This video presentation is about psychotherapy with clients who have a history of being neglected in early childhood.
People who have experienced emotional neglect in the first months and years of life suffer negative consequences into adulthood. As psychotherapy clients, they require long-term work and delicate emotional attunement, as well as a profound understanding of the experiences that have shaped their inner worlds.
In this seminar, Dr Kathrin Stauffer will help us understand how to recognise “ignored children” and will outline some of the dos and don’ts of psychotherapy with such clients. Drawing on broad clinical experience, she will focus both on the client’s experience and possible ways of understanding this, and also on the experience of the therapist and ways of being of use to clients who were ignored children.
This video presentation supports Kathrin’s book “Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy: Lifelong Consequences to a Lack of Early Attunement” (W.W. Norton, 2020), which provides therapists with an in-depth view of the subjective experience of such “ignored children” and a range of possible theoretical models to help understand key features of their psychological functioning.
Kathrin Stauffer PhD, is a UKCP Registered Body and Integrative Psychotherapist. She is the author of Anatomy & Physiology for Psychotherapists: Connecting Body & Soul (W.W. Norton 2010). Originally a research biochemist, Kathrin retrained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London, and now works in private practice in Cambridge as a body psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She uses a humanistic approach to offer one-to-one body and integrative psychotherapy Additionally, Kathrin offers EMDR and biodynamic massage, and she supervises the Counselling and Trauma Service at London Underground.
Kathrin Stauffer is a former chair of the Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists, and a current member of the Board of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP).
Buy a copy of Kathrin’s second book, “Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy: Lifelong Consequences to a Lack of Early Attunement”, published in 2020, here.
The video shown below is a trailer only. Once you have purchased this course you will be able to view the full video.