented on Wednesday.
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