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Developmental Attunement, Relational-Needs and Therapeutic Presence

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"The healing of cumulative neglects, traumas, and attachment disruptions occurs through a contactful therapeutic relationship"
A contact-oriented and Relational psychotherapy through inquiry, attunement and involvement responds to the client’s current needs for an emotionally nurturing relationship that is reparative and sustaining. The aim of such therapy is the integration of the affect-laden experiences and an intrapsychic reorganization of the client’s beliefs about self and others while acknowledging, validating and normalizing the client’s essential relational needs. As therapists, how do we allow affective, behavioural, cognitive and physiological dimensions to inform our therapeutic direction while effectively interpreting whether ego state regression, activation of the intrapsychic influence of introjection and presence of defence mechanisms are indications of contact deficits that seek fulfilment?
At this unique and practical training workshop, Dr Richard Erskine draws on an integrative therapeutic approach and explains Relational Psychotherapy as a process of making whole: taking disowned, unaware, unresolved aspects of the ego and making them part of the cohesive self. He especially highlights how ’developmental attunement’ is key to this reparative process - through which, we as therapists can sensitise our therapeutic responses to a client’s regression, while remaining aware that such regression allows clients to access defended memories and experience otherwise forbidden affect.
Location Dublin
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 02 Dec 2019
Start time 10:00am
Venue Address The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, 127/128 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Amount £135
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Dr Richard Erksine
CPD hours 6
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Relationship, Therapy, Trauma
Regions Ireland