An AACRC Webinar entitled, “Shall We Dance: Embracing
and Managing Countertransference within the Milieu” is scheduled for March 13
from 9-11 a.m. PDT.
Countertransference is a term familiar to clinicians and relates
to the feelings and emotional behaviors of the therapist, residential
counselor, case manager and others in residential roles in reaction to the
emotions, experiences or problems of client children, youth and their family
Working with young people who have histories of complex trauma can
elicit intense thoughts, emotions, body sensations and behaviors. It is
essential, therefore, to create an environment that promotes mindfulness and
self-reflection skills in order to help prepare staff for interactions that
occur in the context of their roles and which directly impact the overall
treatment of youth and their families.
This webinar will provide information on how to manage
countertransference within the milieu through building, tracking, mindfulness
and self-reflection skills.
The discussion will: 1) provide an understanding of
transference/countertransference and what this process can look like within the
context of a residential treatment unit; 2) address the implications of
countertransference as it relates specifically to our client’s treatment; and
3) provide tools and practice for staff to remain grounded in their residential
treatment role rather than moving into a player in the
countertransference/transference dance with clients and other staff.
To register for the online event, go to https://aacrc.webex.com/aacrc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9c6103deaedba41ec4ad153dcf6fccc6
and click “Register.”