Understanding its Role in Working with
Young Adults Neglected/Abused as Children
No matter what role we intend to play with our clients, they will assign us roles (often unconsciously) based on what they learned in early childhood. This is their transference. When those experiences include neglect and physical and sexual abuse (including incest), their expectations that we will treat them them badly (traumatic transference) make them defensive. Those defensive behaviors have the power to elicit negative responses from us. In this workshop we will explore the nature of this traumatic transference, and practice ways to recognize and manage it.
November 6, 2012
9:30am – 4:30pm
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