Foundations 5: Working with Reactivity and Strong Affect in Therapy Sessions

Thursday, 1/12/23, Norristown via Zoom
Friday, 1/13/23, Philhaven via Zoom
Friday, 1/13/23, Altoona via Zoom
8:25am-1:10pm

This workshop is designed to assist participants with decreasing emotional intensity to a productive level in sessions. During the workshop, participants will explore common themes, situations, and experiences that may contribute to reactivity in family sessions, as well as strategies to decrease intensity. The workshop will emphasize the clinician’s self-regulation as one of the key tools to successfully decreasing intensity. Karpman’s drama triangle will be introduced and participants will have opportunities to use presentations to identify how to provide therapy in high intensity sessions.

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, therapists will be able to:  

  1. List three reasons why family members may react in therapy sessions
  2. Identify two techniques to create emotional safety in therapy sessions.
  3. Summarize Karpman’s drama triangle

Agenda
8:25am-11:00am: Objectives 1-2
11:00-11:10pm: Break
11:10-1:10pm: Objective 3

This is a beginner level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.

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