Tuesdays with Dr. Mark Sehl: Psychotherapy Training : Studying the patient and the therapist
"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them" -Aristotle
Join Dr. Mark Sehl PhD. in a private confidential setting where effective interventions working with "difficult" clients can be discussed, and where the therapist-patient dynamics that can expand or constrict therapeutic progress can be explored.
I look forward to meeting you.
See how Dr. Sehl works by watching his videos.
This will give you some idea of how Dr. Sehl thinks about what goes into a good therapy session.
You can join the training groups at any time,
space permitting. text at 917-991-9113, or email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To read a review by Robert Marchesani of Dr. Sehl's workshop "Problematic Substance Use and Patient Retention: The Role Transference and Countertransference Play in Forming Effective Interventions" presented at the NAAP 37th Annual Conference click this link NAAP
Psychotherapy training needs to be an intellectual and emotional experience.
The training groups involve case discussion and experiential learning through group participation. The groups are non- confrontational and very supportive. We study which interventions help a patient stay connected and remain in treatment and which interventions disturb that connection. For instance we look at what are the common mistake made in the initial consultation? Why it is not helpful to discuss fees on the phone. We learn how to work with a patient's silence which can be threatening to a therapist. We learn the difference between object and ego oriented questions. How does an ego oriented question-"Why do you think you did that?" -further resistance. What is resistance and when and how to investigate it and when to join a resistance. Why is following the contact function so important.
Experiential: To understand a patients' hesitancy to talk freely it is important to understand our own reluctance to do the same. Shame is a huge resistance in treatment and one way to reduce shame take a risk and talk. Often once a group member has the courage to talk others will join in identifying similar feelings and the magic of that support is healing. The most challenging and rewarding experience is to be able to speak out in a group setting. In addition to having two certificates, one in psychotherapy and one in psychoanalysis, Dr. Sehl is fortunate to have over 20 years of work in groups, an experience often missing in training programs. In their work with clients therapists, due to conflicts they are unaware of, find themselves in a treatment dead end which results in premature termination of treatment. This happens to all of us. Participation in this group will help you avert this. Learn about yourself and grow by taking risks in a supportive accepting environment. Sign up now and expand your awareness.
email email@example.com to join
or text at 917-991-9113 texts do not interfere with my sessions.
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Training Dates: meets on alternate Tuesdays.
Place 330 East 46th St., 1D, New York, NY 10017
7 to 9 PM
Fee $50 each meeting $500/semester payable in advance unless other arrangements are made.
Oct. 1,15, 29
Nov. 12, 26
Jan. 7, 21