The Good Enough Therapist: Futility, Failure and Forgiveness in Treatment

It is the nature of being human to quest and to fail. Psychotherapy is unique amongst clinical enterprises in that failures in treatment, when understood and managed well, can actually serve the needs of the patient as well as the practitioner. Our capacity to fully experience, rather than fretfully sidestep, inescapable feelings of futility, helplessness, and despair when we are in therapeutic contact is one of the great gifts that we can offer those who consult with us. By investigating and interrogating the creative tension between feeling sufficient and insufficient, doubtful and certai...Read moren, graceful and inept, workshop participants will begin to encounter a deeper recognition of their own, and their patients’ vulnerability, resilience, imagination, and humanity. Accepting the inevitability of disappointing our patients, and of being disappointed by them, lays the groundwork for reciprocal healing and a mutually expanded capacity for self-recognition and self-realization. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least five (5) clinically maladaptive responses when faced with treatment that seems to have run aground
  • Identify the three (3) dimensions of forgiveness between therapist and patient that can help to dissolve stuck-points in treatment
  • Identify the four (4) components of grieving that help therapists to come to terms with their limitations as clinicians, and help patients come to terms with their limitations as individuals

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate to Advanced

Saturday, July 10, 2021

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