Bad Dogs; Bad Men; Bad Storms: Anthetic Therapy for PTSD AND Client Resistance

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center (Catholic Life Center)
1800 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
United States
Workshop sponsored by LACSW

(6 Clinical CEUs-LCSW) (6 CE Contact Hrs.-LPC)

Anthetic Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (December 9, 2016)  (6-Clinical CEUs)

Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder live plagued by helplessness, horror, and fear.  This workshop offers a new approach for setting sufferers free from the numbing and constricting effects PTSD has on their lives.  We will also address disorder related treatment resistance. Whether the traumatic trigger was animal, human, or natural disaster, Dr. Elliott will offer Anthetic Therapy techniques to help the individual confront the traumatic event.  Using intriguing case examples from her clinical practice, she will teach skills to help clients disengage from automatic internal responses, as well as from the burdensome expectations of significant others.  In this workshop, you will learn the central intrapsychic process that complicates PTSD recovery, along with demonstrations of how to equip your client with skills for setting themselves free.  This experience will provide opportunities for participants to apply these concepts and techniques in their own lives and in client cases with which they have worked.  You’ll leave with a powerful guide for facilitating your clients’ transformation from helplessness to empowerment.

Learning Goals &Objectives

  1. List 3 ways individuals with PTSD re-experience the traumatic event
  2. Define the term Anthetic Dialogue
  3. Name the intrapsychic element that complicates PTSD recovery
  4. Name one simple technique the individual can use to get free from a re-experiencing event
  5. Define the Inner Critic

Client Resistance? No Problem! (December 9, 2016-Continued)

Client resistance in PTSD treatment, as well as anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder, Simple Phobias, Social Anxiety D/O, and the Depression mood disorder diagnoses cannot only stymie therapeutic progress but also can be a major source of burnout for therapists.   It doesn't have to be. This workshop will offer concepts for quickly identifying the root of resistance as relates to these diagnoses along with six innovative advanced techniques for unblocking the logjam of resistance and facilitating therapeutic progress.  Through examples of challenging cases, examples and opportunities for case discussions, and demonstrations, participants will leave with interventions immediately usable in practice.

Learning Goals & Objectives:

  1. Identify the core dynamic that is at the root of resistance.
  2. Describe how the core dynamic may manifest in resistance.
  3. State 6 Anthetic Therapy techniques for facilitating clients' freedom from resistance.
  4. Experience use of the techniques for personal transformation from resistance that surfaces in the therapist's functioning.    

Presenter: Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT 

Dr. Elliott provides inspiration to understand your clients’ pain, deepen your clinical wisdom, and learn exciting new methods for facilitating clients’ freedom and growth.  A psychotherapist and counselor educator with 25 years of experience, Kathryn brings practical insights to her audience by drawing on the stories of intriguing clients whom she has helped.  In addition, she offers a personal perspective of applying in her own life the methods she teaches.  She is committed to providing her audiences with unique insights into psychological dynamics, fresh clinical concepts, and therapeutic techniques immediately useful in practice.



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