Workplace bullying: an existential-phenomenological exploration of the phenomenon, and implications to the existential clinical practice.
- Presented by: Maria Galani
- Synopsis: The aim of this workshop is to enable existential therapists to understand workplace bullying from an existential-phenomenological...
The aim of this workshop is to enable existential therapists to better understand the phenomenon of workplace bullying, explore its complex nature, from an existential- phenomenological perspective, and its relation to feelings of trauma and loss. Clinical practice implications and recommendations will also be discussed.Expected outcomes: By the end of the workshop, it is expected that participants will have gained a better and more in-depth understanding of the complexities involved in workplace bullying and its association to feelings of trauma and loss. Hence, this will inform existential psychotherapists practice and raise awareness, when working with clients, who bring this material in the therapy space. Key elements, skills and activities covered: Experiential methods such as self-reflection, interactive dialogue and anonymised case discussions with participants, will be used during the workshop. Participants will have a better insight into the impact of workplace bullying on their clients sense of self.Conclusions: It is expected that participants will develop better awareness when working therapeutically with clients who have experienced workplace bullying.Length of time needed- 30 minutesMaximum number of attendees: 15 Format of the workshop: in the first part of the workshop the facilitator will present the theoretical background in a power point presentation (10minutes). The second part will be experiential (10 minutes). The workshop’s activities (as described above) may evoke emotional distress due to personal challenges/difficulties. Therefore, all group members will need to verbally consent that the material of the workshop will remain confidential.The final part of the workshop (10-15 minutes) will focus on clinical practice outcomes and recommendations for clinical practice.