Summary of At Home with Harry Aponte

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In this video, Dr. Harry Aponte discusses the importance of using self-awareness in therapy. He explains that this requires therapists to undergo repeated training analyses. He also provides two examples of how this can be done.

  • 00:00:00 This video is about the CEO of Aim of Teas, Tracey Todd, discussing the current state of the profession and the need for support for mental health. Dr. Harry Aponte, a family therapist, is going to be speaking later.
  • 00:05:00 Harry Aponte discusses the importance of using one's personal self in therapy, emphasizing that this is not a new concept. He explains that the concept of personal self goes back to Freud and that family therapists have followed this tradition. He also explains that, in order to be able to use one's personal self effectively, therapists must undergo repeated training analyses.
  • 00:10:00 This video discusses the idea that therapy is not just a one-time event, but an ongoing process that involves both the client and the therapist. It discusses the importance of personal connection in therapy, and argues that if therapists embrace these premises, the therapy itself can truly reach people in depth.
  • 00:15:00 In this video, Harry Aponte discusses the importance of being personally present while working with clients, and how this allows for a more meaningful and therapeutic experience.
  • 00:20:00 In this video, Harry Aponte discusses how therapists can use self-awareness to help their clients achieve change. He provides two examples of how this can be done. One example is when the therapist covertly informs the client's actions, and the other is when the therapist overtly shapes an intervention.
  • 00:25:00 In this video, a therapist discusses how a man's emotions can be stirred up when he realizes how important his mother is to him. The therapist helps him to understand why he lost control and punched his son. After the family understands what happened, they offer to help the man take care of his mother.
  • 00:30:00 In this YouTube video, psychologist Harry Aponte talks about how he uses self-awareness and introspection to help clients overcome obstacles. Aponte shares an example of how he used this technique to help a couple with serious problems in their relationship. The husband was angry and threatening towards his wife, and she didn't trust him.
  • 00:35:00 The video discusses the idea of using oneself in a therapeutic way, and how this requires a degree of insight about self. It also discusses the training model that the speaker developed at Drexel University in the couple and family therapy program.
  • 00:40:00 In this video, a group of first-year students are getting ready to do a presentation on their personal issues. One maintheme that they speculate on is how these issues relate to their humanity. The students disrobe and put their all into this presentation, with the hope that it will be seen as not just their problem, but also something that relates to the rest of humanity.
  • 00:45:00 In the second quarter of the class, students are to put what they have learned about themselves into the context of being a therapist. They are to explore their personal experiences and how these relate to their work with clients.
  • 00:50:00 In a video, clinical sessions are shown but over time, students have said that they get most out of role plays in which they play the role of therapist. The role plays what are the role plays well and every student has an opportunity to play. Volunteers from the other students are then used to pay couples or families. After the therapist says what's the issue, the three clients make up the issues without consulting with one another. This allows the student playing the therapist to experience something real, something that is actually taking place, and what happens is that every few minutes, I stop the action and ask the student what they are experiencing. This is in front of the class and city. After the students have trained themselves to be in touch with themselves, they figure out what they are working with and use it to unders to understand and decide how they are going to work with and intervene with a couple.
  • 00:55:00 In this video, Dr. Harry Aponte discusses the importance of coaching family members in their use of self. He suggests that the family members work towards a goal that they all agreed on, and then reviews what they went through during the intervention. He concludes the video by wishing everyone a healthy and happy weekend.

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