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How does a therapist increase the capacity to bear intolerable distress in herself and her patients?
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There! The challenge of bearing helplessness and despair
When a patient experiences intolerable anxiety, helplessness or despair, therapists often experience pressure to act in ways to relieve these unbearable states, only to discover that their efforts are counterproductive. With patients who struggle to describe their internal experience, the therapist may feel even more acutely that which the patient cannot tolerate. How do therapists make use of their own internal experience and reverie to better understand their patient’s unarticulated states of being? How does the therapist increase the capacity to bear intolerable distress in herself and her patients? In this paper, the therapist recognizes and bravely grapples with the powerful urge to act to ward off known and unknown fears held by both patient and therapist, and begins to create a space where patient and therapist learn to hope and trust in the patient’s own capacities to cope.
Sirel Taner-Caballero, LMHC (Presenter) graduated from the Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (ATP) at BPSI in May 2018. She has a private practice in Newton, MA.
Dan Buie, MD (Discussant) is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at BPSI and an associate professor of psychiatry at Tufts Medical School.
Jane Hanenberg, EdD (Discussant) is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPSI and on its faculty. She is a graduate of the ATP, and has a private practice in Watertown, MA.
M. Carole Drago, LICSW (Moderator) is on the faculty and a supervisor in the ATP and Fellowship Programs at BPSI. She is also an adjuct faculty member at Harvard Medical School and has a private practice in Lexington, MA.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
9:00am - 9:10am: Welcoming Remarks; 9:10am - 10:00am: Paper presentation; 10:00am - 10:20am: 1st Discussant; 10:20am - 10:40am: Coffee break; 10:40am - 11:00am: 2nd Discussant; 11:00am - 12:00pm: Audience discussion.
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