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What do I do now? When we feel resentful, bored, envious, or powerless in sessions

Marty Klein
Presented by Marty Klein, PhD
Saturday, 17 September 2022
9:30 am — 11:30 am Pacific / 12:30 pm — 2:30 pm Eastern

2 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Saturday September 17th, 2022
9:30-11:30 am Pacific / 12:30-2:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Marty Klein, PhD
Fee: $49

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

2 CE credit hours. This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists licensed outside of California and New York.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For psychologists licensed in California and New York, this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, Continuing Education certificates will be designated as home study.

There are two important things we don’t learn enough about in our training:

  • How patients really behave in session
  • How we actually feel in session

And so more than we like or expect, we find ourselves not knowing what to do in session—while feeling resentful, bored, envious, confused, or powerless.

Most of us are simply unprepared for real life in the clinical trenches.

Rather than being surprised when this happens, we should expect it. And so this webinar explores why these feelings and experiences are not only not anomalous, they’re actually baked into psychotherapy and couples counseling—regardless of anyone’s therapeutic orientation. We’ll look at the architecture of the therapeutic relationship, which provides clues about what to do when we don’t know what to do.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about the things most therapists don’t discuss with each other: resenting patients who don’t follow the rules, feeling envious about patients’ financial or sexual success, wanting more credit from patients for our amazing insights, getting frustrated with patients who respond “yes, but…” just when we think we’re making progress. And yes, occasionally falling asleep in session for a second (surely I’m not the only one!).

We’ll discuss approaches that include wrestling with our own boundaries; having really clear therapeutic goals (which many patients will challenge); using self-disclosure as a powerful tool; predicting that couples will gang up on us; and sharpening our skills at identifying, challenging, and reframing patients’ narratives.

You will leave this webinar better able to understand and respond to patients’ unexpected behavior in session, and better able to understand and respond to your own unexpected or unwanted feelings in session.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals

Marty Klein

Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 39 years. Marty has trained tens of thousands of professionals in over 40 countries, and he has been an invited Master Presenter at 10 statewide CAMFT conferences. Audiences invariably describe his workshops as thought-provoking, practical, and entertaining.

Internationally respected for his work in sexuality, Marty has a reputation as a master clinician for his innovative work with intimacy, relationships, conflict management, and counter-transference. Therapists and patients alike find his blend of authenticity, compassion, and problem-solving–along with his sense of humor–valuable in a wide range of clinical (and life) situations.

Marty has logged over 40,000 sessions with individuals and couples. He is also in demand as a supervisor, and continues to provide both group and individual supervision, guiding clinicians through their most challenging cases. Marty is the award-winning author of seven books about relationships, several of which are required reading in various university psychology courses.

Dr. Klein appears frequently in national media such as The New York Times, National Public Radio, Psychology Today, and the Daily Show. Regularly called upon to give expert testimony in state and federal courts, he recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. His award-winning Sexual Intelligence blog is at www.SexEd.org.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • How to identify, challenge, and reframe patients’ narratives;
  • How to decide when and why we shouldn’t gratify patients’ needs for our validation
  • How to discuss patients’ self-destructive life decisions
  • How to assess if a patient or couple is making insufficient progress, and how to respond clinically to this assessment

Webinar Outline

  • The nature of therapy
    • Why patients must resist progress
    • Why effective therapists must feel uncomfortable in session
    • Why power dynamics are inevitable—and how to use them
  • Common therapists’ issues
    • Resenting patients who don’t follow the rules
    • Feeling envious about patients’ financial or sexual success
    • Wanting more credit from patients
    • Feeling intimidated by patients who bully or threaten to quit
    • Getting frustrated with patients who undermine therapeutic progress
  • Clinical tools
    • Self-disclosure
    • Identifying, challenging, and reframing patients’ narratives.
    • Predicting resistance and triangulation
    • Setting goals for the therapy with patients
  • Case examples
    • The (maybe) hopeless case
    • The chronically forgetful spouse
    • The patient who “needs” sex all the time
    • The patient who won’t let go of the past
    • The patient who can’t be reframed

Webinar interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom. Additionally, the link will be available in your Zur Institute account, which you can use or you simply log into your Zur account and enter the webinar from the My Webinars section of your account.

The webinar will open 10 minutes prior to start time. It is recommended that you join early to give yourself time to troubleshoot potential connection problems.

Fee $49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: After the webinar if you attended the entire webinar you will have access to the course in your My Courses. If you did not attend the entire webinar you will have access to the course within 3-5 days when the video is uploaded to the course. You will be notified by email when the recording is ready.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over. You have 3 years to complete a home-study course. Distance Learning Board Approvals

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For CA and NY Psychologists this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, this webinar does not meet criteria for live interactive Continuing Education and certificates will be designated as home study.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists outside California and New York, as noted above. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide live continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Distance Learning Board Approvals

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7144. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

New York Licensed Psychoanalysts (LPsyAns): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0049.

New York Social Workers (LMSWs & LCSWs): Zur Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0081.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0006.

New York Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0007.

New York Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0098.

Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for these courses. ACE provider approval period: 6/1/2021-6/1/2024.

2 CE
credits
$49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be available within 5 days to view at your convenience. CE credits, (though not Live) will be provided after completing the posttest and evaluation. You will be notified via email when the recording is ready.