2012 -2013 Program
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May 15, 2013
Owning Our Own “Shit”: Countertransference with Mindfulness
Lisa M. Templeton, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Owner, The Interpersonal Healing Clinic, LLP

Interface Host: Dawn Taylor  

About the Presentation:
Attendees can expect a brief review of the literature identifying triggers, origins and manifestations of the phenomenon, learn about countertransference definitions over the past 100 years across a variety of theoretical orientations including CBT, and engage in a discussion over the use of mindfulness and countertransference dynamics in treatment with clients. The presenter will be utilizing case examples throughout the presentation to guide attendees in understanding the phenomenon more clearly. Dialogue with attendees will be encouraged throughout.

Questions to be addressed at presentation:

What is the definition of countertransference?

What are the signs or triggers to countertransference?

Is countertransference always relating to my own neuroses?

How can I understand this concept with relation to my clientele?

How can I use mindfulness to understand the concept of countertransference?

What is a more effective way of understanding and integrating the concept into my life and work to benefit myself and my clients?

About the Presenter:
 Dr. Lisa M. Templeton (formerly Lisa Dillard) is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado working in the communities of Denver, Westminster and Boulder.  Dr. Lisa finished her doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 2003 from The California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco with a focus on mindfulness cognitive-behavioral therapy, the underlying healing and interconnecting aspects of music, and therapeutic relationship issues including countertransference.  She has published several papers and posters relating to the issue of countertransference, presenting at APA and running seminars and supervision groups on the subject for the past 8 years. 

She currently runs and owns The Interpersonal Healing Clinic, teaching healing practitioners and educating the community about various therapeutic issues.  She also teaches as an adjunct professor at several Universities in the Colorado area, while also incorporating music into her own life, whether it be playing, listening or watching others perform. 

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