This one day course, led by Avi Shmueli, a psychoanalyst and couple psychotherapist who has worked extensively with couples and individuals going through separation and divorce, is designed to help participants:
- increase their knowledge and learning on the psychological nature of divorce.
- learn about the parallel interaction between the legal and psychological processes of divorce.
- learn about the different types of divorce and separation presentations met in the consulting room.
- consider the changes in clinical technique required when working with divorce and separation.
The course will convey the different psychological processes observed in couples and individuals during divorce and separation. These will be observed to be based upon the couple functioning pre-divorce and have an impact long after the legal divorce is complete. Consideration of technique will be an important aspect of the course.
Reading will be recommended following the course.
The workshop is particularly suited to individual and couple therapists, counsellors and students with an interest in looking at separation and divorce from a psychoanalytical view point.
10:00 The Psychological Couple and the Legal Divorce
11:30 – 11:45 Tea/Coffee break
11:45 – 1:00 Psychological Processes in Divorce
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 – 3:30 Case Examples and Issues of Technique
3:30 – 3:40 Afternoon Tea
3:40 Further Discussion and examples
4:00 Close, Evaluation forms.
Avi Shmueli is a psychoanalyst and couple psychotherapist, having initially trained as a clinical psychologist. He has worked in the NHS, the Anna Freud Centre and was a staff member at the Tavistock Relationships for many years. Committed to psychoanalysis as a theory for understanding the mind and as a model of clinical practice, he has pursued its different applications including empirical research and completed a PhD at University College London in the field of Attachment Theory. He now works in private practice, supervises the work of the TR’s Divorce and Separation Consultation Service, and pursues the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of both family and criminal law.
CPD hours: 6
This workshop will help participants to develop their ability to recognise and better understand transference and how to use it through their clinical practice.
The intention of this workshop is to help participants develop:
- confidence in recognising the presence of unconscious repetitive processes at play.
- skills to put the transference into conscious knowledge and words in clinical work with particular reference to negative and erotic transference
- an ability to unravel the transference so a creative space can be opened to explore the compulsion everyone has to repeat the past, between staying with the old and moving towards the new
The transference is probably the most important instrument for discovering a patient or client’s inner world and an essential precondition regarding the effectiveness of in-depth treatment. Yet it can provoke the most concern from clinicians because it is largely an unconscious phenomenon that can dominate and prolong treatment. Often the therapist becomes unknowingly involved with playing a particular role in the patient’s inner drama. It can be hard to know and name what is going on. Unravelling the transference is an essential task for the psychoanalytic or psychodynamic clinician wanting to extend their skills and overall sense of competence.
This one-day workshop (linked to the Countertransference workshop on 17th March 2018) will give a historical and contemporary overview of theory. However, the main emphasis will be practical approaches based on clinical work and the development of skills and insight. It will include images and narrative, key quotations, clinical examples, exercises to flesh out transference in a hands-on way. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.
Discount Available: This workshop may be attended in conjunction with Swimming in Murky Waters: A practical guide to working with countertransference on the 17th March 2018. If both workshops are booked at the same time the fee for attending both will be £210 (Qualified Practitioners) , £160 (trainee rate) or £120 (WPF Therapy trainee rate). Please note that both workshops must be booked at the same time to qualify for the discount.
The workshop is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical orientation of the workshop will be psychodynamic but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.
Comments from a previous workshop:
- “This workshop has been thought-provoking and leaves me inspired to incorporate the ideas presented and explored into my client work.”
- “I think the tutor is the big attraction (for me).”
- “In unravelling the transference, it brings together the transference.”
- “The case studies we worked with created a fascinating discussion about how to interpret and work with transference.”
Carol Leader is a British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) training therapist and supervisor (BJAA), a senior analyst in the Jungian Association and a senior member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association – both associations being part of the BPF. She has supervised trainees and supervisors at WPF Therapy for a number of years and has taught on a range of professional trainings. She was the winner of the British Journal of Psychotherapy’s Rozsika Parker Prize for 2014. Formally a member of the National Theatre and a TV presenter and actor, she retrained in psychoanalysis in the 1990s and now works in full time private practice. She also lectures, teaches and consults in therapy settings and in business and the arts.
