Working with your countertransference
Chiltern counsellors network CPD event - Saturday 18th May 2019 - working with your countertransference
Open workshop for counsellors in the Chilterns area.
The aim of this full-day workshop is to give you the confidence and skills to equip you to access, understand and apply your countertransference in your work with clients.
A significant amount of time will be given to attendees to present material from their own caseloads for the group to think about. This workshop is for counsellors and psychotherapists who find themselves wondering about unconscious communications from clients, what to do with them, how to decide in whom they originated, and how to test for this without causing alarm or elevating risk.
Often, to say nothing is to do harm or to collude with a split-off or projective aspect of the client’s mind. The day will help you make sense of non-verbal, affective and bodily responses that you may ignore, be afraid of or bewildered by.
You will learn how to more accurately translate countertransference communications from your clients into interventions of which your client can make use. We will explore key areas of countertransference within an intersubjective, object relations framework of key Freudian and Kleinian defensive mechanisms.
The workshop will be interactive and you are encouraged to bring case-work of your own that you would like the group to think about, in order to gain meaning and understanding from the often baffling, uncomfortable and frightening experiences in which the therapeutic dyad find themselves immersed.
The workshop will be led by Henry Adeane who specialises in complex cases, forensic psychotherapy and the ethical treatment of addiction and personality disorder.
For an application form and more details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About David Housham
Henry Adeane is a Psychotherapist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. He currently works at the Counselling Foundation in St Albans, The Bedford Prison Counselling Service, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Norwich and Ipswich, The UK Council for Psychotherapy and in a number of other organisations in various capacities.