Often we experience intense, raw feelings, but only a small portion of these are relevant to the here and now. The larger share of those deep feelings can be from long ago in our childhoods, and many current situations—both minor and major events—can trigger feelings from long ago that have not yet been healed and resolved.
On occasions when a past feeling is evoked, if we utilize that opportunity to follow the feeling for the purpose of healing, it can change us within and change the world around us at the same time. In our journey to heal our relationship with power, there is great benefit to addressing these feelings as they are triggered in our lives, both by committing not to act on them and by following them to the root for healing.
As therapists, our relationship with power can affect not only ourselves and those close to us, but also the people we treat. We have a responsibility to learn to draw the boundary between feeling and action and to do the inner work to heal these intense feelings within ourselves. In this way, we can help ensure the safety of those seeking treatment in their own healing journey, help them heal their own relationships with power, and help to bring much-needed safety into our world. Every choice you make to not hurt someone—yourself or others—for what you experienced long ago in your childhood makes your world and our world safer, today and in the future.
This five-part teleconference will utilize a talk, readings from the book Power Abused, Power Healed, articles by Judith Barr, and group and individual experiential work, which will all help participants take some steps in exploring the theme of abuse of power in the healing professions and its effect on the safety of our lives, the lives of our clients, and the life of our world.
It is Judith’s hope that through this series, participants will feel safe within themselves and within the group to explore the roots and the impact of the misuse and abuse of power, especially in places where we believe we are safe: our childhood homes, our classrooms, our houses of worship, our therapists’ offices.
7.0 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending all 5 parts of this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
GoodTherapy.org, 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 #0395.
This teleconference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
Judith Barr has been a depth psychotherapist in private practice since 1975 and has earned an MS in Counseling and licensure as a mental health counselor in Florida, New York, and Connecticut. She has published a life-changing book, Power Abused, Power Healed, as well as an audio series and more than four dozen articles for both professionals and the general public. Her unique and innovative work connecting the national and international world with the individual's inner world includes teachings about our relationships with power, food, and money, such as her life-changing workshop, "Healing Your Relationship with Money."
Judith offers her healing expertise in an array of formats. She works with individuals, groups, and workshops and also provides consultations. In addition, she offers training and supervision programs for healing arts professionals. Through her numerous speaking engagements and radio, TV, and print interviews, Judith touches lives, teaching and inspiring us to make the world safe from the inside out.