Betty Cannon, Ph.D.Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
1140 Lehigh St
Boulder, CO 80305
phone: 303 494 0393
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Betty Cannon, Ph.D., is the president of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. BPI trains therapists in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP). AEP interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychodynamic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt and other experiential therapies. Betty is its founder. She holds doctorates in both literature and psychology. She is Professor Emerita at the Colorado School of Mines and Adjunct Professor at Naropa Univesity and Regis University. She is the author of many articles and book chapters on existential therapy. Her book, Sartre and Psychoanalysis, is considered a classic in existential psychology. She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups in Boulder for over 30 years and trained therapists for over 20 years. Her long experience in the field has not diminished her passion for her work. She feels privileged to have shared so deeply with so many people over the years. Her life has been enriched by the courageous work of her clients and students.
Approaches to Couples Counseling PSYT 782W Section A
This class will cover couples therapy from an existential perspective. We will particularly look at the choices that couples make and how these impact the relationship. Family of origin issues as they underly current interactions will be considered. We will also teach interventions that are designed to break up old patterns and facilitate movement toward a more authentic and playful relationship between partners.
Group Dynamics and Leadership: PSYT680
The PDFs listed below include the class syllabus and handouts for each class. Please download these before coming to class. I'll let you know by email which handouts we'll be using for each class.
Group Dynamics and Leadership: Syllabus for Fall 2012
Four Models of Group Therapy
Beginning Group Exercises
"Rules" for Group Interaction
Stages of Group Development
Levels of Intervention
The Language of Responsibility
Defenses as Boundary Disturbances
Some Group Exercises - Not to be Overused
Being Yourself While Being Part of a Couple: Bad Faith and the Couples' Dilemma
Transference, Resistance and Immediacy in Groups
Transference - Groups
Countertransference - Groups
Group Dream Work
Ethical and Multicultural Issues in Groups