Repetitive attacks on a psychotherapy may sometimes be matched only by the tenaciousness with which that person forcefully grips the fabric of the relationship and holds on. Such contradictory behaviors go beyond predictions generated by a frightened/frightening parent in a disorganized/disoriented attachment and associated controlling behaviors. Emotional exhaustion, fear of humiliation, intolerable loss, intense dislike, disgust, and contempt permeate a poisonous clinical atmosphere. Profound shame-contempt dynamics predict baiting of both therapist and patient. Intense countertransference response is the norm. The psychodynamics of multiple self-states both complicate and explicate an already chaotic scene. Suggestions for understanding, management, and treatment of these profoundly disturbing and challenging psychotherapies are explored.
This conference is appropriate for mental health professionals at all levels of experience and offers 3 CEs.
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Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow time to check in.
* Rosemary Segalla, PhD and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-label (non-FDA approved) use of products or devices.