Events and Seminars

Event:Confer ... Disconnected and Unreachable: How to Work with Shut-Down States of Mind (EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
Venue:6th Floor, Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Duration:09.30 - 16.30
Extra Info:A One-Day Exploration Led by Dr Anne Alvarez and Dr Graham Music.

Working with someone who cannot respond to the connection to another offered by psychotherapy can be one of the most de-skilling experiences for practitioners. Being with long periods of silence, avoidance of eye-contact, difficulties in showing affect, purpose or even words can be enormously challenging and likely to evoke a very negative countertransference. Frustration, boredom and feelings of incompetence make it hard to maintain interest in such clients and they may be dismissed as unready or unsuitable for therapy.
Organised By:Confer
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