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According to the Personality Adaptation model, development is based on the interaction between nature and nurture, and through this course we are going to focus on the nurture part of the equation, in order to see how individuals cleverly adapt to the family system to get strokes and support. Some of those adaptive strategies are positive, and some are negative: as children, we often give up our spontaneity, in order to experience closeness and proximity, and love from our caregivers. Lorna Benjamin says that, throughout our lives, we live with our parents “in our head”, and we use “copy processes” to feel close to them, as we did as children. The idea is that “Every psychopathology [including racket feelings and dysfunctional behaviors] is a gift of love” (Benjamin, 1993). If we think in terms of ego states relational units ( Joines, 2012), we can see how those internal attachments, affects and adapted behaviors are the basic blocks of our life scripts. Becoming aware of old patterns of behaviors give us the opportunity to choose, and regain spontaneity and intimacy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

• List the 3 ego states
• Describe the ego state development
• Define what “adaptation” means
• Describe the “ego state relational units” concept
• Describe the basic copy processes
• Describe the “gift of love” (GOL)
• Describe at least two techniques to work with the GOL

DATES April 19, 2024
TIMES Friday 9:00am-4:30 pm 
FACULTY Jessica D’Andrea, Psy.D 
TUITION $195
LEVEL Advanced
CE CONTACT HRS 6

When
April 19th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to  4:03 PM
Location
659 Edwards Ridge Rd
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27517
United States
Contact
Phone: 9199291171
Event Fee(s)
Registration $195.00