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A Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense: Master the Moment

"The Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy of Susan Warshow spotlights advances in psychotherapy that bring new luster to the clinical work of both doyens and tyros.” — Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

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Surmount Shame and Disarm Defenses with DEFT

Presented by Susan Warshow

October 30 Live & On Demand, UK: 16:00 – 23:00, US: 11:00 – 18:00 EDT


What they’re saying about the DEFT Training (Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy)

"Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Training with Susan Warshow has been the greatest gift I've ever given myself, my supervisees and clients."

"I'm especially grateful to you for demonstrating such exquisite compassion with your clients and trainees."

"The training was passionate and thought provoking with a lot of substance."

"A very rich experience of therapeutic process."

“It was personally life changing. I can’t believe I didn’t learn this earlier.”

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Impactful NEW Session Recordings & Analysis

with master clinician Susan Warren Warshow

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Discover a DEFT approach that prioritizes shame work, transfers self-compassion, and deepens attachment. DEFT is inter-subjective and relationally oriented. CEs available.

  • Master skills to facilitate depth emotion processing.

  • Learn to intervene with maximum shame sensitivity.

  • Connect with a vibrant, supportive professional community.

Reflections on a day in the DEFT training

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Mirrors of the Mind 2021

Susan’s photography will be exhibited at Mirrors of the Mind (November 2021), an exhibition of visual arts created by psychologists, psychotherapists and students. It is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Details TBA on the LACPA website.

Susan Warren Warshow, LCSW, LMFT, is the developer of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Institute (DEFT) and the author of A Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense: Master the Moment. She presents nationally and internationally. She is on the faculty of the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute and is a Certified International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) Teacher/Supervisor. Susan has published five articles in the Ad Hoc Bulletin of Short-Term Psychotherapy. She was the media director for L.A.’s first child abuse hotline and organized over 100 presentations on child abuse and neglect to organizations throughout L.A.County. Susan has an online practice treating individuals and couples and specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship and character issues.

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