Bringing the Therapist's Body Into The Treatment Room
This workshop explores therapists' embodiment and its affect on the patient. We will focus on idiosyncratic posture, gesture, cadence, prosody, and other non-verbal signifiers to unearth what they reveal and how they influence our patients, differentiating between the visual body and the visceral body. Bringing attention to countertransference as experienced in the body, kinesthetic empathy, and how gender and culture are expressed will shed light on the interpersonal "dance" in order to learn how to make use of this body based material in the clinical setting.
Andrea Gitter, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT is on the Board of the WTCI and on the teaching faculty for The WTCI's two year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program, MINDING THE BODY: MINDING THE BODY: CULTURE, GENDER, CREATIVITY, AND SUBVERSION. She is co-author with C. Bloom, A. Gitter, S. Gutwill, L. Kogel, L. Zaphiropoulos of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), and several articles on the topic.
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3.0 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs and LCSWs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who complete an evaluation form and sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop.