Working Through Therapeutic Impasses: Attachment Bonds, Trauma and Mourning
March 2022 – June 2022
This seminar will be structured around the careful reading and
study of the book: "Suffering and Sacrifice in the Clinical Encounter", with supporting articles by Thomas Ogden.
We will consider the clinical features and technical difficulties intrinsic to clinical work with highly defended patients, especially those who have suffered trauma early in their lives that interfered with their feeling sufficiently held and contained by their primary objects of attachment. Using a psychodynamic approach, we will identify and elaborate a new paradigm for managing impasses in the psychotherapy process for patients entrenched in self-blaming and masochistic patterns of behavior.
Karen has experience in successfully treating individuals, couples and families suffering with:
Stress and anger management
Living with medical conditions
Why I might be the right therapist for you:
My office is located in Exton, easy to reach, and convenient for those working or living in Chester Springs, Phoenixville, Downingtown, West Chester,
Glenmoore and Coatesville.
20 years of practice experience means I have the skills and practical knowledge to understand emotional problems and intervene relatively quickly.
Teaching and providing clinical supervision to other therapists is part of my practice.
On-going learning and training continues to be an important part of my work. Devotion to the skills, attention to the practice, and curiosity about human experience sustain
my interest in the practice of psychotherapy.
The Virus, Suffering & Sacrifice
By Charles Ashbach, Karen Fraley, Paul Kohler, James Poulton
This book is published by Phoenix Publishing House and if purchased directly from Phoenix you will receive a 10% discount and free worldwide shipping. Buy Now!