Earlybird deadline ends 04/22
The presenter draws from an extensive video library to demonstrate her approach to lowering anxiety and shame and resolving trauma-related emotions.
This workshop offers therapists practical knowledge that can be taken to the office and applied in the effort towards better outcomes, which studies have linked to accessing and processing trauma-related affect. However, therapists are challenged by the numerous self-protective and deeply entrenched responses that often shield the most vulnerable parts of the self. This video analysis will demonstrate a path to surmounting these barriers successfully.
The presenter emphasizes sensitivity to shame states, as new levels of emotional intimacy are attempted within the therapeutic relationship. Neurobiological attunement and the transfer of self-compassion provide a ground of safety that can open doors to greater risk taking and exploration of new and more adaptive self states.
Video analysis of client sessions will demonstrate:
- An approach to accessing unconscious emotions
- Elements of shame-sensitive interventions to disarm defenses
- Active monitoring and regulation of anxiety
- Mindful tracking of feelings, bodily sensations and beliefs
- An integration of evidence-based methods
- Apply a graded approach to increase capacity for feelings.
- Utilize shame-sensitive interventions to disarm defenses and reduce anxiety
- Describe somatic and verbal signals of shame and anxiety
- Analyze how to sustain an internal focus
- Describe the transfer of compassion for the cost of defenses
- Explain features of an egalitarian partnership
CEs available through R. Cassidy Seminars.
CE's are $20 and a link to obtain them will be provided at the competion of the course.
About Susan Warren Warshow
Susan Warren Warshow LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, LMFT is the founder of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Institute (DEFT), which began its three-tier training program in January, 2012, with ongoing, monthly meetings. She is a member of the faculty of the ISTDP Institute and a Certified IEDTA Teacher/Supervisor. She has a private practice in Woodland Hills, CA, treating individuals and couples and specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues and defeating personality traits. She also offers clinical supervision and online therapy, coaching and consultation.
Susan has presented at the Brief Therapy Conference, IEDTA biennial international conferences (5), National Association of Social Workers annual conference, and has been a featured speaker at chapters of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has also presented at California State University Northridge, California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles County Psychological Association and California School of Professional Psychology
Her former employment includes Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Coordinator of Continuing Education at the Department of Psychiatry at Northridge Hospital. At the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, she produced over 100 public presentations on child abuse and neglect in L.A. County and was the media director for L.A.'s first child abuse hotline.