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About the Video:
Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies see emotion as a gateway to meaning, and emotion often provides the initial motivation leading to therapeutic change.
In this approach, emotion serves as both a container of memory and as an experiential process occurring in the moment, and therapists work with emotion in both forms to help uncover recurring patterns and resolve issues.
In this program, Dr. Norka T. Malberg discusses the mainstream psychodynamic and psychoanalytic model of emotion as well as that of mentalization-based therapy, a recent approach within this tradition. Guest experts Leslie S. Greenberg and Michael A. Tompkins ask questions as Dr. Malberg discusses excerpts from previously published videos that show emotional expression.
About the Therapists:
Norka T. Malberg, PsyD, is a certified child and adolescent psychoanalyst trained at the Anna Freud Centre in London. She obtained her doctorate from University College London under the supervision of Dr. Peter Fonagy for her work on clinical applications of attachment theory, namely mentalization-based therapy.
She is currently in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is also in the clinical faculty at the Yale Child Study Center serving as faculty member, where she teaches and supervises at the Yale Medical School psychiatry residency program.
Dr. Malberg is co-editor of the Lines of Development Book Series by Karnac Books for which she co-edited the first book: The Anna Freud Tradition. She has maintained her collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre through the development and delivery of short courses training other mental health professionals on applying mentalization-based interventions to clinical populations across the developmental continuum and in a diversity of clinical and community settings.
She is currently a lecturer and a member of the New England Western Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education Division and is a member and clinical instructor of the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York City. She is past president of Section 2 (Children and Adolescents) of APA Division 39 (Psychoanalytic Psychology).
She is in the editorial board for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She is the co-editor of the Child and Adolescent Sections of the upcoming PDM-2 (Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual) edited by Guilford Press and co-author of the upcoming book by APA on mentalization-based therapy for children and parents.
She has authored numerous articles on topics relating to clinical applications of mentalization-based therapy, trauma, early childhood intervention and the interface of infant and adult mental health.
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University, Toronto, and director of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic. He has authored many texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment, including 17 books and more than 100 articles.
He has received the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research, the Distinguished Research Career Award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Carl Rogers Award of the APA, the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession and the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Award for Excellence in Professional Training.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a diplomate and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Tompkins specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders in adults, adolescents and children.
He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive–behavior therapy and related topics, as well as four books, including My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic (with Katherine Martinez) (Magination Press, 2010), which is a Magination Press best seller and earned the 2011 Self-Help Seal of Merit from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and his most recent book, OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (New Harbinger, 2012).
Dr. Tompkins serves on the advisory board of Magination Press, APA's children's press, and is a supervisor for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on television (The Learning Channel, Arts & Entertainment) and radio (KQED, NPR).
Dr. Tompkins has presented widely on the topic of cognitive–behavior therapy.