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Conference Day 2: Late Afternoon Selections 4:15 - 5:45

"identifying and handling overcompensation modes" 

 WORKSHOP BY Odette brand de wilde & Maria rocher

Aim of this workshop is helping therapist identifying the overcompensating modes in an early stage and handeling them when they occur to enlarge healthy coping styles and maintaining safety in a group. The ultimate aim is for therapists' to be able to empathize with the vulnerable child behind these modes and to recognitize the importance for patients' to be acknowledge for havening these modes and how valueble they have been as well as the destruction they come with.
In clinical practice and training we found therapists' feel shame and sometimes anxiety in calling out the overcompensating modes. Sometimes therapists' feel judgemental when calling out the zelf-aggrendizer and bully-and-attack mode and are anxious for escalation when limitting them in a group. In our group experience we found many Borderline patients' have strong overcompensating modes and feel recognized and acknowledged when the modes are named and they are helped to manage this behaviour. In this workshop we will demonstrate the different mode manifestations using different types of role play and chair work. The goal is marketing mode management plans, empathically confronting these modes in a group, limit setting these modes in role play and how to make limit setting into a group topic. Special focus will be placed on how therapist can work together when setting limits. The workshop will consist of a little theoretic introduction, and will mainly focus on demonstrations combined with attendees practicing themselves within a group setting while being coached by the trainers. Active participation is expected.

  • Identifying overcompensating modes.

  • Learning to set the stage for setting limits.
  • Presenting overcompensating modes to patients in a group.
  • Naming and handling overcompensating modes in a group.
  • Maintaining and strengthening group connection while/by handling overcompensating modes.

The workshop is intended for: Beginners and Advanced

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