Everything a therapist does or does not say is a disclosure, but not necessarily an inappropriate one. – Thomas G. Gutheil
Self-disclosure is often a minefield in an age where most of us have online lives. Social media seems difficult to navigate for both therapist and patient – sometimes valiantly pretending the other exists only in the consulting room; other times, coming face-to-face in the external world and trying to make sense of what we see or learn about each other. As therapists, we might struggle with what it means to embody “Tabula Rasa”. Is it an imposed limitation? How do we feel about patients catching glimpses of our personal lives? Does it always diminish the transference, or can it enhance both transference and countertransference?
Join us for this month’s ReadAbsorbThink! Lecture as we think about our attempts to mask aspects of who we are, for ourselves, and for those who enter our consulting room.
Zoom link will be sent post confirmation of registration through full payment*
*all payments are non-refundable
Who is it for ?
ReadAbsorbThink! or RAT! is an academic space for those interested in the field of mental health – service users, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatric nurses, caregivers, or anyone from the larger community – to explore, understand and re-think themes related to mental health and psychotherapy. This specific lecture is open to anyone interested in the topic.
Saturday, 26th June
14:30 – 17:00 IST
INR 450 for Indian participants
£10 for International participants
About the facilitators
A trauma-focused psychotherapist with training in psychology, clinical social work, community mental health and psychosocial interventions. Interested in facilitating growth and change, she’s happy to join forces with you in helping your organization benefit from HNI’s expertise in psychotherapy.