"Contact and Context—The Paradox of Relational Presence"
Orah Krug, PhD 90 minutesThis one and a half-hour workshop will provide participants with a didactic and experiential appreciation for the dimensions of the therapeutic encounter, i.e., the “you” the “me” the “we.” Being present to all three dimensions is crucial because the therapeutic relationship, which is co-created, by therapist and client is the context for healing and change. Within a safe and intimate relationship clients can let go of past relational patterns and develop new ones by integrating previously disowned feelings and experiences. The workshop will particularly focus on how and why real presence with self, other and world is interrupted in both the client and therapist. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own personal contexts and relational styles to experientially understand how interruptions to genuine contact with clients, with self and with the world can occur.
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