Transference, countertransference and attachment: implications upon therapeutic practice
How do you know what is 'yours' and what is 'theirs' within a therapeutic context? In this full day workshop, we will address the psychoanalytic concepts of transference and counter-transference from a practical, clinical perspective, whilst also integrating concepts from neuroscience and vibrational medicine. These complex terms will be brought to life with extensive case material in order to assist practitioners and students to reach a greater understanding of their meanings and how their manifestations can both contribute to and detract from, the therapeutic relationship and the client's healing.
In order to fully embrace the term 'transference', in the morning session we will be looking at attachment styles from an early childhood perspective (including the strange situation) and adulthood, in order to comprehend particular transference dynamics within the therapeutic context.
Countertransference reactions present their own particular dilemmas and there is much confusion in theoretical terms regarding their therapeutic usage. I will be exploring this concept in terms of its beneficent usage in the therapeutic space. Particular focus will be given to wounded healer connotations and concordant, complementary and embodied counter-transferences. Energetic thinking will also be addressed in terms of how both parties are affected within the intersect where both client and therapist resonate. We will also be looking at important ways to differentiate the yours/mine conundrum!
This workshop is especially useful to practitioners who are interested in the deeper relational components of client work whilst also being pertinent for clients who wish to gain an understanding of their style of relating.
The cost for this one day workshop is £60 and CPD certificates are available on request.
About the host
Paula Fenn is an accredited member of the BACP and works in private practice in the Bath area. Whilst her foundational training and practice revolves around psychoanalytic psychotherapy, she also works significantly within the field of regression therapy, spirit release, energy healing and crystal therapy. She is a faculty member of Earthworks.