No matter what you treat, we all work with clients trying to overcome the wounds inflicted by emotionally immature, insensitive, self-absorbed, and controlling parents.
As a therapist, working with these clients can leave you feeling frustrated and ineffective as they make the same self-destructive choices again and again, struggle to set healthy boundaries, find themselves unable to walk away from the role of “rescuer” in toxic relationships, and only say what they think others want to hear – including in therapy.
Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD is the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents. A psychotherapist for over thirty years, her work has been translated into 14 languages and has helped thousands of people reverse their toxic psychological legacy and reclaim their lives.
Watch her as she shows you how you can find greater therapeutic success with clinical strategies to help your clients take control of their relationships and lives, break free from harmful patterns, connect more deeply with themselves and others, and become the person they were always meant to be.
The invaluable tools Dr. Gibson will share can help all therapists:
Skillfully guide clients in how they can restructure toxic relationships with parents and others
Free clients from the fear, shame and self-doubt that traps them in a life of emotional coercion
Teach clients to protect themselves from hurtful behaviours without completely severing all ties
Give clients the courage to set boundaries without feeling guilty
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Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D., is the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting or Self-Involved Parents (New Harbinger, 2015.) It has sold over 100,000 copies, been translated into 14 languages, and has helped thousands of people reverse their toxic psychological legacy and reclaim their lives.
Dr. Gibson’s unique contribution to the field was to recognize that the anxiety, obsessions, and depression of her clients were often rooted in distorted beliefs and emotional coercions induced by emotionally immature parents.
A psychotherapist and psychodiagnostician for over thirty years, Dr. Gibson came to realize how prevalent emotional immaturity was in the family members of her clients. Many had parents that were functional people, not extreme on the spectrum of mental health conditions, yet the destructive phenomenon of parental emotional immaturity had devastating consequences for those who grew up in its wake.
Dr. Gibson continues to work as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Her follow-up book Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy was released in 2019. (New Harbinger).
Financial: Lindsay Gibson maintains a private practice. She is an author for New Harbinger Publications, Inc., and receives royalties. Dr. Gibson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lindsay Gibson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Distinguish between psychopathology and emotional immaturity, and establish how a disease concept model can impede therapeutic progress.
Demonstrate practical communication skills that clients can use to protect themselves and redirect interactions with emotionally immature people.
Utilize cognitive and emotional techniques to teach clients how they can set boundaries without feeling guilty.
Employ interventions that help clients regain self-trust and the ability to identify emotionally immature control manoeuvres.
Formulate a treatment strategy that teaches clients how to evade attempts to undermine their mental freedom, inner-world connection, sense of goodness, and ability to reach out to others.
Apply effective therapy approaches to release clients from emotional coercion and self-doubt in emotionally immature relationships.
Spotting Emotional Immaturity: Teach Clients to Understand Emotional Immaturity
Importance of describing over diagnosing
Projective identification and the Emotionally Immature Relationship System
Characteristics of emotional immaturity and maturity
What relationships feel like with emotionally immature people
How Emotionally Immature Parenting Impacts Your Clients: What You Can Expect When They Come for Therapy
Emotional loneliness and the fear of non-being
Good coping, emotional suffering; polyvagal effects
Self-disconnection and distrust of the inner world
The four horsemen of self-defeat
Loss of emotional autonomy and mental freedom
Healing fantasies, role-self, internalizer vs. externalizer styles
Cognitive and Emotional Techniques: What Works and What Doesn’t
Why clients find it so hard to break free from exploitation and emotional neglect
Why CBT and psychodynamic approaches aren’t enough
Exercises to help clients express themselves without anxiety
Teach clients to simultaneously disengage and become relationship leaders
How to define and use values as guideposts for the future
Phrasing suggestions, encouraging agency and showing how it’s done
End Emotional Takeovers and Coercion: Help Clients Achieve Emotional Autonomy from Emotionally Immature People
The emotionally immature person’s “distortion field”
Emotional coercion: how clients can spot and deflect control maneuvers
Communication skills to establish boundaries without guilt
When to sever ties with someone
Release Self-Doubt, Shame, and Fear: Clinical Tools and Interventions to Help Clients Find Their True Selves
Techniques to release clients’ feelings of personal “badness”
Interventions to address fears of being selfish and incapable of love
Tuning into energy shifts to track safety, unreliability, and threat in others
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.