The power of transference in the therapeutic relationship
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom online.
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Transference is ubiquitous. Yet, whilst it is often elusive and complex in its nature, working with this unconscious process is an integral part of the therapeutic process.
This workshop will enable you to gain a better theoretical understanding of the complexities and powerful phenomenon of transference and its different types.
- What is transference? Do you struggle with the potentially confusing concept of transference?
- Have you ever experienced strong or inexplicable feelings when working with a client?
- Have you ever felt stuck, uncomfortable or overwhelmed?
- Have you ever found yourself getting confused or ‘into something’ with your client? It may be that you are caught in the powerful phenomenon of transference.
- Do you want to be better able to identify and make sense of the complexities of this?
- Do you want to feel more confident in how to work with the transference, so it becomes a tool for your practice?
Through experiential exercises and focused discussions, in partners and in groups, you will explore the transference looking for clues and reflecting on this as a means of unconscious communication. Using case studies and film you will explore different transferences in action.
Within a safe space, you will explore any current difficulties you may be having with your clinical work. This will enable you to consider practical ways of unravelling and working with the transference.
By attending this workshop you will expect:
- To broaden the understanding of transference theoretically, experientially and practically.
- To gain confidence in recognising, exploring and using transference.
- To reflect on the transference within clinical work and to consider interpretations practical ways of working with it.
- To feel more skilled at working with the transference in clinical practice.
The day will consist of theoretical presentations that will link theory with practice, experiential exercises, case study discussion and film. Ample time will be allowed for discussion of clinical work and other relevant material.
This course is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical orientation of the workshop will be psychodynamic but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.
Daliah Slater is an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Daliah holds a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation. She also holds a BA Hons in Psychology and Social Studies.
In addition to her private practice, Daliah has worked for over 14 years with different organisations, including the charity, No Panic. Daliah works with a wide range of issues from cultural issues to trauma and depression and has a particular interest in anxiety.
Sarabeth Morrison is a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. Sarabeth has worked for six years in private practice and has worked for a number of years as a counsellor in different charitable organisations. Sarabeth works with a wide range of issues in adults from anxiety, depression and life events such as bereavement, abuse, betrayal, family and relationship issues.
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Hosted by WPF Therapy
WPF Therapy is a well established and respected therapy training organisation. Throughout the year we provide CPD workshops and lectures to augment the clinical and theoretical learning offered by training organisations. This also offers the opportunity to focus on topics pertinent to the clinical work provided by new and established practitioners.