Countertransference, Mindfulness, and the Effective Therapist

The ability of a therapist to handle countertransference and their own reactions in session is an indicator of their effectiveness. When a client responds in a manner that negatively impacts a therapist, it is likely that the relationship and/or technical skills of the therapist are diminished in at least that moment, and for an indeterminate amount of time afterward. This webinar clearly lays out the various manifestations of countertransference, such as impatience and/or irritation with the client, sadness, boredom, feeling helpless, reduced empathy for certain types of clients, unmet needs...Read more of the therapist, unmet expectations for the client, and the degradation of empathy into sympathy. A host of techniques will be discussed for how therapists can increase their skills for reducing and handling countertransference, and possibly achieve significant personal growth in the process. These techniques fall under the general heading of mindfulness applications but are expanded to include role-plays, cognitive interventions, and some experiential approaches, all of which can be applied by therapists directly to themselves. The psychodynamic phenomenon of projective identification will also be examined from the viewpoint of enhancing the therapeutic relationship. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the nature and various manifestations of countertransference, and how it is problematic.
  • Describe how mindfulness can help to manage, reduce, and in some cases eliminate countertransference reactions.
  • Examine various ways in which effective supervision can help therapists manage countertransference.

Target Audience

This live interactive webinar is intended for mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT's and Addiction Professionals.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Saturday, January 21, 2023

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11:00 AM EST - 02:15 PM EST

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