With stigma around therapy decreasing with time, we are seeing some newer and emerging characteristics of the broader prospective therapy client pool. Some pop culture shows and movies portray having a therapist as “cool”, “hip”, and even a sign of affluence. What does this mean for how we develop treatment plans for presenting clients who aren’t suffering in the traditional sense?
This course delves into the emerging and intriguing topic of cosmetic psychotherapy. The term “cosmetic psychotherapy” pertains to therapeutic treatment for individuals who experience satisfactory emotional and behavioral functioning but aspire to enhance their performance. Much like the principles underpinning cosmetic surgery and cosmetic psychopharmacology, cosmetic psychotherapy places less emphasis on addressing impairments and more on fostering self-actualization. This course offers an exploration of the ethical intersection where psychology, medicalization, and marketing collide. Clinicians will gain valuable insights into the systemic discussions surrounding the merits and considerations associated with the practice of cosmetic psychotherapy.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, March 29, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm CDT / 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Define the concept of cosmetic psychotherapy.
b). Describe the medicalization process and its relevance to the field of psychotherapy.
c). Discuss the ethical benefits and concerns of the practice of cosmetic psychotherapy.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Corey Petersen, PhD, LCMFT
Material Author(s): Corey Petersen, PhD, LCMFT
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