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Exploring transference within a CCTA framework with Bev Gibbons and Paul Robinson

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Tuesday 31 May at 18.30 – 21.00 – Online

We will explore what changes in relation to our experiences and ways of working with transference when we frame it in a CCTA framework.

The Relational approach to TA is associated with Hargaden and Sills and their theoretical ideas and rooted in the psychodynamic tradition. In this approach working ‘in the transference’ is central, and involves the therapist monitoring her experience of what the client projects or invites, what this invokes – her countertransference – and using this information to inform her of the client’s state of mind and hence how to intervene. Interpretation, by the therapist of the client’s communication, encoded in the transference, is key. The therapist decides what might be going on, and when and how to intervene, and may share little of her thinking on this process with the client.

In Co Creative Relational TA all responses, impulses, reactions are a source of shared interest and focus. The thinking here is that it is possible for us all to think about regressive states of the self as they happen, in the present moment, and to get interested in them. ‘These shifts in experience of self remain discernible and usable within an intersubjective and post-modern frame of reference.’ (Tudor and Summers, 2010, p19) In CCTA therapist and client do this working out together.

What happens in the transferential domain, which is part of the relational field, when we are working in a co-creative frame or inviting this, with our client, coachee, supervisee, learning or therapy group?

How do the variables of we-ness, present centred relating, shared responsibility, holding our integrating Adult with unconditional positive regard for self and other, present alternative ways of working with transferences?


May 31
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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