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Sat, 07 Sept


6 Amethyst Prof. Jos. E. Debono Street

I see: Transference, Counter-Transference, Projective-Identification, Triggers & Parallel Processes

A Reflexive and EmbodiedTraining Workshop for Multi-disciplinary Practitioners

I see:  Transference, Counter-Transference, Projective-Identification, Triggers & Parallel Processes
I see:  Transference, Counter-Transference, Projective-Identification, Triggers & Parallel Processes

Time & Location

07 Sept 2024, 08:15 – 13:30 GMT+2

6 Amethyst Prof. Jos. E. Debono Street, Pembroke, Malta

About the Event

With Dr Elaine Grech (Ph.D.)

Warranted Gestalt and Systemic Psychotherapist,

Accredited Supervisor and Warranted Teacher

Date: Saturday 7th September 2024

Time: 8.15 am to 1.30 pm (5 CPD hours)

Location: Pembroke Clinic (Limited Number)

Price: 100 € (includes tea breaks)

Early Bird: 90€ if you pay by the 1st July 2024

· Are you ready to enhance your understanding of these therapeutic processes? This workshop offers a unique opportunity to develop your attunement and learn to distinguish between them, enhancing your professional skills.

· Do you notice the presence and importance of these therapeutic processes and, at times, feel perplexed about what to do with these insights?

· Are you eager to put your knowledge into practice?

· This workshop offers the opportunity to practice reflexive and embodied interventions and learn how to transform this awareness into actual therapeutic interventions.

This workshop is designed for multi-disciplinary practitioners keen to deepen their understanding of these core therapeutic phenomena of transference, counter-transference, triggers, parallel processes, and projective identification.

Be part of a vibrant community of professionals, including psychotherapists, family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, health practitioners, counsellors, guidance teachers, teachers, creative arts therapists, social workers, child and youth care workers, support workers, managers and many others. This experiential workshop is designed to foster your personal and professional growth.

Embark on a transformative journey inspired by my own clinical experience over these past 25 years as a psychotherapist and eventually as a clinical supervisor. Guided by clinical recommendations from other reflexive practitioners and researchers, this workshop is a testament to our commitment to ongoing self-reflexivity and personal and professional growth. My clinical background incorporates gestalt, systemic, attachment, trauma-informed, and expressive arts therapeutic modalities. The contexts that I have worked in over the years include rehabilitation services for addictions, residential care for children and young people, mental health settings, schools and organisations.

As time progressed, most of my work was focused on supervision, training, and consultancy. My practice in these multiple contexts kept directing my gaze to the crucial importance of these processes—so much so that today, I would say that being able to take responsibility for our authentic personal and professional reflexivity is one of the most crucial ingredients that each and every helping professional requires.

I recommend training and supervision based on the principles also advocated by Lowe (2015) and Ward (2013) (cited in Grech 2017) when practitioners are invited to examine their own contribution to the process.

“Practitioners (…) can benefit by becoming familiar with systemic concepts such as resonance, parallel connections (Jensen, 2007b), triggers (Mc Goldrick, 1992), polarisation (Carr, 1989) and co-construction (Flaskas & Perlesz, 1996) and how these dynamics operate in the whole system of care (Sprince, 2002)“. (cited in Grech, 2017*, p.329) (*my Ph.D. study with care-workers in residential care).

Lowe (2015) clarified that wanting to help does not necessarily have to be a counter-transference when managed appropriately. She discussed how caregivers would be operating from a place of counter-transference when the care they are giving is not within the appropriate boundaries. The children’s experience of feeling rejected hurt or abandoned by their parents can trigger the care worker’s own painful experiences. Hence, it becomes paramount that such emotional pain is processed and resolved so that it can act as a catalyst for understanding rather than undermining the therapeutic relationship with the family.

(Grech , 2017, p.291-292)

I wish you well, and thank you for your service to the community!

Price: 100€ (includes tea breaks)

Early Bird Fee 90€ if you pay by the  1st of July 2024

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3. Participants will receive a receipt of payment in the email provided and a certificate of attendance after completing the workshop.

4. Please note that it is on a first-come, first-served basis, and therefore, your booking can only be confirmed after receiving payment and registration.

5. The payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless due to the rare eventuality of the workshop being cancelled by the facilitator if the minimum number is not reached.

6. Around a week before the workshop, you will receive an email with details on the location and some ideas on how to prepare yourself for the training.

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SWIFT Code: VALLMTMT IBAN: MT60VALL22013000000040013125068

Looking forward to our creative space.

Many blessings

Dr Elaine Grech

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