Your Client Isn’t “Acting Out” or Being “Resistant”

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Dates: Nov 18, 2020
Times:11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In clinical settings, clients are often labeled as “acting out” or “resistant,” instead of viewing their behavior as what it is – a trauma response.  The defenses they’re using might have worked to protect them in the past, but they are now often working against them, and making it more difficult to move forward in their healing.  Because it is not our job to take away the client’s defenses, but rather, to create a safe enough environment for them to drop them themselves, working with defenses needs to be done delicately, and with great compassion.

In this educational and interactive workshop, we’ll explore how and why trauma responses emerge, and explore sociometric and psychodramatic tools to help build greater safety for clients.  We will utilize the “Little Me” exercise, created by Psychodramatist Bill Coleman to better understand the origin of defenses, identify which defensive accommodations are still in play, and learn how to help clients feel safe enough to let go of those that are no longer serving them.

Wednesday, November 18th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm PT
Zoom Workshop

Other Time Zones
12:30 – 2:00 pm MT
1:30 – 3:00 pm CT
2:30 – 4:00 pm ET

There is an additional $10 charge for CEUs for California LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC/CCAPP, CET or Psychodrama.

Please e-mail or call 310-744-5257.

Course meets the qualifications for a total of 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #123417. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0222 for 1.5 CEH’S. Approved for 1.5 CEHs for Psychodrama and for Experiential Professionals (ISEP).

Action Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Action Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and and course completion document issuance.

1. Participants will be educated on the concept of Defensive Accommodations.
2. Participants will be educated on the “Little Me” exercise to help clients identify their defenses
3. Participants will be educated on sociometric/psychodramatic tools to help build safety with clients.

1.  Participants will be able to identify 2 examples of defensive accommodations.
2.  Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ways the “Little Me” exercise helps clients identify defenses
3.  Participants will be able to identify at least 2 sociometric and/or psychodramatic tools to help build safety with clients.

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