Online via Zoom
Dr. Shari Geller & Ben Lipton, LCSW
Through the complementary lenses of AEDP™ and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), this workshop will address the role of therapeutic presence in the service of psychological healing and transformation. Much more than a background component of psychotherapy, it is a primary and powerful tool for processing trauma and facilitating positive psychological change.
Presence is essential to developing a highly attuned and mutually coordinated healing relationship—a fundamental requirement for effective therapy across many different orientations. Therapeutic presence is a way of being that reflects a therapist’s full, embodied engagement, in the moment, in relationship with their clients.
Parallel to the implicit processes of caregiver-infant security engendering attachment relationships, the explicit cultivation of therapeutic presence allows clients to acknowledge, explore and process the difficult and often painful terrain of relational trauma from the base of a safe and supportive relational connection with their therapist. Likewise, it provides a turbocharged container for processing powerful emergent experiences of health and flourishing.
In this workshop presenters will share video sessions with patients to demonstrate hallmark techniques.
Main Points of Seminar:
There are three over-arching categories of therapeutic presence: preparation, process and experience. AEDP and EFT both offer optimal models for cultivating and utilizing therapeutic presence to heal trauma.
Early Bird Pricing Ends April 3, 2023
AEDP Member: $199.00 USD
Non-Member: $225.00 USD
After April 3, 2023
AEDP Member: $225.00 USD
Non-Member: $240.00 USD
Scholarships are available. To learn more and apply, please go here.