Community Lunch and Learns:
AEDP Rocky Mountains hosts lunch and learns with a variety of speakers and topics presented. Bring your lunch and join us for a group learning experience.
AEDP Rocky Mts. membership is separate from the AEDP Institute. See Membership to join AEDP Rocky Mts. There are no refunds for lunch and learn reservations. Lunch and Learns are not formal CE events but you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Friday, June 28, 2019. 1:00-3:00
Location: Denver 950 S. Cherry St. Main Level Meeting Room
Transforming Resistance with Difficult to Reach Clients: Working with the Challenges of Defense and Anxiety
Ironically, many clients interfere with the very progress they seek and suffering they hope to alleviate through their own resistance. While clients enter treatment with good intentions and conscious motivation, resistance is unconscious and difficult to approach without a comprehensive, step-by-step system. Because resistance impedes the therapeutic relationship and hinders progress, it is easy for therapists to take these barriers personally. Without a detailed clinical map, we typically become lost, frustrated, and hopeless, with a tendency to hold the client responsible, describing him as "unmotivated, resistant, unworkable or personality disordered”. Conversely, we blame ourselves with labels such as “inept, inadequate, or incompetent.”
This lunch and learn will address these challenges and is also a preview of the day long workshop on defenses coming to Denver in the Fall, 2019.
Steven S. Shapiro, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia with over twenty-five years of clinical and international teaching experience including Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP). He is a Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute in New York City. He is well known for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques which are easily understandable and readily applied in settings by therapists of all orientations.