Using Self of the Therapist to Engage with Our Clients’ Anger in EFT
Lead by PCEFT board members Purvi Parikh-Shah, PhD & Tracy Varghese
As Sue Johnson notes, effective therapists are able to work with clients’ strong emotions from a posture of openness and curiosity. In order to do this, therapists need to be aware of their own reactivity to clients’ strong emotions, such as anger, so we can provide the corrective emotional experiences that clients need. This training invites you to reflect on your responses to clients’ anger while acknowledging the influence of race and gender in the therapy room. We will turn the EFT lens towards the self of the therapist with curiosity. We will discuss how we can use our responses as information to stay accessible, responsive and engaged (A.R.E.) in the face of our clients’ anger.