Working with Resistance in Complex Trauma & Dissociation

Commencing in October 2021, this webinar series will explore working with resistance in clients for one hour per week over four weeks.

In these sessions, chronic resistance will be discussed as a co-creation of therapist and client. We can compassionately understand resistance as inevitable and an essential focus of psychotherapy, and as a phobic avoidance of what is perceived to be intolerable by the client.

We will learn how to anticipate resistance through specific assessment strategies early in therapy, how to recognize it in the session and in the therapeutic relationship, and how to work with resistance in dissociative parts of the client. We will explore how to address resistance in a compassionate and gradual way without evoking further defense in the client.


Online Webinar. 
The recording will be available for viewing for 30 days following the live webinar.

About the Presenter


Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia for over three decades, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, attachment difficulties, and the challenges of complicated therapies. She is an adjunct faculty at Emory University, and a Fellow and past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Ms Steele teaches internationally and consults with individuals, groups, and trauma programs. She has received a number of awards for her clinical and published works, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD. 

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$99 AUD


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6th October 9am (AEDT)
13th October 9am (AEDT)
20th October 9am (AEDT)
27th October 9am (AEDT)

5th October 6pm (EDT)
12th October 6pm (EDT)
19th October 6pm (EDT)
26th October 6pm (EDT)

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