You are the clinician that wants to know and understand the patterns and intersections of your patient’s life. You want to connect the dots and see how the big picture and the tiniest details overlay to create the landscape of her life and relationships with family, friends, partner, and self. You want to see the "here be dragons" portion of the unconscious. You want to know the depth, breadth and height of his experiences that has led to now, to you.
Connect2® Personality Mapping is a powerful guided psychotherapeutic process tool designed to explore the layers of the physical and psycho-emotional Self. It is a way of illustrating, in black and white and color, an individual’s maps of her intra- and inter-personal relationships.
The purpose of Personality Mapping is to examine and integrate those maps, within your particular theoretical orientation. Simply put, the end-goal is to alter the maps, transform the brain, and reframe feelings and responses so that they become rich, appropriate and authentic.
Personality Mapping is a powerful guided process designed to explore the layers of the physical and psycho-emotional Self. It is a way of illuminating an individual’s intra- and inter-personal relationships, which may include one’s own-- and often previous generations’--unfinished business.
CE Workshops for MFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists* Come learn about yourself through the process of Mapping your own Personality . For clients, you will learn how to facilitate the process, interpret their maps, and integrate Mapping Your Personality into your theoretical orientation.
Workshop dates: TBD
Location: 667 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE Provider No. PCE 4294.
Mapping Your Personality Workshops have limited space, so register soon:
Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to two weeks of the workshop date will be refunded less a $20 processing fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the workshop date will not be refunded.
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Connect 2 Personality MappingTM During childhood we create maps for ourselves that frame our realities and shape our behaviors, often for the rest of our lives. These early maps are grounded in our genetic predispositions and shaped through our earliest childhood experiences, including interactions with parents, grandparents, siblings, and other significant people in our lives. They carry important information on what is acceptable and what must be hidden in our lives. 1
As we grow into adulthood, these personality maps are carried into our personal and work lives, affecting how we express ourselves, interpret our emotions, and interact with others. If they are distorted by a difficult upbringing, they can become roadmaps for unhappy relationships and skewed views of reality.
But we now know that the brain retains neural plasticity throughout life (Cozolino, 2002), and we can learn to respond differently once we understand our own circumstances. The purpose of Personality Mapping, then, is to examine the maps that direct our feelings, to explore how they affect our behaviors and relationships, and ultimately, to integrate these maps into our adult awareness so that we are able to make better choices. Simply put, the end-goal is to alter the maps, transform the brain, and reframe our feelings and responses so that they become rich, appropriate and authentic.
1 Kurtz (1990) calls them maps. Fisher (1992) refers to them as character strategies. Jung used the term personality types.