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ISST Member Exclusive: Watch the Enmeshment and Undeveloped Self Webinar with Jeff Conway

07 Nov 2019 10:09 PM | Travis Atkinson

Presented by Jeff Conway

A Closer Look at Enmeshment and the Undeveloped Self

During the webinar, Jeff engaged in a deeper and more expansive exploration of the Enmeshment and Undeveloped Self schema. Based on his experience, he offered viable strategies and interventions for healing patients struggling with the negative impact the schema has on their lives. 

The Enmeshment and Undeveloped Self schema affects many patients, and even therapists who work with them. Untreated, this schema can undermine self-understanding, cause an internal state of confusion, provoke anxiety around forming close relationships, and limit the ability to function in the world. 

Jeff focused on ways Enmeshment is engendered in the family system, and the impact culture has on instilling core beliefs related to it. He will emphasize two core unmet needs fostering Enmeshment: attunement and autonomy. Jeff explored the value of setting boundaries, including the impact weak or unclear boundaries can have. He also shared how roles in the family system can engender Enmeshment. 

Finally, Jeff illustrated how a person can feel more empowered and better able to engage in more satisfying and reciprocal relationships on the pathway toward strengthening the Healthy Adult mode, weakening the Enmeshment schema and the destructive modes that accompany it. 

About the Presenter

Jeff Conway is the Training Coordinator on the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2018 to present. He is a founding member of the society, serving in various roles. Jeff is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer for Individuals and Couples.

Jeff is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and is a founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT). He is also a Certified Group Psychotherapist from the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and has led two psychodynamic therapy groups for more than 15 years. He has developed a specialty on the Enmeshment and Undeveloped Self Schema, providing trainings and supervision to help clinicians treat the schema effectively.

Please view the webinar by visiting: ENMESHMENT WEBINAR

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