Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6 CEUs - LMHC, LMFT, CSW and Nurses.
• Learn to recognize and counter emotional exploitation
• Understand how to resist controller dramas
• Understand how to resist victim and rescuer dramas
ALAN GODWIN, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice with over 25
years of experience. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has dedicated himself to helping
individuals, couples, churches, and businesses develop better ways of handling conflict.
$110 if registered before Sept 7. $ 125 afterwards. Limited seating, group rates.
At the Eyes Wide Open Center in Bonita Springs.
Call: (239) 948-9444 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.
** Recognizing and countering emotional exploitation
** Understanding how to resist controller dramas
** Understanding how to resist victim and rescuer dramas
Workshop is also open to the general public.
We’ve all had patients in relationships with “unreasonable” people, those who lack the ability to work through differences in a rational manner. Instead, they compensate by grooming and manipulating others into roles that suit their purposes. Participating in the manipulator’s carefully-staged reality quickly takes its toll, leaving us exhausted yet restless, assured of our worst doubts - our individuality obscured by a haze of conflicting emotions.
This six-hour seminar will pull the curtains from the manipulator’s mind, revealing the deep-seated motivations for relating to others through control and methods employed to exploit vulnerabilities and trap people in toxic relationships. You’ll learn to understand the manipulation process and stop participating in the dramas manipulators stage. You’ll learn to rewrite the script with techniques for effectively countering manipulation and strategies for minimizing fallout. Presenting case studies, stories, illustrations and analogies combining decades of clinical practice and the latest behavioral research, Dr. Alan Godwin fully explores drama-avoidance techniques you’ll be ready to use the next day.
The class will include lecture with Q&A, power point presentation, case studies and group interaction.
ALAN GODWIN, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice with over 25 years of experience. Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he has dedicated himself to helping individuals, couples, churches, and businesses develop better ways of handling conflict. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Godwin serves on the adjunct faculty of the Graduate Psychology Department of Trevecca University in Nashville, TN, where he teaches a class for doctoral students entitled “Psychodynamic Psychotherapies.” He has also taught undergraduates and has guest lectured in the Marriage and Family department.
He developed and presents the Cross Country Education seminars entitled:
• “Helping Adult Clients Grow Up: Blend Object Relations Perspectives Into Your Therapies for Stuck Clients”
• “Happily Incompatible: Clinical Strategies for Helping Couples Resolve Their Differences” and
• “Inside the Manipulator’s Mind: An Insider’s Guide for Ending Emotional Exploitation.”
Additionally, he has penned a regular quarterly feature entitled “Ask Dr. Alan” for Deacon magazine, has served as a People and Relationships expert on Bizymoms.com, and has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Godwin’s book, How to Solve Your People Problems: Dealing with Your Difficult Relationships, released in August 2008, explains how and why conflict goes badly and how to make it go well with two types of people: reasonable and unreasonable. For more information about Dr. Godwin and his publications, please visit www.peopleproblems.org.