The therapist’s vulnerability and its implications for treatment. Karen J. Maroda, Ph.D
What are the early childhood experiences that therapists have in common and how does this affect our way of thinking, feeling and behaving with our clients? This presentation focuses on both the strengths and weaknesses that arise from being the “healing other” in our families of origin. To what extent do we avoid conflict, remain too passive, and infantilize our patients because of our own childhood roles? Do we use our ability to be sensitive and empathic too exclusively, avoiding confrontation and negative feedback?
This presentation focuses on our often-neglected needs, desires, fears and defences, offering a model of working with clients that underscores vulnerability in the service of promoting the client’s growth and sense of agency. This workshop will include a keynote and large and small group discussions.
Karen J. Maroda, Ph.D., ABBP, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin and in private practice in Milwaukee, WI. She is board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. The author of four books, The Power of Countertransference, Seduction, Surrender and Transformation, Psychodynamic Techniques, and The Analyst’s Vulnerability, as well as numerous journal articles and book reviews. She also sits on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She gives lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.
This event is primarily aimed at those from the Psychotherapy Field.
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