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Depression Masterclass 2: The Therapeutic Relationship in Depression

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Working with people with depression can generate feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and frustration in therapists. This workshop will introduce a model for understanding therapists’ negative therapeutic reactions. The morning session will address the concepts of cognitive and emotional empathy and show how we can overidentify with depressed patients’ thoughts and feelings, where we become overwhelmed by negative affect or buy into the patient’s negative mindset. It will also consider ways in which we cut off from empathising with certain patients and participants will be able to use an empathy and compassion exercise to explore their reactions to challenging cases. In the afternoon we will look at how transference and countertransference can be understood in cognitive terms, and an interpersonal schema worksheet introduced as a method to understand our reactions and work directly with interpersonal issues. The workshop will use case discussion, role play demonstration and skills practice to assist in understanding, and managing interpersonal process in CBT.

Location Oxford
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 13 Mar 2019
Venue Address Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford
Amount £130
Organiser OCTC
Speaker Stirling Moorey
Contact No. 01865 902801
Keywords Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Therapy
Regions South East