Therapeutic use of 'self'
Are you curious to learn what constitutes change for your clients? Or why you get on well with some clients and experience challenge with others? Do you have a client you look forward to seeing and another who you dread? Are you aware of using different parts of ‘self’ in your clinical work? Are you curious why you have chosen one theoretical modality and not another? Do you want to learn more about your ‘self’?
Recent developments in therapy have seen an acknowledgment that the ‘self’ of the therapist is an important determinant in the therapeutic alliance. Theoretical practice is not sufficient.
We all agree that therapy is not a set of standardised tools used by therapists with more or less the same outcome. Not all of us are aware that a therapist’s narrative becomes the client’s reality. Recent research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is more important than the therapeutic approach and interventions we use, highlighting the use of ‘self' as extremely important for the therapeutic alliance and consequently for a positive therapeutic outcome.
This workshop will provide an overview of use of ‘self’ and it’s clinical implications.
The aim of this workshop is for participants to:
- Gain an understanding of therapist use of ‘self’.
- Understand how a use of ‘self’ is determined by particular theoretical approach and therapist’s attachment style.
- Build knowledge of how individual ‘self’ can help therapeutic alliance.
- Reflect on your own practice.
- Explore a use of ‘self’ through supervision and personal therapy.
- Learn about the implications of a use of ‘self’ in developing and maintaining competency.
Friday 8th September 2017 10:30am – 5pm.
£85 (concessions are available)CPD certificates will be provided.
Presenter: Slavitsa Mirovic, MSc MA BACP.
To book call 07852175250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the host
Slavitsa is an integrative therapist specialising in relationship difficulties and multicultural issues. Recently, she completed MA in relationship therapy and presented a paper at the World Conference in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Over the years she has seen many couples and individuals at Relate and in her private practice in Cambridge.