Professional Development, Masterson Approach, Personality Disorders
Disorders of Self: Clinical Training.
Masterson Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
This eight week clinical course will introduce therapists to the fundamental concepts of the Masterson Counselling Approach, focussing on the distinctive treatment interventions applied to the specific needs of each of the Disorder of Self clusters – borderline, narcissistic and schizoid.
Dr James Masterson’s pioneering work in conceptualising the underlying psychic structures of the borderline and narcissistic disorders – together with the contribution of Dr Ralph Klein in illuminating the psychic structure of the schizoid disorder – formed the basis for groundbreaking therapeutic treatment approaches which are remarkably effective in working with clients often considered difficult to treat, normaly classified as personality disorders. Masterson theory is founded in the developmental self, object relations and attachment models.
The training will cover Masterson psychoanalytic theory and case presentations, as well as offer opportunity for clinical discussion of clinical material. Each counsellor will obtain reading articles prior to each session to support their learning experience. Participants will require a copy of the text, The Therapist’s Guide to the Personality Disorders: the Masterson Approach, at the commencement of the course. Additional reading material will be provided.
This professional development opportunity will suit practitioners interested in deepening their understanding of the treatment of personality disorders.
Counselling Training for Psychotherapists
Facilitators: Maggie Down and Nancy Carbone
Training Dates: 19th Oct to 7th Dec
|Early Bird||$425 [incl GST]|
|Standard Fee (from 26/9/15)||$495 [incl GST]|