Countertransference in Treating Shame and Codependency
Our own codependency and shame can arise in the therapeutic relationship. Therapists unaware of how their codependency and shame affect their countertransference may not only experience anxiety and burnout, but also may stagnate the therapy and even harm those in treatment.
This one-hour webinar course on countertransference in treating codependency and shame covers symptoms of codependency, signs of shame, and how codependency and shame arise in the transference and countertransference affect both you and the client. Learn about shame defenses, the different types of countertransference, and how to utilize them therapeutically. The presentation will address collusion and enmeshment with a client, and countertransference issues involving fear of abandonment and intimacy, denial, control, guilt, and caretaking. It also covers how to handle feelings of inadequacy, mistakes, establishing boundaries, and boundary violations by both you and the client. You will gain specific strategies to avoid these pitfalls and intervene therapeutically to maintain boundaries and implement practice policies.