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Maximizing Effectiveness in Psychotherapy: Addressing anxiety and defense as barriers to treatment
2019-11-29 - 2019-11-30$450 – $525
Angela Cooper, Phd and Lindsay Chipman, MA
OPQ Accredited RE03031 -19(14 CE hours)
Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328
The skills presented are rooted in psychodynamic theory (ISTDP ) for health care professionals who already have a core psychotherapy profession and are interested in advancing their psychotherapeutic skills. Some basic theory focusing on Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy principles will be presented along with some clinical material to set the scene, but participants will be mainly engaged in small group skill building activities. The second day will focus on a small number attendees receiving live supervision on their own clinical cases with the option of other attendees to observe the process. The main aim of the workshop is to identify patient and/or therapist factors that may impede or slow down the effectiveness of the psychotherapeutic process, these will focus on restructuring anxiety pathways and addressing defense mechanisms.
- Build skills in the identification and regulation of anxiety
- Build skills in the identification and intervention with defenses that impede successful treatment
- Receive and/or observe a live supervision process in order to build specific skills based on a specific case