Introduction to Relational CAR
Almost all sophistication in working with transference and counter-transference has been limited to those who have gone through long, expensive psychoanalytic training. Clients can come to therapy with many different types of transference dynamics. Traumatic transference is a unique subset of general transference in its relative simplicity, although the dynamics are extremely powerful and much more charged than non-traumatic transference. Since traumatic transference can lead to explosive relational dynamics in therapy and the client’s personal life, it is critically important to work with it directly. It also means that as a therapist, you can master the ability to work with traumatic transference with much less training than would be necessary for full psychoanalytic mastery.
This 3 hour workshop is an introduction to the four most common and influential transference patterns that arise from traumatic experiences. The workshop format will include lecture, experiential exercises and videos of therapy sessions. Participants typically gain a deeper, clinical understanding of transference and role dynamics with their clients and themselves.