Specific aspects of countertransference in the treatment of dissociative disorders. March 20th, 2024 at 7-8:30 pm CET

Countertransference in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Kathy Steele, MN, CS


While much of our focus in on techniques and approaches, the management of the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of treatment for chronically traumatized individuals. We will explore the challenges of intense emotion and impulses in the therapist, including urges to rescue, to be ideal figures for our clients, our frustration at lack of progress, and fear of the client’s rage or acting out. The importance of recognizing our part in trauma enactments will be emphasized.

Kathy Steele, MN, CS has been in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1985. She is also an Adjunct Faculty at Emory University. Kathy is a Fellow and a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She is the recipient of several awards for her clinical and published works, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Emory University in 2006. She has authored numerous publications in the field of trauma and dissociation, including three books, and many book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.

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