Video Presentation: Emotions Revisited: How the Descriptive Formulation Generates Expanded Therapeutic Options

Bergner, R. / Published 2020 / Video

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Presenter Ray Bergner, Ph.D.
Date October 2, 2020
Abstract: This presentation has three objectives. The first of these is to show that our traditional understanding of the nature of emotions, which equates them essentially with feelings, is incorrect. The second is to present an alternative conception of emotion as a certain kind of perceived relationship between oneself and some object (e.g., some person, event, or state of affairs). The third is to demonstrate how this relational conception of emotions generates a greater range of alternative therapeutic procedures than does the traditional view.
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