Why Learn Resource Therapy?

Gordon Emmerson Why Learn Resource Therapy

In the creator of Resource Therapy Gordon Emmerson Ph.D. own words, he shares his compelling wisdom :

Copies from Professor Emmerson’s Linkedin Article:

Why learn Resource Therapy?

Resource Therapy is a psychodynamic therapy. That means it sometimes focuses on the memories in order to attend to the cause of current issues.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on reframing and behavioural homework, and does not therapeutically attend to memories of the past.

Attending to the Cause

Resource Therapists believe that attending to the cause is better than attempting to lessen the impact of the symptoms, because when the cause of an issue is attended to the symptom will disappear, plus the client will no longer carry the unresolved confusion from the past.

Working with the right part

Resource Therapists believe the personality is composed of parts and it is important to locate and attend precisely to the Resource State that has the issue. Working directly with the part that needs change is the most direct route to resolution. Continuing to spend time talking with the wrong part is a waste of therapy time.

Understanding pathology

Resource Therapists learn there are 8 pathologies that underpin psychological distress. They learn precise treatment actions to attend to each pathology.

Having the right tools

Resource Therapists have clear guidelines for working with issues that clients bring to therapy. It is important for Resource Therapists to learn the types of pathologies, and to learn the associated treatments in order to feel competent to handle the various issues presented by clients.

Full article in the link below.

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I call it finding the goldmine within. We connect to our internal Resources special and unique to us, healing the hurt parts stuck in trauma time is freeing and fun. Look at our next two day introduction to Resource Therapy – Foundation program. We guarantee you will love it. Especially suited to those with chronic, complex trauma, EMDR practitioners and Clinical Hypnotherapists and Ego State Therapists wanting the missing piece of the puzzle- Parts Therapy!

Yours in Service,

Philipa Thornton

Clinical Program Training Dates Announced!

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We have loved going on line, although we certainly miss seeing your beautiful selves in person.

At the Resource Therapy Institute Australia, our trainees have said it was engaging and so accessible being online. They were glad to have the ease of no travel expenses, and comfort of their surroundings. Plus what a gift to connect with people from South Australia, the USA, Europe, New Zealand, Queensland, Victoria, and Perth. Love to have someone from the Northern Territory join us.

Real-time demonstrations, practice, and all the interactivity you have in-person all happen in this new live forum. Added bonus***You will be able to view the recordings for 30 days post-training.

Resource Therapy Clinical Program Dates Online via Zoom

  • Monday 19 April & Tues 20 April Day 1 & 2
  • Monday 3 May & Tues 4 May
  • Monday 17 May & Tues 18 May
  • Monday 31 May & Tues 1 June
  • Monday 7 June & Tues June 8

All 9.30-5 pm online from the convenience of your space. Sydney Australia Time Zone.

World-first RT Online Seminar on working with Complex PTSD presentations

Parts Therapy with Borderline Personality Disorder & Complex PTSD Seminar

As we know from the research Complex PTSD (CPTSD) is real. Our clients suffer and we want to ease their emotional pain. Parts work is powerful in this healing.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences, Psychiatrists Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr. Colin Ross, therapists Janina Fisher and Pat Ogden and many more world-leading trauma treating clinicians share both their hope and despair.

Complex PTSD or as Dr. Van der Kolk has suggested Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) as a DSM 5 diagnosis is something many Resource Therapy therapists and psychologists need to be able to recognize and work with helpfully and hopefully.

Resource Therapy is a parts psychology modality especially powerful in the treatment of PTSD, DTD, and CPTSD.

Want to feel confident in knowing exactly what Resource Therapy actions best suit when trauma processing, defensive parts relationship blocks?

Borderline Parts Psychology helps heal

Please join us for this exciting RTIA Program:

Parts Therapy with Borderline Personality Disorder & Complex PTSD

Learn how to use Resource Therapy, a powerful parts Therapy in an adapted model for our most vulnerable clients. Firstly we need to ensure with RT Action 8 Find Resource there are nurturing, wise and adult Resources that can help with emotional regulation. This is suggested before any trauma processing begins. Practical, fun you will be able to apply the techniques in your next client session.

Presented by Philipa Thornton & Melanie Canning. Senior Clinical Resource Therapists.

When Friday February 26 9.30-5pm online.

Early Bird Investment $297.

Save as late February 12 $347 GST Included.

Can’t attend live? Don’t worry you won’t miss out. You can view the recording for one month after the workshop. Plus happy to answer any questions prior. Email before the day.

Please email philipa@resourcetherapy.com.au or Call 0434 55 90 11 Hurry spaces limited.