The hated child - how to work with the schizoid experience
How to work with the schizoid experience
“The hated child”
- part of the wounded self - character styles series
The schizoid experience basically involves a failure in the attachment process. The hated or unwanted child essentially perceived or experienced their earliest life, in the womb and beyond, as a hostile reception where they were rejected not just in their own nature and humanity, but for existing at all. A person with a schizoid adaptation has significant attachment issues particularly around trust and intimacy, they are withdrawn and passive, with a self that is perceived as damaged, perhaps defective or evil.
Therapy with this character can be challenging. Typically issues involving the client avoiding contact with the therapist, the perception that therapy and the therapist are insignificant, the distrust, the sensitivity to any harshness in the environment, the projection of neglect, hostility, and lack of caring, etc. are all part of typical transference.
This workshop will enable you to:
- Understand the developmental origins of the schizoid experience.
- Revisit the avoidant attachment patterns characteristic of the hated child.
- Understand the symptoms, defences, cognitive style and beliefs of the schizoid character.
- Explore typically occurring transference and countertransference issues, and how to work with them.
- Have as clear set of therapeutic objectives and explore different ways of working with the schizoid experience.
In the character styles series, this year:
Fri 1st Jul 2016 - The exploited child - hysterical defences and the histrionic personality.
Fri 29th Jul 2016 - The defeated child - social masochism and patterns of self defeat.
Fri 4th Nov 2016 - The hated child - the schizoid experience.
For more detailed information about this workshop and to book your place, visit our website at www.colebycentre.com or call 020 8300 4044.
Date: Friday, 4th November 2016. The workshop will run from 10am - 5pm.
Investment: £100 including VAT.
About the host
The wounded self - character styles series, run by Gill Coleby. Based on the work of Stephen Johnson with a lot of other referenced work, as well as Gill's 20 years of clinical experience. The sessions are kept small to enable group discussions and sharing of clinical work to demonstrate the useful tool of understanding character styles.