Using the Self in Psychotherapy and related fields. "It's all about you and nothing to do with you at the same time"
Contemporary approaches to relationally oriented work such as Psychotherapy, Counseling, Supervision, Coaching or Consulting, require that we use ourselves as the primary tool in the work. This presupposes an ongoing understanding of self, self-awareness and a commitment to self-reflection and growth. Also there is a need to acquire an understanding of a psychology of relationship, relational issues, difficulties and trauma.
This workshop, which will consist of, a combination of theory and practice and theory related to practice. I believe that we learn and can best use ideas and techniques when we relate them to our situations and ourselves. Further I believe one of the deep motivations that many of us have for this work has to do with the opportunity for self-development and growth that is inherent in working with ourselves.
Thus we will use the group as a learning group. There will also be an opportunity for supervision and to explore our own cases as well as our experience in the present in the group.
Diana Shmukler Phd is a former Associate Professor of Applied Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) currently visiting Professor of Psychotherapy,( University of Middlesex ,UK.), Clinical and Research Psychologist,( S.A. Med., and Dental Council.) registered Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP,UKAPI and EAIP) ,Supervisor and Trainer as well as a Teaching member of the ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association).
She is a visiting tutor on the MSc for Integrative Psychotherapy and also teaches on an Integrative Child Arts Therapy course in Islington, London. In addition she teaches at the Centrum vir Besigheid and Management in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She consults in the UK, South Africa, Australia and Europe.