What is countertransference and how does it happen in therapy? Countertransference is viewed in our profession as the therapist’s reaction to the client’s feelings (i.e. transference) which are being projected – usually unconsciously – onto the therapist. It’s important to manage this inevitable process effectively to avoid ethical and legal dangers. The process of transference and countertransference can be used as a tool for better therapy outcomes and personal growth for you as an evolving clinician!
Although ethics codes and laws guide us, all therapists are vulnerable to finding themselves in the complicated space of ethical dilemmas. By using case examples and depth therapy perspectives, this workshop will help you in linking your attachment style and countertransference experiences. By learning your own blindspots and attachment vulnerabilities, you can inform and minimize risks, and keep yourself out of several types of ethical dilemmas. Attend this workshop and learn how to deepen your own self-reflective practice. New concepts, case discussion, and a depth model of learning will help you better attune and attend to your practice. Through your own learning, self-reflective practice, and consultation, this class will help you freely explore and deepen your transference and countertransference observations in the therapy room.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, April 12, 2024 2:00pm to 6:00pm CDT / 3:00pm to 7:00pm EDT / 12:00pm to 4:00pm PDT
*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Name four ethical boundaries most vulnerable to countertransference, and three ways to ethically handle them in your practice.
b). Identify and describe at least one somatic, affective, cognitive and attachment based piece of information about your therapy style. Use this information to define your own decision tree to explore and process your countertransference responses and dialogue.
c). Using short sample dialogues and parallel processes, explore and learn to contain and name your countertransference responses within your client-provider relationships.
d). Learn and practice in-depth consultative reflective tools and techniques that promote insight about your own countertransference as they arise.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Allison Broennimann, PhD
Material Author(s): Allison Broennimann, PhD
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