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Emotion-Focused Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Emotion-Focused Chair Work [ONLINE]
March 19 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
The training is intended for health and mental health clinicians.
Emotion-Focused Chair Work: Transforming Self-criticism and Emotional Avoidance & Cultivating Assertion and Forgiveness in Psychotherapy
One of the psychological markers of anxiety, depressed mood and other emotion-based difficulties relates to difficulties with emotion processing, referring to the capacity to attend to, label, regulate and move through emotions. When external stressors overwhelm our internal capacities, the human organism seeks out ways – consciously and unconsciously – to get relief, including via thought and behavior patterns like self-criticism, self-interruptions and avoidance patterns. It can also become difficult to connect with healthy assertion and forgiveness, states essential for mental health.
This workshop will introduce powerful and efficient emotion-focused interventions for the transformation of self-criticism and emotional self-interruptions in therapy, as well as the cultivation of assertive anger and forgiveness. Using chair-work and informed by theory and techniques from EFT and EFFT, participants will be provided with scripts and opportunities to observe the interventions in action via video or demonstration. Opportunities for practice may also be available.
Only the training on March 12th will be recorded and available to participants for two weeks. The training on March 19th will not be recorded because it includes accounts of clients.
Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, author and co-developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy.