Open Your Heart in the Face of Depression: Using APT to empower your clients to leave their symptoms behind

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Friday February 16th, 2018    
0900 - 1600


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Skånegatan 97 Stockholm
Skånegatan 97, 116 35 Stockholm

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A One Day Workshop with Kristin Osborn

Working with depressed clients is anxiety producing and it is natural for clinicians to emotionally detach and focus on controlling symptoms and maintaining safety. Learn how and when to take the next step with confidence and competence. We’ll show you how infusing your work with compassion and closeness will empower your clients to access their emotions and leave their symptoms behind.

You’ll learn how to treat depressed and anxious clients in a compassionate step-wise manner that cultivates the therapeutic alliance. You’ll learn how to activate your clients seeking system through the use of play and positive affects. You’ll learn when your patient is ready to access warded-off emotions that will help them relinquish their symptoms. At the end of the workshop you will be able to apply Affect Phobia Therapy interventions in your own clinical work with patients suffering from depression.

Kristin A. R. Osborn, MA, LMHC was trained by Dr. Leigh McCullough, PhD, founder of Affect Phobia Therapy (APT), and then trained others on her behalf. She founded the Certified APT™-Training Program in 2009 and presents internationally, offering ongoing training in Boston, London, Stockholm and Amsterdam. She is a lecturer (part-time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the Director of HMS Psychotherapy Research Program and has recently launched a research study on therapist affect phobia and its impact on patient outcome. Her passion is teaching clinicians how to integrate research in their clinical training and she developed the ATOS-Therapist Scale, Accessibility Scale, and Congruent/Incongruent Scale, which are featured in her book, Paraverbal Communication in Psychotherapy: Beyond the Words, Rowman & Littlefield (2016). Kristin is President Emeritus of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), on the advisory board of the AffectFokus Institute and Stockholms Akademi for Psychkoterapiutbildning (SAPU) and a member of the continuing education faculty at William James College and RINO-Noord Holland. She has published articles and chapters on training clinicians including, Learning how to rate video-recorded therapy sessions: A Practical Guide for Trainees & Advanced Clinicians, Psychotherapy Journal (2011); On-line Supervision in Affect Phobia Therapy, Using Technology to Enhance Counselor Supervision, American Psychological Association (2016); and Creating Change Through Focusing on Affect: Affect Phobia Therapy, Working on Emotions in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Clinical Practice, Guilford Press (2014).

Fee for Training: $150

Early Bird Registration
Available until August 31, 2017


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