Demo Therapy Session: Working with Developmental Trauma Using the PBSP Method
Presented by Jim Amundsen, PhD
Jim Amundsen, PhD
President of USPBSP
This course will not include CEs. Our upcoming recorded live events will be available here, free for members and non-members who register for them, as is the case here. Members and event registrants can use their discount code to watch this event free.
This workshop will be a introduction to how PBSP structures work with developmental trauma. Included will be a brief presentation of some of the basic theory behind structure work and then a demonstration of a structure.
The Main Points of This Workshop:
- The anatomy of secure attachment (the 5 basic developmental needs)
- Ego formation
- Memory and consciousness
- Describe the MABT approach
- Resistance as the occlusion of inputs
- Creating (virtual) healing memories
Participants will learn:
- Understand how the ego forms out of human interaction
- How PBSP creates new virtual healing memories
- How to meet basic needs at the right time and with the right kinship
- 20 minutes for introductory lecture on the theory and methodology of PBSP
- 50 minutes demonstration structure
- Q & A for whatever time is left
Amundsen, J, (2004). “What PBSP can teach psychoanalysis,” European Psychotherapy: Scientific Journal for Psychotherapy Research and Practice. V.5, pps 105 – 118.
Jim has been in private practice in St Paul, MN for 35 years. Before that he worked for 5 years at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, in an outpatient pastoral counseling center as a pastoral psychotherapist and Director of Clinic Training. He was first introduced to Albert Pesso in the early 1980’s by his wife, Helen Gilbert, who is a now retired psychotherapist. Except for a 2-year break to finish his PhD dissertation, he had trained with Pesso continuously until Pesso’s death in 2016 (after Pesso received the Life Time Achievement Award from the USABP).After Albert Pesso’s death, Jim, along with his fellow PBSP Trainers, form the USPBSPA, which is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to training therapists in the PBSP method. He is currently President of the USPBSPA.