Marty Cooper is a San Francisco psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of individuals with a history of anxiety and depression. He is a long-time practitioner of vipassana meditation, and student of Saniel and Linda Groves-Bonder, and is deeply influenced in his understanding of mood by the neurosciences, especially Interpersonal Neurobiology.
CEs available (MFT, LCSW)
Necessary Transforming: A Case Study in Healing Depression
For the depressive--that individual for whom depression is a recurrent and disabling syndrome--transformation of the personality is necessary for a therapy that is about realizing one's True Self, rather than focusing only on management or coping. Through the presentation of case material, we will look at the internal structure of depression that produces the "transphilic" effect (being depression's intrinsic love of/pull for transformation), why the "cure" requires a deep restructuring of personality to allow a clear sense of wholeness, and why this transformative change mirrors a spiritual progression, from disorientation to clarity, fear to safety, confusion to truth.