This seminar provides the opportunity to discuss a relational approach to working with confusion based on a T AJ paper, “Confusion and introjection: A model for understanding the defensive structure of the Parent and Child ego states”.
Childhood trauma often involves experiences that have been unbearable for the young mind to assimilate. Confusion, a child’s natural and creative response to the aftermath of that trauma, enables them to stay connected to the caregiver on whom they depend. However, the protective defensive system they develop to ensure continued connection, whilst brilliant, can also profoundly impact their relationships with themselves and others. A relational approach to deconfusion, centers on how the therapist and client re-engage with that system to explore, unearth, challenge, and deconfuse the protective defensive system and the confusion that lies at its core.
Heather Fowlie is a TSTA working in private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in Surrey. She is a founder member of IARTA and is particularly interested in integrating other models of psychotherapy, especially object relations within a relational approach to transactional analysis.
This event is primarily aimed at students/trainees from the Psychotherapy Field.
IARTA members £15 – Non- members £30.00
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