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Advanced Therapeutic Skills Workshop 3: Decision Making about Boundaries: Video Course

Advanced Therapeutic Skills Workshop 3: Decision Making about Boundaries: Video Course

At nscience, we are proud to launch a new, highly-immersive and therapeutic skills focused set of online evening sessions with internationally acclaimed Trauma expert Kathy Steele. At each of these evenings, we will explore one special topic per session relevant to working with challenging clients who have experienced complex trauma and dissociation. Each session will be focused on specific practical clinical skills. This will include a 75-minute didactic training module with time for comments, questions, and clinical applications. Next, we will offer 90 minutes of case consultation – attendees can bring anonymized cases for discussion. Attendees can sign up for individual sessions or for the entire series of five sessions at a discounted price.

For discounted tickets for the full five parts of these training series please visit: Advanced Therapeutic Skills Toolbox: Managing Clinical Challenges from Complex Transference to Idealized Fantasies

Video course packs, including all notes are available immediately on booking. The access links are part of your ticket. Online video access remains available for 1 year from the date you receive the video course.

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Course Credits

CPD: 3 / CE: 2.75

Speaker(s)

Kathy Steele

Course length in hours

3 hrs of video content

Full course information

This session equips participants to discern clients amenable to flexible boundaries and grasp the fluidity of these limits. A deep understanding of countertransference becomes crucial, unraveling the complex interplay between therapists’ emotional responses and the calibration of boundaries.

The discourse extends beyond initial boundary establishment, delving into the delicate art of boundary reaffirmation amid treatment enactments. As therapists, we encounter the intricate task of reinstating limits once relaxed, necessitating finesse in maintaining therapeutic rapport while reinstating necessary boundaries.

In essence, the complex process of delineating therapeutic boundaries challenges therapists on multiple levels. Grasping our clients’ needs for adaptable boundaries, navigating the sway of countertransference, and deftly re-establishing boundaries demand keen discernment into client dynamics and therapists’ introspection. Negotiating these complexities is essential not only to maintain therapeutic efficacy but also to uphold the ethical and professional fabric of the therapeutic relationship.

  • How do we decide whether to use email, texts or phone calls outside of therapy?
  • When should we increase sessions in length or frequency?
  • And when do these boundaries need to be limited?

Participants will learn which clients benefit from some flexibility and which do not. We will also explore countertransference issues of caretaking, rescue, guilt and urgency that may influence the decision -making process of the therapist regarding boundaries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify which clients might benefit from boundary flexibility, and what types of boundaries can be altered, and how countertransference can affect their decisions about boundaries
  • Discuss how to re-assert boundaries within therapeutic settings

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What you’ll learn

Participants will learn which clients benefit from some flexibility and which do not. We will also explore countertransference issues of caretaking, rescue, guilt and urgency that may influence the decision -making process of the therapist regarding boundaries.

Learning objectives

  • Identify which clients might benefit from boundary flexibility, and what types of boundaries can be altered, and how countertransference can affect their decisions about boundaries
  • Discuss how to re-assert boundaries within therapeutic settings

About the speaker(s)

Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been treating complex trauma, dissociation, and attachment issues since 1985. She is in private practice with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Services and is Adjunct Faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, US.  Ms. Steele is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and has also previously served on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). She has been involved with developing treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders and well as for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Ms. Steele has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the 2011 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions.  She is known for her humour, compassion, respect, and depth of knowledge as a clinician and teacher, and for her capacity to present complex issues in easily understood and clear ways using an integrative psychotherapy model that draws from both traditional and somatic approaches. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer.

She has co-authored three books as part of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Haunted Self: Structural dissociation of the personality and chronic traumatization (2006, Van der Hart, Nijenhuis, & Steele – W. W. Norton); Coping with trauma-related dissociation: Skills training for patients and therapists (2011, Boon, Steele, & Van der Hart – W. W. Norton); and most recently, Treating trauma-related dissociation: A practical, integrative approach (2017, Steele, Boon, & Van der Hart – W. W. Norton). She has also (co)authored numerous book chapters and journal articles.

nscience UK is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. nscience UK maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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