Venue: Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL
Overview / aims
Decades of psychotherapy research demonstrates that the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to good outcomes in any therapy. Yet problems and ruptures to the therapeutic relationship are common and stressful, and they can present challenges to therapists across all levels of experience. Understanding and formulating problems in the relationship and making them the focus of collaborative dialogue are all essential components of successfully addressing them.
Is there consensus based on research regarding what are helpful and unhelpful therapist responses to ruptures or strains in the therapeutic relationship? Yes, there is, and interestingly, research suggests that experienced therapists tend to make more unhelpful responses even after intensive training on the subject. Making theory practice links throughout, this workshop will draw on the application of CAT tools and skills to focus on what helps and what does not in this workshop designed to help therapists work better when the therapeutic relationship gets stuck.
This is relevant to the following groups:
This workshop is aimed at CAT therapists and trainees, as well as clinical/counselling psychologists and other multi-modal clinicians with some knowledge of CAT who wish to develop their skills in this area of work and/ or deepen their relational skills when using other modalities such as CBT.
Robert Watson is a Clinical Psychologist with 17 years’ experience and has extensive experience in public and private settings working with clients with complex psychological presentations. He is an accredited CAT therapist and supervisor and is the vice-chair of ACAT. This is the fourth run of this workshop following its successful first run for the West London Mental Health Trust Personality Disorder Service on 30th April 2018.
Feedback from previous workshop:
All delegates rated the workshop excellent or good
Some examples of what participants have liked so far:
“Discussion about metacommunication and Robert’s willingness to share examples.”
“Brave to offer transcripts. A really helpful day”.
"Very clear guidance of how to notice, understand, and address ruptures. I have had previous lectures on this, but this was the most helpful in practical terms."
"Having more awareness of dynamics and the confidence to speak to clients about it"
"The clinical examples of how to tackle ruptures. Knowing that there is no set way to fix ruptures - it depends on the situation and your own judgement."
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