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Knowing, Not Knowing, and Muddling Through: Countertransference with Compulsive Gamblers
March 14, 2018 EDT @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$50
Title: Knowing, Not Knowing, and Muddling Through: Countertransference with Compulsive Gamblers
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2018; 9am to 2pm
Location: Luk, Inc. 40 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA; 4th fl.
Presenter: Geoffrey W. Locke, Ph.D.
This course will study countertransference and how it impacts clinical judgment and treatment with individuals struggling with compulsive gambling. Clinicians will learn how to identify and manage countertransference in their work.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• Define and understand the concept of countertransference and why it occurs.
• Reflect on one’s own experiences with clients and identify situations where countertransference may have occurred.
• Identify personal issues that may contribute to countertransference.
• Identify common countertransference reactions with gambling clients.
• Learn ways to manage and use countertransference more effectively.
Geoffrey W. Locke, PhD, LICSW, CADC, CAS, MA-PGS is a psychotherapist who has been in practice for over 25 years and has been an affiliate and trainer with the Mass Council for 20 years. His research has explored the relationship between disordered gambling, substance use, and interpersonal guilt. He is on faculty, and teaches clinical practice, at Smith College School for Social Work, and he maintains a private practice in Amherst, MA