Masthead Image

Fall 2017 Philadelphia Workshops - Love, Work, and Play: Redefining Mental Health

Love, Work, and Play: Redefining Mental Health
Friday, November 10, 2017
9 am. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Presenter: Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP

Workshop Description

In recent decades, therapists have witnessed a troubling shift towards the “industrialization of psychotherapy,” in which psychological treatment is defined by specific techniques aimed at reduction of measurable symptoms. Although technical interventions to relieve overt symptoms are important, we have lost focus on the overall growth process in therapy and on the qualities of a healing professional relationship that foster it. Keeping the emphasis on clinical applications, Dr. McWilliams reframes clinical aims as involving time-honored mental health goals: love, work, play, secure attachment, affect tolerance, sense of agency, and other “vital signs” of therapeutic progress.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will help participants:

  1. Enumerate three socio-cultural influences on current conceptions of “the good life;”
  2. Contrast categorical, descriptive diagnoses with inferential, dimensional conceptualizations;
  3. Identify therapeutic goals that help clients attain their healthiest potentials;
  4. Describe clinical uses of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd Ed. (Guilford, 2017) for therapists of all orientations.

Registration Fees

  • Individual - $95 ($85 Early Registration - see registration page.)
  • Group (3 or more people registering at the same time) -

Registration Options


Late registrations will be accepted space permitting. Please contact  the workshop sponsor at 215-732-3720 for last minute or walk-in registration.

Request for registration fee refunds must be received in writing no later than the registration deadline. No refunds will be entertained thereafter. A $10 per workshop administration fee will be deducted from any refund.

Date: Friday,November 10, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Trinity Memorial Church
22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Directions and Parking:
See directions page.