Clinical Title: Healing From the Inside Out: Entering the Inner Life of Clients
Presenters: Linda Barth, LCSW and Shirley Tung, LCSW
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 11 am-2 pm | 3 CEs
(Please arrive by 10:30 am for refreshments and conversation)
Location: Elkins Park, PA
(Exact location will be emailed to you upon registration.)
In this memoir, Annie Rogers chronicles her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old. As Ben begins to respond to Annie in their intricate play therapy, the therapist finds herself reliving her own childhood trauma. As a result of her work with Ben, Annie has a psychotic break. Failed by her previous analyst, Annie's mental illness renders her mute and unresponsive in the hospital. Annie and her new analyst uncover where her childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and Annie learns how to create a new story from the old one. Ultimately Annie’s corrective experience with her new therapist serves to heal both she and Ben.
- Describe the similarities between treating children with play therapy and working with adults psychoanalytically.
- Evaluate how language and silence in therapy can aid or hinder the creation of a safe place for therapist and client.
- Analyze how the patient-as-therapist can interweave her own trauma and recovery with the client's to bring healing to both.
- Critique how transference and countertransference can facilitate or hinder the formation of mutual attachment in the therapeutic dyad.
About The Presenters:
Shirley Tung, LCSW received her MSS from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research in 1996. For 19 years, Shirley provided worked at Life Counseling Services as a psychotherapist, site manager and clinical supervisor. She studied at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and is a credentialed psychoanalyst. She is currently in private practice with offices in Paoli and Drexel Hill. She is interested in writing about her clinical work with clients in a personal and accessible way, and is working on a book with a psychoanalytic writing group based in New York City.
Linda Barth, LCSW graduated from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research with her MSS in 1973 and went to work in a private foster care agency for 7 years where she was trained as a child therapist. For the past thirty years, she has been in a part time private practice working with all ages though with an emphasis on adolescents, children and their families. During that time, she also spent 5 years consulting in special education classrooms in the Philadelphia Public Schools. In addition to her child therapy training, she trained at the Family and Play therapy center with Dottie Higgins Klein, at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, as well as training in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, hypnosis, CBT. Her private practice is in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
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Continuing Education Credits:
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).
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- March 23, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm