Countertransference Gold Supervision
with Pam Chubbuck PhD, LICSW, LPC
3 hour interactive, dynamic workshop for professionals!
Date TBA – 12 to 3:30 PM (Pam’s Snellville office)
Countertransference: what we were taught not to admit
& truly the richest learning experience for therapists!
Experience working with your Countertransference quagmire.
Start turning your CT into a goldmine of information for you!
3 CEUs possible (please pre-certify with your professional organization)
LPCAGA membership includes free CEU approval – assistance available to participants if needed
Email us: Info@VitallyAlive.com
Avoiding the Land Mine, Finding the Gold Mine!
Join us! Begin to Learn:
~ Everyone has Countertransference.
~ Play with concepts! Be REAL Experiential.
~ Use of Self to support healing of both client & self.
~ Core Energetic Exercises & movement for fun and to release energy that builds as personal issues arise.
~ Participants are invited to bring to Pam & group their difficult cases.
~ Pam will assist participants to begin using their Land Mine issues to find their Countertransference Gold.
“Pam Chubbuck has a genius both for perceiving Counter Transference and for devising effective interventions to resolve our most difficult cases. This genius comes from her decades of experience & training in cutting edge body psychotherapies, and a healthy dose of pure intuitive ability.” ~ Christopher Beattie (LCSW, Certified Core Energetics Therapist, Core Energetics NY faculty member, Baltimore)
“For 5 years I assisted Pam Chubbuck in Supervision classes in New York. Pam is an inspired, exceptional supervisor and teacher who has the gift of brilliance especially when working with counter transference and transference issues. I learned from her how closely looking at my own counter transference keeps my work fresh and alive! ” ~ Cassandra Roth (Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, New York)
Pam Chubbuck, Ph.D. LPC, LICSW, teaches and supervises postgraduate psychotherapists internationally. Pam is the Director of Vitally Alive Core Energetics Institute South. Pam is certified in: Core Energetics, Bioenergetic Analysis, and Bio-Energy Healing. Pam is a published author and a grandmother. She conducts a private holistic psychotherapy practice in the Atlanta area, where she specializes in working with and supervising therapists and other caregivers.
Go to Vitally Alive’s For Professionals page now for more about Pam’s work with therapists.
Below, an excerpt of Pam Chubbuck’s Countertransference: Gold Mine or Land Mine – Understanding & Working with Countertransference (The Key to Being an Effective Therapist) article, part of CT Gold Supervision with Pam complimentary participant packet.
Excerpt from Countertransference: Gold Mine or Land Mine –
Understanding & Working with Countertransference (The Key to Being an Effective Therapist)
~ Pamela L. Chubbuck, Ph.D. © 1996, 2011
“Countertransference issues no longer should be hidden or denied, and on the contrary, can bring the greatest treasures to both the Client and the Therapist.
One of my favorite mentors, John Bellis, MD, a former student of Harry Stack Sullivan, told me in the early 1970’s that he was a lot more interested in countertransference than in transference. I didn’t really understand his dedication to the subject then. Today I find countertransference most fascinating and have a passion for unraveling my own, and my clients’ and students’, countertransferential quagmires. I love it.
We as psychotherapists don’t often (aren’t supposed to) admit that we need the personal gratification of our continued ever-unfolding story to stay alert and interested in our chosen helping profession. Many of my colleagues have “bitten the dust”, “burned out”, gotten bored, changed careers – in the over 40 years that I have been in practice. I have observed that it is the professional who doesn’t whole-heartedly and continually pursue his or her own personal journey of transformation, that gets stuck, quits or becomes an uninspired therapist.
One way to stay interested and alive is to continue to pursue your own growth, and working with our own issues of countertransference is a wonderful way to grow.Countertransference is either a Gold Mine or a Land Mine. Obvious to the words I use to describe it, when understood and used well by the therapist in the therapeutic environment, countertransference brings us lots of treasures; when not understood or used skillfully it can, and usually does, destroy us.
In order to help others in the process we call therapy, we must first understand ourselves.Without a thorough understanding of how and why we think and feel as we do, we cannot help our clients understand how and why they operate as human beings.
It is most helpful if we have undergone our own effective therapy and analyzed our own patterns of defense, which we all have – but may not always want to admit. We can then intellectually understand our client, as well as have an emotional base of empathy.”