Workshops

The Therapeutic Dance: Keeping One Eye on the Client and One Eye on Ourselves

ID: 1015WEB

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to become aware of how our own experiences and traumas affect our relationships with clients. This webinar will provide a review of attachment theory and the prevalence of traumatic transference when working with trauma survivors. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how their own attachment style affects their approach with clients. The concepts of transference and countertransference, collisions and collusions are presented including red flags that participants can look out for to avoid inappropriate boundary crossings and other behaviors that are detrimental to the therapeutic relationship. When we do not care for ourselves or keep an eye on the therapeutic dance with clients, the likelihood of burnout, vicarious traumatization and empathic strain are real dangers for the health and well -being of the helper and the therapeutic relationship.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
1. Summarize attachment theory, secure and insecure attachment, and traumatic transference
2. Identify the effects of trauma on the therapeutic relationship, challenges for clinicians and strategies to address these challenges
3. Describe how clinicians’ attachment styles also affect their therapeutic relationships with clients
4. Define and describe collisions and collusions
5. List red flags for countertransference
6. Describe Ethical considerations for countertransference and strategies to manage it

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction/Agenda for the day

9:45 am PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion
• Introduction to Attachment Theory
• Transference and Countertransference
• Traumatic Transference
• Perception of Relationships as a Result of Trauma & Coping Strategies
• Challenges & Strategies for Clinicians

11:15 am PowerPoint Presentation, YouTube Videos and Discussion
• Clinician Attachment Style & Effects on the Therapeutic Relationship
• Enactments: Collisions and Collusions
• Red Flags for Countertransference
• Ethical Considerations in Countertransference
• Managing Transference and Countertransference
• Promoting Self-Awareness and Self-Care

12:00 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

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