COURSE DESCRIPTION

In order for us to help clients look a little deeper at what may lay beneath the surface of awareness, we must gain permission from their unconscious. The reason this is so important and challenging is because the same early defenses that have allowed the client to cope with difficult situations will show up and operate within the therapeutic relationship. As we build relational trust and are able to gain permission from their unconscious, people will naturally loosen these defenses, and allow us to get closer and support them as they deepen their self-exploration. To gain this permission, however, we must make space for our own unconscious to emerge as we relate. This course is your opportunity to learn this important subtle skill.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 6 CE units included at no additional charge.

This course is designed specifically for mental health professionals and pre-professionals, yet all helping professionals are welcome to take the course if it feels advantageous to do so. * Self-paced course with both written and audio files for each lesson. * Best suited for beginner to intermediate level practitioners, but especially exciting to those looking to enhance their theoretical approaches with self-reflection, self-awareness, and personal/professional growth. * Course content designed to expand clinical training to include self-awareness and therapeutic intimacy. * Practical assignments and exercises at the end of every session. * Practical learning experiences with case examples, exercises, and meditations. * CEU certificates delivered via email as PDF.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME to "How to Transform Unconscious Relational Dynamics in Psychotherapy"

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    INTRODUCTION

    • Introduction

    • Writing Exercise: Listening for the Unconscious

    • Challenges

    • Reflection: Self in the Shadows

    • Benefits of Attuning to the Unconscious

    • Exercise: Noticing Client Feedback

    • Quiz

  • 3

    HOW TO TRANSFORM UNCONSCIOUS RELATIONAL DYNAMICS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

    • ALLOW SPACE FOR YOUR OWN UNCONSCIOUS TO EMERGE

    • Exercise: Habit Awareness

    • Intuition

    • Meditation: Accessing Intuition in Therapeutic Practice

    • ENCOURAGE EMOTIONAL SAFETY AND BUILD TRUST

    • Exercise: Tracking Impact

    • FINESSE THE SUBTLETIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL ROLE

    • Boundaries

    • Reflection: Therapist Boundary Assessment

    • Acknowledging Relational Impact

    • Quiz

  • 4

    PITFALLS

  • 5

    CONCLUSION

    • Conclusion

    • Before you go...

    • Post-Test: How To Transform Unconscious Relational Dynamics In Psychotherapy

    • Course Evaluation: How To Transform Unconscious Relational Dynamics In Psychotherapy

    • Completion and Next Steps for CEU Credit and Certificate

Instructor

Lead Instructor

Deborah Yarock

Deborah Yarock, MFT is the co-founder of Inner Science Institute (InSci), providing courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening. Deborah has degrees and training in integral counseling psychology, psychological process work, re-evaluation counseling, and extensive experience in all phases of addiction treatment. Since 1995, while teaching and mentoring pre-professionals in the field community mental health, Deborah expanded services by developing and running practicum sites. She has also created avenues to advance cultural competency, address stress and vicarious trauma, and encourage comprehensive grief support. Throughout her career, Deborah has respected and addressed the practical realities of life alongside deeper identity and soul-searching aspects of therapeutic work. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice, go to www.deborahyarockmft.com.

MEASURABLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

as required by the BBS & CAMFT

  • describe what it means to transform unconscious relational dynamics and why it is important for all psychotherapeutic approaches

  • identify three primary reasons for gaining permission from client’s unconscious

  • describe three ways to gain permission from the unconscious

  • recognize two clues that you have not gained permission from the unconscious

  • describe three major conditions that foster therapeutic trust

  • describe three major conditions that inhibit or interrupt trust

  • identify two useful ways to stay connected to your own unconscious

  • describe three ways to create and sustain successful therapeutic boundaries

  • discover individualized practices that include applying meditation, exercises, or reflections that deepen professional work

CERTIFICATES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

CERTIFICATES Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completing the test and evaluation form. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Inner Science Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S and LEP’S. Inner Science Institute maintains responsibility for this course and its content. ACCOMMODATIONS To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at admin@innerscience.net. To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email admin@innerscience.net. No refunds.