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


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Instant Access! — Recorded on 30th October 2021

CPD & CE credits available: 6

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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.

Please click here to learn more about Susan’s new book: A Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense: Master the Moment

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Rough Schedule

0:00-0:45  DEFT overview and PPT with focus on shame

0:45-1:30 Recorded session analysis

1:30-1:45 Discussion

1:45-2:00 Break (15 mins)

2:00-2:45 Recorded session analysis

2:45-3:15 Discussion

11:15-12:00 Lunch (45 mins)

3:15-3:50 Lecture highlighting depth emotion processing

3:50-4:00 Q&A on Lecture

4:00-5:00 Recorded session analysis – emotional breakthrough

5:00-5:15 Discussion

5:15-6:00 Recorded session analysis

6:00-6:15 Final discussion

About the Speaker

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. 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.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

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Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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

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