NEW COURSE – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Starting January 15, 2020 we will begin conducting an Online Basic Learning Group. Open to members only, this is a unique and valuable opportunity that will allow you to develop your understanding of Affect/Script theory with others.
IMPORTANT REAL-WORLD VALUE
Tomkins can enhance your capacity to more effectively navigate human emotion and motivation in any field that involves working with people. Whether your work is in therapy, community work, teaching, policing, or managing, Tomkins provides a framework to understand what’s going on for others, what’s going on for you, and how you can help create a context to enable others to make sense and meaning of the sometimes confusing world of interpersonal relationships.
JOIN OTHER PROFESSIONALS
The Study Group is open to members of the Institute or to those who would like to join and become part of a worldwide community of scholars and professionals seeking to assist others to develop and maintain meaningful and productive relationships with their family, their community and their place of work.
PLACES ARE LIMITED
Places are limited and applications will be processed on a first in basis. The Learning Group will involve a maximum of eight participants working collaboratively through 12 two-hour facilitated discussion sessions based around a prepared syllabus.
ONCE A MONTH ON WEDNESDAYS, STARTING JAN 15, 2020
The monthly discussion groups will be conducted on Wednesday evenings at 7pm US Eastern Time. Beginning January 15.
The aim is for participants to develop an in-depth understanding of the tenets of Affect Script Psychology. Participants will be required to purchase:
- “Affect Imagery and Consciousness” Volumes I to IV (Silvan Tomkins)
- “Exploring Affect” (edited by E Virginia Demos)
- “Shame and Pride” (Donald S Nathanson)
Other readings will be supplied.
The recommended cost of the course is $240, payable upon satisfaction at the end of the course.
CONTACT US TO APPLY
If you would like to participate, please contact the course facilitator, Matt Casey [firstname.lastname@example.org] by January 10, 2020.
We hope you will join us!
For those interested in APA credit:
I. The participants of this Basic Study group will learn the major concepts of Tomkin’s Affect Theory. Questions are included at the end of each session to be completed by the students prior to the Zoom meeting.
II. The participants will learn and be able to discuss the major concepts in Tomkin’s Script Theory. Questions are included at the end of each session to be completed by the students prior to the Zoom meeting.
III. The participants will discuss how Affect Theory and Script Theory clarify Motivation and Personality. Questions are included at the end of each session to be completed by the students prior to the Zoom meeting.
IV. The participants of this Basic Study Group will accurately apply Tomkins’s Affect and Script Theory to clinical diagnoses and psychotherapy, school settings, business settings, and additional settings.
GROUP MEMBER REQUIREMENTS
1 Have sufficient interest and motivation to follow the syllabus in order to gain an in-depth knowledge of the basic tenets of Affect Script Psychology.
2. Each group member must be willing to view the purpose of the group as a shared collaboration. In this spirit, everyone is expected to follow the provided syllabus and contribute equally and actively to the learning process. Do not join the group if you are seeking a passive learning experience or if you do not want to follow the syllabus.
3. Maintain an active membership in the Tomkins Institute for the duration of the study group which will meet at least two-hours each month for one year.
4. Complete a Post-Study Group Evaluation and Self-Assessment Questionnaire at the last meeting.
24 hours of Continuing Education Credit from the American Psychological Association are available for full attendance of all 12 meetings.
No continuing education certificates will be issued until all fees are paid in-full and your Post-Study Group Evaluation form and Self-Assessment Questionnaire have been reviewed by the Tomkins Institute.