Surmount Shame and Disarm Defense with DEFT (Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy) – Susan Warshow


Date: 30th October 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm GMT (+1) / 11:00am – 6:00pm EDT / 8:00am – 3:00pm PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Susan Warshow
Price: £99 GBP / $130 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:

When a client feels hopeless, it can be contagious. This teletherapy video analysis will show a course of treatment with a talented man who often languished in bed, paralyzed with chronic depression. His negative ruminations about existential matters could easily pull both therapist and client into an abyss. He had loathed himself since he was a child.

Susan Warren Warshow will introduce a three-step, robust framework, The Healing Triad, to orient therapists to intervene effectively when the winds of resistance, forces of shame and anxiety arise.

At the heart of DEFT is the intuitive creation of an authentic, compassionate emotionally intimate attachment relationship. This presentation will illustrate and reflect upon the elements that create profound interpersonal connection.

The presenter will focus on shame as the gatekeeper in psychotherapy. Creating safety is paramount to therapeutic movement, which often involves the use of shame-sensitive language, timely and accurate attunement (verbal and non-verbal), and the therapist’s ability to generate self-compassion.

She will introduce the “therapeutic transfer of compassion for self” as a key element to awaken the will to access feelings. Clients often resist absorbing the therapist’s compassion and therapists may become frustrated, making it harder to tap into their own compassion. Recommendations to overcome these obstacles will be discussed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a partnership to face feelings using “The Healing Triad”
  • Explain how to transcend shame and anxiety and read bodily signals
  • Demonstrate the “Therapeutic Transfer of Compassion for Self”
  • Discuss disarming defenses while avoiding ruptures

Speaker Information

Susan Warren Warshow, LCSW, LMFT is the founder of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Institute (DEFT), the author of the upcoming The Therapist’s Handbook to dissolve Shame and Defense: Master the Moment, an international presenter, a faculty member of the ISTDP Institute, and a Certified IEDTA Teacher/Supervisor. Her new book, She has published several professional journal articles on treating shame, depression, anxiety, character defenses and instilling hope. She treats individuals and couples and offers clinical supervision.

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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