Strategies in Case Analysis
Tuesdays, 2-4pm US Pacific time (5-7pm US Eastern time), May 26 - June 30
or by Self-paced participation via streaming video from the course support page posted within 72 hours of each live session.
You have a well-taken (received) case on one hand, and some faithfully-acquired knowledge of our remedies in your head, a pile of resources (materia medica texts, a repertory or two (or a feature-rich piece of homeopathic software) on the other. How to proceed? Will will lean on his years of clinical and teaching experience to help chart a path through the process of organizing and analyzing homeopathic cases - both acute and chronic - to assure optimal success in treatment.
We'll examine a variety of approaches using cases - both acute and chronic - from Will's casebooks and from the historical literature to develop skills that you can transfer productively to cases in your own practice.
Topics will include:
Understanding and completing the symptom; both in the process of case-receiving and afterwards, appreciating the contribution that individual expressions (signs, symptoms) make to the case as a whole. Appreciating when a symptom is sufficiently "complete" and how to proceed when it is not.
Appreciating the Totality; understanding the nature of the "totality of symptoms," as so much more than a mere collection of "stuff that is true about the case". How to recognize when a Totality is sufficiently "complete," and how to proceed when it is not.
Approaches to organizing/structuring a meaningful totality - we'll closely examine a variety of approaches that can be applied to cases of varied nature.
Moving from the Totality to an analysis; use of the Repertory.
The role of Keynotes, "Essences," perceived "core delusions" and "vital sensations" in case analysis.
The relative roles of mental/emotional, somatic (physical), local, and general expressions in the Totality.
The significance of "symptoms of the person" vs. "symptoms of the disease"
Working with "one-sided" or "defective" cases.
How our appreciation of the nature of chronic "miasmatic" disease can productively be applied in case analysis.
Constructing, and extracting useful guidance from, a meaningful repertorization.
Perceiving, and proceeding with, cases in which the principal issues are "maintained," rather than dynamic; "obstacles to cure."
Registrants will be able participate in the webinar live sessions, or to participate asynchronously via streaming video recordings of the live sessions at their own pace*.
Some responses to Will's teaching:
I have been taking your webinars for over a year and I have thoroughly enjoyed studying homeopathy. Your teaching methods are extraordinary. You create so much enthusiasm in a student that is amazing. I am a Family physician in private practice in Houston for over 30 years, I practice homeopathy and I am a student of homeopathy. I am missing Thursday evening class already and looking forward to your future courses.
I am so delighted to have discovered Dr. Taylor as a teacher. He is among the best I have encountered. His depth of knowledge, understanding of disease, and humility make him a joy to learn with. He presents a high bar with his dedication to excellence, which inspires us to reach farther with our own professional development.
I appreciate Will's tremendous generosity with his time, energy & talent - the time he spends preparing, teaching & participating on the forum is mind boggling.
Awesome Presentation! Will is a masterful teacher - among the best I have experienced, and I have seen many of the prominent teachers popular today.
Enrollment is automatic via the PayPal link below.
Your enrollment will provide you with 6 months' access to all course materials, including the option to sign up for the live sessions and/or view to these as streaming video on your own time*.
*(all live participants will also have access to the recorded sessions for review)
Participants will receive documentation of their participation for up to 12 hours of direct contact which can be submitted for continuing education credit.
- Teacher: Will Taylor