Thinking Like a Clinician
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
Course #: W718
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 5 contact hours in the area of Intervention
Mental health clinicians and developmentalists are increasingly working together in interdisciplinary settings. As knowledge of child development grows, many mental health clinicians are bringing that knowledge into their work and updating traditional clinical theories of how the mind works. Likewise, many developmentalists are working within a relational approach, and are supplementing their expertise in normal growth with an understanding of relationships and feelings. This workshop introduces professionals to three core mental health concepts that may be present in an therapeutic work: the unconscious, transference, and parallel process. Understanding these concepts can bring clarity to cases that persistently feel stuck or unsatisfying. Through case examples and group activities, the usefulness of applying these concepts will be demonstrated. Feel free to bring case material.