Digging Deeper: Working with Unfinished Business in Individuals, Couples and Families
Although clients are typically focused on the here-and-now, quite often the intensity and nature of problematic theme relate to their lived history. Relationships with our first family and previous intimate relationships can yield important information and become instrumental to the change process. This workshop will use concepts from object relations to show how and when to help clients connect the dots between the present and the past. Through video and case examples, the workshop will demonstrate ways to re-work troublesome issues and traumas that have been retained as ‘unfinished business’, and help clients see themselves and others in a new light.
In this workshop participants will learn:
- To understand how the representational world affects present relationships
- To become familiar with projective identification processes and how to track the trigger
- Ways to safely explore past trauma, painful memories, and re-construct conclusions about self and others
Judith P. Siegel, PhD, LCSW is a professor at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, and the author of Repairing Intimacy, What Children Learn from their Parents Marriage, Stop Overreacting, and Object Relations Couples Therapy in the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy.
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CE Contact Hours: 5
If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.
212 879-4900, ext 111