“Lockdown is where we always live”
Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19
Recorded Monday 29 June 2020
From Proximity Seeking to Distance Regulation, a Case Presentation On Working Online with a Client Who Comes from a Disorganised Attachment Style
This series of seminars examines the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on individuals, couples and families through the eyes of practitioners as we navigate this unprecedented and surreal shift in our lives.
Our speakers will explore the emotional meanings of being in lockdown, the reforming of one’s sense of self within states of isolation, or in relationships with sudden intensified intimacy…READ MORE...
As attachment issues become more acutely felt, where life-threatening levels of danger are encountered, where jobs have been lost, livelihoods disrupted, relationships frayed, loved ones lost, these enormous pressures on the psyche are inevitably a new focus of therapy.
How can we ameliorate the impact for our clients and – even perhaps – use this as a therapeutic opportunity? Where do we find our deepest resilience in times of crisis?
SPEAKERSOrit Badouk Epstein, ,
“Lockdown is where we always live” – From Proximity Seeking to Distance Regulation, a Case Presentation On Working Online with a Client Who Comes from a Disorganised Attachment Style
Orit Badouk Epstein
The abrupt appearance of Covid-19 invading our consulting room has thrown us all into a state of disorientation and forced us to work online only. While slowly adjusting her practice to this new norm, to her surprise, Orit found that not much has changed for those clients who suffer complex trauma with disorganised attachment styles. In this lecture, she will discuss a client whose attachment to her mother was preoccupied, enmeshed and disorganised. The lack of boundaries and the coercive relationship the client had with her mother was re-enacted in the therapeutic dyad, which now takes place onscreen. This talk will explore these dynamics and how attachment-based psychotherapy enabled playing a role to move towards better reflective functioning and the growth of intersubjective relatedness.