Program Details

Psychotherapy:  Myths and Facts

Bert Diament
Personal Improvement / Science

Course Description

"In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy," said Johnny Carson. As a psychologist who has been practicing for fifty years, Diament still has questions. How effective is psychotherapy? Can psychotherapy help anyone? Who should get psychotherapy? Can effective psychotherapy be relatively short? How does psychotherapy compare to medication? What makes for an effective psychotherapist? Why does anybody want to be a psychotherapist?  The main psychotherapy orientations and the accepted credentials of different practitioners of psychotherapy will be reviewed. Using visuals, with some empirical research evidence, and often humorous anecdotes, Diament separates psychotherapy fact from fiction.

About the Instructor

  • A Florida licensed psychologist, Bert Diament, Ph.D., is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples. He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York and has trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to Diplomate status in the area of Professional Psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Upcoming programs presented by Bert Diament.

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One-Time FPL12142 Bert Diament Psychotherapy:  Myths and Facts
Tuesday, December 14: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm