In a world that is becoming increasingly complex and demanding, the importance of mental well-being cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, a workshop organized by Project L.I.K.E brought together a diverse group of minds eager to delve into the ins and outs of psychological work. Led by Yuri Katsarov – a clinical psychologist with many years of experience and a doctor of psychological sciences, the seminar aimed to shed light on the challenges of working with clients in psychological practice.

A key theme of the workshop was the importance of establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients. The psychologist emphasized the importance of trust, confidentiality and establishing boundaries to build a safe space that allows clients to freely explore their thoughts and emotions. Practical tips were shared for building trust and maintaining professionalism while maintaining empathy and compassion.

As with any profession, psychological work with clients presents many challenges and ethical dilemmas. The workshop generated lively discussions on topics such as maintaining objectivity in the face of personal biases and dealing with transference and countertransference. Students were encouraged to reflect on the potential impact of disrupted professional dynamics and to remain vigilant in upholding ethical standards at all times.

The speaker of the seminar, Yuri Katsarov, shared a range of therapeutic techniques and interventions that can be used when working with clients, emphasizing the importance of tailoring interventions to individual needs and adopting a flexible approach to meet the different goals of the customers.

The workshop provided attendees with a comprehensive insight into psychological work and the complexity of working with clients. They got a valuable opportunity to expand their practical knowledge. Armed with these insights, students left the workshop equipped with a deeper understanding of psychological work and a renewed passion to positively impact the lives of others through their future careers as psychologists.