CE Hours: 16.5
In this workshop we will identify a variety of theoretical frameworks for understanding transference and countertransference; and examine these concepts from the perspective of Gestalt therapy. We will discuss and demonstrate the principles and practices of dialogical Gestalt therapy that support working constructively with transference and countertransference. Implications of differing perspectives on transference and countertransference for the psychotherapy process and relationship will be examined and explored in discussion and in practice sessions.
Barbara Y. Thomas, PhD, is a psychologist on staff at the Oberlin College Counseling Center, where she provides psychotherapy, educational programming, and consultation. Her interests include integrations of Gestalt, existential, dialogical and multicultural approaches to psychotherapy; adolescent and adult development; and cultural influences on identity development.
Daniel Jones, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in Cleveland working with individuals and couples with over 30 years of clinical experience. His special interests include the development of a contemporary relational approach in gestalt therapy, the developmental process of therapy, and the role of emotional understanding in the change process. He is one of the co-chairs of the Gestalt Training Program and the Structure, Dialogue and Improvisation Program.
Fee if registered before January 15: $325