This seminar provides the opportunity to discuss a relational approach to working with trauma, based on a paper, “Traversing the Fault lines: Trauma and Enactment”.
Trauma often involves experiences that have been unbearable for the mind to assimilate.
When emotional pain becomes overwhelming, the psyche can shatter in an attempt to maintain sanity. The image of a fault line has become a lingering metaphor in my work with trauma, symbolising the experience of working with dissociation, somatic symptoms, enactment, and intense transference and countertransference dynamics. These ideas are drawn from my experience over 3 decades, in working with sexual abuse and other forms of trauma. When victims and persecutors are internalised, intense relational dynamics can unfold in the therapy dyad making this work demanding. The seminar will provide space for teaching, discussion and includes clinical vignettes.
Jo Stuthridge MSc, NZAP is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a registered psychotherapist in New Zealand. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Dunedin and is director of the Physis Institute, which offers training in transactional analysis. She has published book chapters on transactional analysis and several articles on trauma. Jo is a teaching and research associate with the Department of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Auckland University of Technology. She was a Co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal from 2010 – 2019.
This workshop is aimed at trainee/qualified practitioners, from the psychotherapy field.
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