Via recorded webinar
What makes people act the way they do? This question has been studied by philosophers, scientists and, for the past century, has been a primary focus of psychology. Sigmund Freud posited that many underlying forces contribute to the actions carried out by people. His daughter Anna Freud developed this thesis and made famous many of the classic Freudian defense mechanisms. Psychiatrist Eric Berne’s 1964 book Games People Play opened up a new era of clinical understanding of how humans are wired for self-protection, subconscious motivations and how to play into or fight these games. As therapists, we often find ourselves face to face with these defenses and games while trying to help our clients.
This training will focus on understanding evolutionary psychology, Freudian defenses, games people play and most importantly, how to help bring clinical awareness to clients. By learning how we are wired, what makes us tick and how to become aware of and deal with unconscious motivations, desires and agendas, we can become more insightful people. Learn how to utilize insights from transactional analysis, ego states, Freudian defenses, mind-mapping, evolutionary psychology to enhance personal, emotional and vocational relationships.
Original recording date: December 10, 2019 Length: 184 minutes
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List the foundations of evolutionary psychology and at least 10 defense mechanisms.
- Describe the foundation of ego states and transactional analysis.
- Utilized 5 evidence-based techniques to help clients reach actionable insights about their own brain style and games they play.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Berne, E. (2009). Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis. New York: Ballantine Books.
Buss, D. M. (2019). Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind (6th ed.). New York: Routledge.
Freud, A. (1993). The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense. London: Karnac Books and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.
Sapolsky, R. M. (2018). Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. NY, NY: Penguin Books.
Schnarch, D. M. (2018). Brain Talk: How Mind Mapping Brain Science Can Change Your Life & Everyone In It. Evergreen, CO: Sterling Publishers.
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: Note: This course provides 3 contact hour(s) self-study credits. Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
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