Robert T. Muller, PhD, C.Psych
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
This training is suitable for: Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, health and social care professionals practicing in health, education and social care settings and in private practice, and who have a core professional training. It is suitable for therapists working in all modalities.
Description: This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally acclaimed author, is aimed at building your understanding of the psychotherapeutic relationship with challenging clients, particularly trauma clients. Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr. Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors and how to navigate and use conflicts in the relationship. Dr. Muller walks through how to bring safety to the therapeutic relationship early on. Participants will learn to recognize their own (therapist) feelings in the treatment (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it) and how to help clients mourn traumatic losses to bring post-traumatic growth. Workshop registration includes a copy of Dr. Muller's new book: Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up: From Avoidance to Recovery & Growth . More