Applications must be received by Thursday, 22nd February 2018. Booking will be final after receipt of payment.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development Portfolio.
How does an individual human being return from the far reaches of certain terrible experiences?
- From being in the trenches of the Somme?
- From crawling through the sewers of the Warsaw Ghetto?
- From Atomic destruction?
- From today’s random bombings
to the fragile meaning of life as a mass movement of people flees to Europe. And these modern matters are contributing to a severe rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and prejudice towards other human beings.
Walter Benjamin described how, prior to the First World War, experience was passed down through the generations in the form of folklore and fairy tales (Xi The Storyteller). Have such descriptive threads become broken in our modern times?
Jonathan Sklar FRCPsych, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, an Hon Member of the Psychoanalytic Society of Serbia and the South African Psychoanalytic Association. He was Vice President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation from 2007 until 2011, a PIEE Teacher at the Summer School 2010-14 and a European IPA Board member from 2015 to 2017. Jonathan lectures and supervises widely – in Chicago, East Europe and South Africa.
Time and Place
This event will be held between 10:15-12:45 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF www.theprioryrooms.co.uk.
The cost for each lecture is £50.00 for WMIP members and £60.00 for non-WMIP members.
Bookings should be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended
Please make your payment by BACS as follows and return your completed form via email.
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(Please use your name as a reference)
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Introduction to Jung
The Society of Analytical Psychology
invites you to an innovative, residential weekend
based in Grasmere, Lake District, U.K.
Friday tea-time, March 9th through to Sunday brunch, March 11th 2018
Lake View Country House, Lake View Drive, Grasmere, LA22 9TD
This innovative, residential weekend course provides an introduction to C.G. Jung and Jungian ideas from the perspective of clinical practice. As members of the Society of Analytical Psychology, we are bringing our professional resources to the Lake District National Park. During the winters of 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, we aim to provide a modular adaptation of our very popular Foundations of Analytical Psychology. During this preliminary weekend, we will be introducing our favourite Jungian ideas with illustrations from our therapeutic practice. To allow the experience to be further digested and personalized, we will be providing facilitated, reflective learning groups, social dreaming workshops, and even a guided walk.
The Lake District National Park is a newly appointed World Heritage Site. It enjoys a unique place and meaning amongst the population of the British Isles and beyond. With breath-taking beauty and a rich Romantic poetic history, Grasmere in particular has an unparalleled ability to provide an excellent ‘retreat’ location for Jungian introductory courses.
For a more detailed idea of the programme, topics and speakers, please download our leaflet. For a booking form, please download, complete and email Introduction to Jung Application March 2018 to our host Roselyn Abbott at email@example.com. Completion Certificate: the weekend provides 10 hours towards continuing professional development. A minimum attendance of 80% is required to receive a course completion certificate.
For a more detailed idea of the programme, topics and speakers, please download our leaflet (http://www.mindmatters-therapy.co.uk/Courses/docs/Introduction_to_Jung_Leaflet.docx .
For a booking form, please download, complete and email Introduction to Jung Application March 2018 (http://www.mindmatters-therapy.co.uk/Courses/docs/Introduction_to_Jung_Application_form.docx) to our host Roselyn Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completion Certificate: the weekend provides 10 hours towards continuing professional development. A minimum attendance of 80% is required to receive a course completion certificate.
A joint Tavistock Clinic and UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference
Recent UK RCT research programmes offer good quality RCT evidence for the positive effect of psychoanalytic therapies provided at various points in the life-cycle to NHS patients suffering from depression.
