Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Klingberg Family Centers - Hartford 
50 Huyshope Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

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Chris Greene 
Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers 

RC Consult Group - May 14, 2019 


ADVANCED! Transference & Countertransference Dynamics with Trauma Survivor Clients - Part 2 

We got such great feedback on last year’s advanced Trainer Consult group on this topic and nearly everyone said they wished it was longer and wanted more.…well, we heard you! 

This year we will do a 2.0 version of the topic, starting where we left off last year, exploring Transference and Countertransference (T/CT) from more angles.  You don’t have to have attended last year, but if you did, there will be plenty of new stuff. 

ADVANCED topics for RC Trainer Consult Groups are designed to meet the needs of longtime Trainers with many years of clinical experience. Of course, any RC Trainer can attend, but this Trainer Consult Group will be pitched at a higher level.

Transference and Countertransference (T/CT) dynamics are happening moment-to-moment, hour-to-hour, and day-to-day in our programs. Parallel to our strong responses to clients, we can also have strong reactions to supervisees, our peers, and out bosses. The more we have a framework for understanding these reactions and the more self-aware we are, the more likely we are to use our reactions in a helpful way to build RICH relationships.

This ADVANCED Consult group will again unpack this complicated topic. Through mini-lectures and participatory activities, it will:

  • Further explore T/CT themes in relationships with survivors
  • Model supervision and case consultation exploring T/CT themes
  • Consider how T/CT dynamics emerge with treaters who are themselves trauma survivors
  • Explore ways to notice, understand, and use our strong reactions so supervisees, peers, and bosses
  • Discuss how to teach CT effectively in RC Trainings


Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D., with Kay Saakvitne, Ph.D., wrote one of the seminal books about countertransference in the trauma field called Trauma and the Therapist: Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychotherapy with Incest SurvivorsShe is an original author of the Risking Connection curriculum and a co-founder of the Traumatic Stress Institute. An internationally renowned expert in the field of psychological trauma, Laurie brings her wealth of knowledge, a lifetime of clinical experience, and her quick wit to all her talks.

Steve Brown, Psy.D.,  Well, you know him. But, in case you don’t, he is the Director of the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers and an RC Faculty Trainer. He has a private practice in Amherst, MA where he works mainly with trauma survivors. He recently published the third edition of Streetwise to Sexwise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth which is used internationally by agencies and schools serving at-risk teens.

Training Cost

Per-person Fee: $70

Per-Person Fee + Continuing Education Units: $80

Cancellation Policy

Payment is expected at the time of registration. We will refund the registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee, for cancellations up to two weeks prior to the training. No refunds will be made for cancellations inside two weeks.

Continuing Education Credits

Satisfactory Completion. Participants must have paid the continuing education fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers. R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015- April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulartory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred the CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

NY R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapist. 

CA The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licenses. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers. 

Other States If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.  

Chemical Dependancy Counselors. Provider approved by NAADAC