Dr. Hatanaka Gives a Presentation at the IAAP/IAJS Joint Conference in Frankfurt
Dr. Chihiro Hatanaka gave a presentation at a joint conference of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS), which was held in Frankfurt on August 2 – 5, 2018.
Dr. Hatanaka’s presentation was entitled, “Empirical Research on Paradoxical Transformation in Psychotherapy”. In general, psychotherapy is considered to be an approach that helps transform negative states into positive states. However, because psychotherapy requires one to face one’s issues, during this process, symptoms can temporarily appear to get worse. Although this is natural, many people do not expect it. Just as learning new things requires hard practice and is not always fun, it is not an easy process for Kokoro to change. Dr. Hatanaka presented research investigating this mathematically, the results of which will be published in an upcoming research paper.