Psychotherapy of obsession, habitual worrying and repetitive fantasising - with dr ruth birkebaek
Through lectures, case discussions and live demonstration, this workshop will focus on the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics of obsession, habitual worrying and repetitive fantasizing. We will examine the relational disruptions in the origin of obsession. Through the demonstration of individual therapy, we will examine how the healing of obsession can occur through respect, validation, contact, authenticity and involvement.
Ruth Birkbaek will present a six-point treatment plan developed by Richard Erskine for the psychotherapy of clients who engage in obsession, habitual worrying and repetitive fantasizing. We will explore the psychological function, script beliefs, process of avoidance, archaic experiences, relational-needs and self-responsibility that are dimensions within this client group. We will discuss how methods of cognitive understanding, affective expression and relational psychotherapy can be applied in therapy planning.
This workshop will be useful to psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists who want to apply theory in clinical practice and to enhance their effectiveness through identifying relational aspects of obsession, habitual worrying and repetitive fantasizing.
At this workshop participants will…
- Understand the phenomenological experience of this client group, including their attachment patterns, script beliefs and unconscious relational patterns.
- Formulate a therapeutic perspective that will include the significance of attunement to the client’s affect and rhythm while resonating with the client’s level of emotional development.
Ruth Birkebaek is an integrative psychotherapist, having trained for 5 years with Richard Erskine. Additionally, Ruth has trained in Psychosomatic Medicine, Jung Therapy and Transactional Analysis. Ruth started her career in Brazil in 1989 as a plastic surgeon. After graduating from medical school she became interested in the impact of the mind on the development of physical illness. She now works full time as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in London, and delivers training in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy. Ruth is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a certified integrative psychotherapy trainer and supervisor (CIIPTS) by the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association (IIPA) and a certified transactional analyst – provisional trainer and supervisor (PTSTA).
Testimonials from Ruth's previous events
"Ruth had a very engaging manner and huge confidence/knowledge of her subject."
"Very engaging speaker who conveyed her ideas emphatically and beautifully."
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“I will certainly look for more workshops with Ruth. Please will you ask her back? Ruth has a gift for attuning to a large group with such attentiveness and sensitivity.”
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Hosted by Bramham Therapy
Bramham Therapy - To read more about all our events and to book: https://www.bramhamtherapy.co.uk/events/ We provide cutting-edge continuing professional development (CPD) seminars for counsellors and psychotherapists from all modalities (including those in training). We bring leading trainers to deliver workshops in Newbury and Marlborough.