Post-lockdown adjustment, post Covid trauma, corona-induced-anxiety; whatever we call it, client and therapist alike have been affected. The boundaries have been blurred just a bit. The pandemic has leveled the playing field. To one degree or another, Covid has affected each of us, and we will process some of the transferential and counter-transferential issues that have emerged.
In addition, we will explore the lessons learned from exemplar therapists of the past and present such as Victor Frankl, Brene’ Brown, Marsha Linehan, Kay Redfield Jamison and Miriam Adahan, as well as the many recovering therapists in the field of addiction. We’ll look at the ground-breaking approaches these clinicians created out of the dark periods of their lives. Utilizing video, written exercises, discussion, small group conversations, and lecture formats, we will process the personal, psychological challenges of these major contributors in the field of therapy.
Participants will then have the opportunity to constructively look at the impact of Covid on their lives and of those they care about and care for. Within the safe space of the workshop, we will explore how each of us have navigated emotionally difficult times in our own lives and how that has informed our work with clients.
The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.
In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.
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.
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Identify three ethical challenges that are created for clinicians when they have been affected by issues that are similar to their clients’ struggles.
Identify at least three major contributors to the field of psychotherapy and explain how they transformed their adverse experiences into novel approaches.
Examine personal Covid related challenges and how to navigate them in ways that constructively contribute to empathizing with clients.
Identify and explore the impact of personal challenges and how to ethically minimize the impact of counter transference in therapy.
8:45 am- 9:00 am
Welcome, introductions and overview
9:00 – 10:00
Focus on Yehuda Weisbord original video interview
Small group discussion-Covid impact on Practice
Partner work- agreement on confidentiality
10am – 10:08am BREAK
10:08 – 11:00
Focus on Viktor Frankl
Original interview with Dr. Jay Levinson, trusteed associate of many years
Small group discussion-Frankl’s life and legacy
Partner work- Covid’s impact on us
11:oo am – 11:08 am BREAK
11:08 – 12:00 pm
Focus on Miriam Adahan and original video interview with her
Small group discussion- Transforming pain to informing practice
Partner work- Our life experiences impacting our choosing the profession
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Focus on Marsha Linahan
Small group discussion – Linahan’s transforming life experience leading to the development of DBT
Partner work- Our life challenges that inform our approaches, ethical considerations, cognitive biases, and projection onto clients
2:00 pm – 2:08 pm BREAK
2:08 pm – 3:00 pm
You the Master Therapist
Small group- The ethical consideration of revealing our personal stories to clients, boundaries, projection, transference, and countertransference
Partner work- What wounds might come up for us
3:00 pm – 3:08 pm BREAK
3:08 pm – 4:00 pm
Focus on Brene’ Brown, Kay Jamison and Recovering persons
Small group discussion- What we have learned about maximizing our full potential in helping our clients
Partner work- Gratitude for a safe space for personal work
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Evaluations and Final Q & A
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