A psychotherapist’s self-awareness can arguably be one of the most powerful tools in psychotherapeutic practice. How a therapist conceptualises and uses this awareness has undergone significant change in the last two decades.
Ongoing self-awareness of ones subjectivity in relation to the other can be conceptualised as an internal conversation that is shared (becomes outer) in the presence of the other in accordance with ones notions of therapeutic action.
Consideration will be given to what shapes ones inner conversation before moving on to offer a Conversational Model understanding of the complex transformational pruning that turns inner into outer.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent