NJI's 39th Annual Conference

October 29, 2017

A Conversation with

Dr. Michael Eigen

Pain, Attitude, Multiplicity, Possibility

No human being ever lived without pain. We will trace various interactions between pain, attitude and possibility. Pain can radiate in many directions, at times permeate the psychic field, other times scarcely felt. Kinds of pain and range of response can be enormous.  How much and what kind of experience can one take and make use of?  We will discuss vicissitudes of pain and possibility and explore dimensions of experience pain can open or close

CASE PRESENTER:  Susan Goldman, LCSW, PsyA

Sunday, October 29, 2017

9:00am - 3:00pm

Montclair State University (Conference Center Ballroom)


Learning Objectives:

  1. To enrich appreciation of the many roles pain can play in life and expand and refine awareness of therapeutic                  possibilities in face of it.

  2. Explore the roles of varied therapeutic attitudes and their uses at different times, e.g., kinds of openness,                         receptivity,  active suggestions, and background support.

  3. Enhance sensitivity to the complexity of experience  and its multidimensionality in face of tendencies to be overly           reductive, simplistic, prematurely jump to conclusions, dogmatize-stigmatize, magnify-minimize.