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I will be attending 🙂
I’ve been working on something like this, so glad to see you are meeting!!
Sorry for your past experience. Telehealth is something that all therapists, even ones who strongly prefer in-office, have to acknowledge as part of the norm now. APPT is preparing resources right now to post in our forums, you should be seeing it in a day or so.
Just thinking maybe post her interest on the Member’s Facebook page (it may get more response there)?
You’re welcome. I’ll try to get someone to look at the site since the links are not popping up.
My first question is whether your client has to work/interact with this person regularly (coworker?) or is it someone they can avoid? Second, is there some inherent reward to the revenge rumination (fantasy/satisfaction)? Otherwise I have heard of a few books mentioned in the past, although I have not read them. The first on is “Dealing with People You Can’t Stand”, a self-help book but more for the motivated. The other is “People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys”, told there was a Christian undertone to it (again, have not read them).
IF you have a really good rapport, maybe try confronting it? While doing family therapy, I once used a “speak and repeat” toy to replay a father’s words back to him when he engaged in juvenile revenge fantasies (high squeaky voice from a fuzzy hamster). He got a good laugh (client had a sarcastic sense of humor), said it sounded like something his child would say, and was able to recognize how irrational his comments sounded/poor role model for child – but definitely not for everyone.
Are you thinking in person (over coffee/beverages) or online? I might be able to help/participate on both.
The APPT training in April, A Quest for Competency & Queer Affirming Care, will provide a total of 4 CEU’s, with 1 CEU applied as Ethics. We are looking at more trainings for later this year as well.