Save the dates- Exciting New Workshop from Stephen E. Finn
Restoring Epistemic Trust through Therapeutic Assessment: Building a Relationship “Superhighway” with Difficult-to-Treat Clients
October 2, 2020 & October 3, 2020
Sponsored by the Colorado Assessment Society and the Therapeutic Assessment Institute
Why do some clients reject new ways of thinking and maintain a high level of distrust with mental health professionals? Two new concepts from evolutionary psychology, Epistemic Trust (ET) and Epistemic Hypervigilance (EH), provide an insightful way of understanding and intervening with such clients.
In this workshop, Dr. Finn will explain the theory of ET and EH, which asserts that many clients screen out new information from others because in the past this was necessary for their survival. Dr. Finn will then demonstrate how Therapeutic Assessment is uniquely designed to lower EH and build ET, allowing for clients to continue to grow and learn long after a TA is completed. This training will be useful to psychological assessors and psychotherapists alike.
Check out this video to learn more: Finn Epistemic Trust