Please Note: This training is ONLY open to Level II Trauma Certificate participants. For information about the Level II Trauma Certificate Program, click here.
In this two-day intensive, we will learn how to creatively and experientially go beyond a singular view of the self, and embrace, instead, the notion of the many-faceted self. Using paradigms created by John Bradshaw, Charlie Whitfield, and Richard Schwartz, we will explore the notion of the “inner child” and other internal parts that influence our thoughts, feelings, and behavioral choices.
Participants will learn to reframe “resistant” or “uncooperative” client reactions as the behaviors of protective inner parts and will discover ways to acknowledge and honor these parts that will help clients access their most evolved and compassionate core “Self.” Creative modalities including: mapping; two-handed writing; collaging; double-chairing exercises; guided imagery; role plays; case presentations; and live demonstrations will enable participants to safely access their own inner parts, which will enhance a sense of grounded-ness and clinical competence.
In addition, these strategies will help participants gain mastery over how to incorporate this paradigm into their clinical practice. Clinicians will come away from this fun and informative training with new tools to work with client “resistance,” while helping “stuck” clients feel less internal conflict and more internal cooperation. This approach lets therapists feel more hopeful, greatly reduces the “roadblocks” to healing, and gives clients a much greater sense of empowerment as well. Although this training is not focused on DID, the approach is completely applicable when working with that population as well.