This workshop will take the first two introductory seminars and push it working with personality disordered partners. We will move from an attachment model to that of an American object relations/ego psychology to understand the structural and functional differences between insecure attachment and personality disordered individuals and how to work with them in couple therapy.
This workshop moves beyond the first phase of RLT to detail the theory and technique of phase two: Family Of Origin Work, trauma and Inner Child Work. In phase one we identified each partner’s relational stance and how the two stances combine to produce the couple’s choreography – the vicious circle they come to us trapped within. Now we travel through the stance back to where it first came from – the particular childhood experiences each partner’s Adaptive Child part was adapting to.