Gaining Permission from the Unconscious
COURSE DESCRIPTION & GOALS
Learning to gain permission from the unconscious is a subtle clinical skill often overlooked in the course of our training. We’d like to offer you an opportunity to focus your continuing education in the direction of becoming more conscious of your unique impact on the therapeutic relationship. You will gain more understanding of how to assess client readiness as you facilitate progressively deeper levels of self-awareness. Upon completion of this course, participants will have demonstrated the ability to intentionally place attention on clinically relevant, yet less obvious, aspects of gaining permission of the unconscious in the therapeutic experience as a springboard for inspiring compassionate presence, enhancing relational depth, deepening therapeutic intimacy, advancing clinical work, and increasing positive clinical outcomes.
Integrative in its approach, this course includes insights from psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Buddhist psychology, and trauma therapy, including but not limited to Philip Bromberg, Darlene Ehrenberg, Janina Fisher, Harold Searles, and John Welwood.
Gaining Permission from the Unconscious is 2 of 4 parts in Navigating the Subtleties of Therapeutic Presence in our Core Skills for the Intentional Therapist track (work-in-progress). The first course in this series is called Exploring Therapeutic Presence and is currently available.
This course is designed specifically for mental health professionals and pre-professionals, yet all helping professionals are welcome to take the course if it feels advantageous to do so.
- 6 hours of content!
- CE units included at no additional charge.
- Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Self-paced course with both written and audio files for each lesson.
- Best suited for beginner to intermediate level practitioners, but especially exciting to those looking to enhance their theoretical approaches with self-reflection, self-awareness, and personal/professional growth.
- Course content designed by considering how to expand clinical training to include self-awareness and therapeutic intimacy.
- Practical assignments and exercises at the end of every session.
- Practical learning experiences with case examples, exercises, and meditations.
MEASURABLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- describe what it means to gain permission from the unconscious and why it is important for all psychotherapeutic approaches
- identify three primary reasons for gaining permission from client’s unconscious
- describe three ways to gain permission from the unconscious
- recognize two clues that you have not gained permission from the unconscious
- describe three major conditions that foster therapeutic trust
- describe three major conditions that inhibit or interrupt trust
- identify two useful ways to stay connected to your own unconscious
- describe three ways to create and sustain successful therapeutic boundaries
- discover individualized practices that include applying meditation, exercises, or reflections that deepen professional work
Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completing the test and evaluation form.
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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- Lectures 27
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 6 hours
- Skill level Beg-Inter
- Language English
- Students 5
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
THREE WAYS TO SUCCESSFULLY GAIN PERMISSION FROM THE UNCONSCIOUS
- ALLOW SPACE FOR YOUR OWN UNCONSCIOUS EXPERIENCE TO EMERGE
- Exercise: Habit Awareness
- Meditation: Accessing Intuition in Therapeutic Practice
- ENCOURAGE EMOTIONAL SAFETY AND BUILD TRUST
- Exercise: Tracking Impact
- FINESSE THE SUBTLETIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL ROLE
- Reflection: Boundary Awareness
- Acknowledging Relational Impact