HEALING AFFECTS III:
Clinicians know that psychotherapy is most effective when the emotional experiences of the patient/client are intensely felt. Yet intense affect may be anxiety provoking for patients and therapists alike. Either may unconsciously blockade deep feeling, leaving treatment static and superficial. This four-hour seminar will explore two varieties of blockade, defensive cognitions (e.g., intellectual insight, arguing) and discharge of affect (e.g., verbal lashing out, explosive sobbing). Videotaped vignettes will be used for illustration. This seminar is for advanced practitioners who have attended Parts I & II, or who have obtained the prior consent of the instructor.