The Child as Substitute Spouse: Naming and Validating Covert Emotional Incest

Tucson Marriott University Park 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ, United States

Healing starts with naming and having a context for one’s own experience. Covert Emotional Incest is a hidden, emotionally damaging dynamic that sets up the child to be the surrogate spouse to the parent(s). This workshop, facilitated by Adena Bank Lees, will demonstrate how family sculpting assists clients to name and validate their experience. This workshop is being presented as part of the 67th North American Society for Adlerian Psychology Conference: Healing Our Communities Through Social Interest, taking place from May 30-June 2, 2019 in Tucson, AZ.