Resource Therapy (Emmerson, 2014) and Ego State Therapy (Watkins & Watkins, 1997) are both parts therapies inspired by the original work of Paul Federn. Both are powerful therapies that can assist patients to deal with a wide range of psychological disorders. They differ fundamentally in their respective views of personality, state formation, and treatment protocols. For example, while Watkins saw Ego States being formed because of the personality splitting during trauma, Emmerson believes personality states are formed during behavioral repetition during childhood and any of these states may become traumatized and hold that trauma as a Sensory Experience Memory, until appropriate therapeutic intervention. This workshop will clarify these differences and will discuss techniques for working with addictions, DID, eating disorders, trauma, and pain. The presenter is the founder of Resource Therapy and has authored books on Ego State Therapy. A demonstration will serve to clarify the nature of the two therapies.
|Prof. Gordon Emmerson|
Professor Gordon Emmerson is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne, and the author of the books 'Ego State Therapy' (2003, 2007, 2010), 'Advanced Techniques in Therapeutic Counseling (2006), Healthy Parts Happy Self (2012), Resource Therapy (2014), and Resource Therapy Primer (2014). He developed Resource Personality Theory and Therapy. He has published numerous refereed articles and has conducted and published experimental clinical research. Dr Emmerson has conducted therapy and research workshops in Australia, South Africa, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, the US, and the Middle East He provides Foundation Training, a Clinical Qualification in Resource Therapy, Advanced Clinical Training in Resource Therapy, and Train the Trainer.