Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102785
About the Course:
One of the more challenging problems of working with complex developmental trauma is how to effectively manage the therapeutic relationship. We are directed to help the client develop secure attachment; yet close relationship activates the insoluable dilemma of the client’s history: needing to attach while feeling threatened. Intense dependency, avoidance, and aggression may subsequently become difficult to manage. We will take a fresh look at how to conceptualize several intrinsic motivational systems that impact the therapeutic relationship, and the problems that ensue when activation of one system impedes others in both client and therapist. Participants will be invited to a thought-provoking examination of not only the advantages, but the disadvantages and challenges of using the standard “parent-child” model of attachment for adults in psychotherapy whose caretakers were the source of threat. The over-activation of attachment-seeking in the client naturally inhibits curiosity and also elicits the therapist’s caretaking system, potentially leading to a derailment of therapy into a rescue endeavor. We will explore the roles of the motivational systems of exploration, attachment, caretaking, collaboration, competition, and defense in the therapeutic relationship. Participants will learn practical strategies for managing the therapeutic relationship from this perspective.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.
Discuss the pros and cons of the standard parent-child model of attachment in the psychotherapy of adults with complex developmental trauma disorders.
Identify intrinsic motivational systems in both therapist and client that impact the therapeutic relationship.
Employ at least three interventions to minimize activation of the client’s attachment system, and promote a more collaborative relationship that focuses on mutually shared goals and interest/curiosity.
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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Our Provider Number: 1020
CE Learning Systems, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credit(s).
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Our Provider Number: 5951
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NBCC Counselors completing this course will receive 1.5 credit.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
Our Provider Number: 17-1460
CE Learning Systems dba CE-credit.com has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.
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