Power and Rank Awareness in the Therapeutic Relationship


Power and Rank Awareness in the Therapeutic Relationship

Presenter: Silvia Camstral

Power and rank awareness is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship however it is rarely taught with sufficient depth in traditional therapeutic training programs, making it an important area of professional development for many therapists.

In this workshop blending theoretical and experiential insights, develop a more complex understanding of how rank shapes the relationship to achieve better outcomes and also minimise the risk of unintentionally mis-using your own power.

This workshop is for therapists, student therapists, clinical supervisors and therapist trainers from any therapeutic modality and all mental health professions – counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, social work and occupational therapy – who are passionate about facilitating transformative change in their work and have an interest in deeply ethical practice.

The workshop combines power and rank theoretical models with experiential processes to give participants both a theoretical and personal understanding of:

different kinds of rank
earned and unearned ranks
how subtle communication signals indicate high and low rank states
the contextual nature of rank
the importance of rank awareness in the therapeutic, supervisory and training relationships
understanding your own high and low rank states and characteristics and the triggers that put you at risk of mis-using power.

About the presenter

Silvia is a process-oriented psychotherapist with over 25 years counselling experience.

She is a senior faculty member of Australia and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology (ANZPOP) where she teaches and supervises students, as well as supervising students at ACAP and lecturing part-time at QUT.

PhD in General Psychology

Masters in Counselling

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Process Work Diplomate

Certificate lV in Workplace Training

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Full topic descriptions and seminar structure information on the website. 

This course counts as 3 hours of Category A CPD for PACFA renewal requirements. 

19/02/2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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