Integration - the core of contemporary relational psychotherapy
Stephen Mitchell never intended for one coherent relational theory to exist, but rather put the onus on to the individual psychotherapist to establish his or her unique style and methodology.
Mitchell’s relational matrix focuses’ on the self, other and the interactional poles within the therapeutic dyad. In order for the psychotherapist to actively work with the self-pole they need to know who they are and what they are integrating. I am proposing that through this process of integration the authentic “I” of the psychotherapist evolves.
In this two-day workshop we will explore both Mitchell’s complex invitation and my proposal.
This workshop will offer opportunities for exploration, discussion, didactic theoretical teaching and clinical practice. We will use the distillation process to practice our unique ways of working and distill the work from differing relational theoretical perspectives.
The intended outcomes are:
B.Sc. Social Work (University of Cape Town). MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex London).
Certified Transactional Analyst CTA and Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst TSTA (ITAA).
Elana has trained and supervised nationally and internationally across a range of cultures for the past 26 years. Her specialty is long term training where the task is to take trainees through the rigorous journey of becoming an ethical professional. Having been trained as an integrative psychotherapist, her passion lies in integration and diversity in both theory and application. Elana is actively involved both nationally and internationally on bodies which maintain and advance training standards in the field of psychotherapy. She currently works as a psychotherapist in private practice, supervisor and trainer in Sydney.
Time 9.30am-5pm (please be there at 9.15am)
Cost $450 (incl GST)
Please Note: It is a requirement of the workshop that participants are practicing psychotherapists.