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6/20/24 Clinician Interaction

6/20/24 Clinician Interaction

A Clinician’s Perspective. Leonore Tjia


How should therapists and counselors assess client readiness for surrogate partner therapy? What kinds of considerations ought therapists and counselors have in mind when preparing for, accompanying a client through and integrating SPT into treatment? Leonore Tjia, Marriage and Family Therapy trainee, will present a case study from the clinician's side of the triad, including presenting issues, countertransference, the case conceptualization, and outcomes of surrogate partner therapy. She will also reflect more broadly on SPT's potential application as a relational healing modality for people with developmental trauma.


Collaborating with Clinicians. Lou Hanson


In this training, participants will explore recommendations and talk through strategies for triadic meetings, documentation, and consultation calls with clinicians.  Trainees will also explore what good therapists are looking for from their SP sessions and when to ask therapists to dig deeper.  It is important to understand which parts of the client work are which practitioners piece of the pie.  We'll also talk through understanding the limits of your own expertise, particularly when therapists are missing the mark.



About the Presenters


This session will go from 3:00 to 5:40 Pacific time, which includes 2.5 hours and allows for a 10-minute break somewhere in the middle, at a time that is appropriate for the material. Then the guest speakers will leave us, and there will be an additional half hour, from 5:40 to 6:10, which will be a facilitated discussion and integration of the prior content. This last half hour is optional, so if you’ve had enough at that point you are welcome to skip it. If you choose to stay, you will be invited to consider questions, either all together or in breakout groups, like “What most impacted you from today’s session?” “How do you think you can incorporate this in your work as a surrogate partner?”


SPC Members can attend for 60% off. To get the member price, sign in to your account and select Member CE from the Membership Menu. Become a Member


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