“Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past” – Karen Saakvitne
Relationship issues cause many individuals to seek therapy. As therapists, we listen to people discuss their relationships and the dynamics within them. Patterns may begin to emerge that heighten the therapist’s awareness around the dynamics of the relationship and the safety of it. Initially, the individual may not identify the relationship as unsafe or abusive. This workshop will focus on increasing the therapist’s awareness of the reverberating effects of coercive control, domestic violence, and emotionally abusive relationships on individuals through a trauma-informed approach.
Survivors of abuse and coercive control often adopt patterns of behavior that are adaptive as survival skills and are the best choices they can make in a dangerous situation. However, these skills may be maladaptive in healing from the control and abuse and reclaiming their rights to be in a safe, healthy relationship. This workshop will provide therapists with skills and techniques to support individuals as they begin to understand what has happened to them and how they have coped. We will focus on de-pathologizing and reducing the stigma and shame associated with being a survivor of control and abuse and supporting individuals in reclaiming their rights to safety and choice.
To thank you for your interest in The Ferentz Institute, we are delighted to offer you a very special gift! When you register for a workshop along with a colleague, you will both receive $30.00 off the regular tuition price of $169.00. You and your friend DO NOT necessarily have to sign up for the same class.
To take advantage of this offer, YOU must register yourself and your friend at the same time. ***You’ll also need to enter discount code BRINGMYFRIEND at checkout to apply the discount to the workshop selections.
For guidelines and instructions on how to get your discount, click here. ➮
8:45 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 10:08 am BREAK
10:09 – 11:00 am
11:00 – 11:08 am BREAK
11:08 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 2:08 pm BREAK
2:08 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:08 pm BREAK
3:08 – 4:15 pm