The therapeutic relationship is your most powerful tool (and biggest pitfall): Relational strategies to effectively treat challenging trauma clients
2021-03-01 @ 9:00 am – 2021-03-02 @ 4:00 pm
Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr. Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors and how to navigate and use conflicts in the relationship. He walks through how to bring safety to the therapeutic relationship early on and how to recognize therapist’s own feelings in the treatment. (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it) along with how to help clients mourn traumatic losses to bring post-traumatic growth.
Dr. Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors and specifically looks at:
- How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship?
- What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed?
- How can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment?
Throughout the webinar, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr. Muller’s own treatment sessions. The webinar focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in our work as therapists.
The training aims to provide an integrative training approach that enables practitioners using different therapeutic modalities to integrate the relevant elements of Attachment Theory and Research with their existing skills, which they can then apply to their work.
- Help clients pace the process of opening up
- Bring safety to the therapeutic relationship early on
- Navigate and use conflicts in the relationship
- Recognize therapist’s own feelings in the therapeutic process
- Help clients mourn traumatic losses to bring post-traumatic growth