Working with Resistance in Complex Trauma & Dissociation

Recorded in October 2021, this webinar series explores working with resistance in clients across 4 recorded webinars.

In these sessions, chronic resistance are 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.

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 explore how to address resistance in a compassionate and gradual way without evoking further defense in the client.

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
30 day streaming on-demand.
4 x 1-hour episodes.


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