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Friday, 09/Sept/2022:
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: THEO_4

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Resonance and Countertransference. Bridging the concepts and the human beings within the context of the therapeutic relationship

Athanasia Kati1, Varvara Salavou2

1Psychologist, Systemic Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in private practice; 2Psychologist, Systemic Psychotherapist/ Child Psychiatry Clinic of the Medical School of Athens

The workshop aims at working through the bridge between two pivotal concepts in the therapeutic relationship, resonance and countertransference. Both within systemic and psychoanalytic theory, clinicians highlight the use of the psychotherapist’s self and mental states in the service of the therapeutic relationship. It is the therapist’s duty to process both signs of split-off projected parts upon him and co-constructs from his own history and present relational context, be it in individual, family or group therapy. The authors will highlight areas of overlap as well as differentiation within the key concepts. We will address the impact of the theory of mirror neurons upon the therapeutic relationship. In smaller groups, the participants will be asked to share one key, highly emotionally charged, therapeutic moment and reflect upon resonance and countertransference issues. Within the larger group we shall reflect upon the experience, the theory and the context of the therapeutic relationship.

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