Anger and Boredom: Working on Unpleasant Emotions in the Counselling Session By Dr. Paolo Bertrando
Anger and Boredom: Working on Unpleasant Emotions in the Counselling Session
Dr. Paolo Bertrando MD, Ph.D., is a psychiatrist and a systemic therapist trained in the Milan Approach to systemic therapy by Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin in the 1980s. He is currently the Scientific Director of the Systemic-Dialogical School in Bergamo.
The workshop’s main focus is to increase awareness, understanding and equip Helping Professionals with skills to deal with negative emotions such as anger and boredom in clients and families. This will be done through relevant theoretical ideas, systemic techniques, and their adaptation to working on anger and boredom. There will be special emphasis on the Therapist’s emotions and their management and showing participants how to deal practically when such instances arise in their daily practice.
JOIN US ON THIS HANDS-ON 1-DAY WORKSHOP WHERE YOU WILL GET TO LEARN:
- Considering emotions according to the systemic view;
- A deeper knowledge of anger and its determinants;
- A deeper knowledge of boredom and its relevance in human systems;
- How to investigate unpleasant emotions in the session (use of specific questioning techniques, etc.);
- How to manage anger and boredom in troubled families;
- How to deal with the therapist’s own anger and boredom in the session.
The teaching will use a combination of the following:
- Frontal teaching;
- Small-group discussions;
- Experiential teaching (role play and other techniques);
- Case presentation and supervision.
About the Trainer
Paolo Bertrando MD, Ph.D., psychiatrist and systemic therapist, was trained in the Milan Approach to systemic therapy by Luigi Boscolo and Gianfranco Cecchin in the 1980s. He has been a trainer in the Milan Centre for Family Therapy, from 1993 to 2002, and the director of the Episteme systemic training centre from 2003 to 2012. Currently, he is the scientific director of the Systemic-Dialogical School in Bergamo.
Among his books, The Times of Time (1993), and Systemic Therapy with Individuals (1996), both co-written with Luigi Boscolo, The Dialogical Therapist (2007), Emotions and the Therapist (2015).
He has traveled widely holding workshops and seminars on several topics related to systemic therapy, in Europe, Latin America, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia. His present interests concern the relationship between psychiatric and systemic thinking, the effects of social and economic conditions on therapeutic practice, and the dynamics of emotions according to a systemic view.