They include the Tavistock Adult Depression Study’s [i] evaluation of 60 session therapies for adults with chronic treatment-resistant depressions and the Impact Study’s [ii] comparative evaluation of 28 session psychoanalytic therapies for adolescents with major depressive disorder. And in the EU, the German multi-centre LAC Study[iii] has investigated the benefit of 80 sessions of psychoanalytic therapy with chronically depressed adults. Much has been learned in addition by these Studies’ use of qualitative research and by their clinicians’ use of the psychoanalytic research method.
[i] Fonagy & Rost et al (2015) Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression: the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) World Psychiatry 2015; 14:312–321
[ii] Goodyer & Reynolds et al (2017) Cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy versus a brief psychosocial intervention in adolescents with unipolar major depressive disorder (IMPACT): a multicentre, pragmatic, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial: Lancet Psychiatry; 4: 109–19
[iii] Beutel, M.E., Leuzinger-Bohleber, M., Rüger, B., Bahrke, U. Negele, A., Haselbacher, A., Fiedler, G., Keller, W., Hautzinger, M. (2012): Psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavior therapy of chronic depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2012, 13:117: http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/13/1/117STUDY PROTOCOL Open
This joint Tavistock/UCL Psychoanalysis Unit Conference will offer a unique combination of in-depth clinical and research presentations by some of the workers principally involved in these studies, plus consideration of the role of briefer psychodynamic approaches, reviews of other key depression research, and discussions of topics such as suicide.
The morning session of this conference will consist of keynote presentations by principal researchers providing expert overviews of the research findings now available and clinicians describing what the psychoanalytic treatments of depression involved.
The programme in the afternoon will have two sessions, each of four parallel papers, given by the Studies’ researchers and psychoanalytic clinicians as well as other key colleagues. Their topics will be:
- Continuities and discontinuities operating in depression across the life-cycle
- The Varieties of Depression and what underpins them
- Factors that determine treatment responsiveness or treatment resistance, and the stability of response.
- Is a distinctive type of change associated with psychoanalytic treatments?
- The psychoanalytic therapies – including clinical management issues such as suicide risk
- The potential of psychoanalytic understanding and therapies for In-Patient psychiatric settings
- Applying the psychoanalytic understanding of realism, mortality and loss across the life-cycle: the case of Hospice work
- Depression in Primary Care
This conference aims to be a working event and there will be time for those attending to contribute. The closing plenary panel will formulate a view of the potential of psychoanalytic therapies to add to what is currently on offer for the treatment of depressive and allied disorders and to have a wider positive role in the mental health services of the future.
On the Friday before the Conference day itself, clinical workshops & research masterclasses will be available. Details will be posted here in due course.
Speakers will include:
with others to be confirmed
The conference will run on Saturday 10 March 2018, with clinical and research workshops being held on the afternoon of Friday 9 March 2018.
A full programme, further information and fees will be published here in due course. Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries
Envy can be difficult to work with and, perhaps because of this, it can be easy to overlook in the consulting room. This study day will explore envy as an intrinsic component of intimate relationships – including the therapeutic one.
It has been 60 years since Melanie Klein’s Envy and Gratitude was published. Her concept of primary envy saw the roots of envy lying in the inevitably unequal relationship between mother and infant. Envy, with its links with the projective system, repetition, destructiveness and potential reparation, still remains at the heart of psychoanalytically- oriented work with couples and individuals.
An examination of envy and its workings will involve discussions around greed, oedipal dilemmas, humiliation, dependency, jealousy, gratitude and love.
This study day will include lectures, experiential work and clinical presentations. Participants are asked to bring cases and to be prepared to think about where envy is located in their clinical work with individuals, couples and families, and how it might be addressed.
Who is it for? Counsellors and therapists and students who wish to consider in depth the concept of envy and how it manifests itself and can be worked with both within intimate relationships and in the consulting room.
- Klein, M. (1957) Envy and Gratitude. In: The Writings of Melanie Klein, Vol. 3: Envy and Gratitude and Other Works (pp. 176-235). London: Hogarth Press 1975.
- Britton, R. (1989). Chapter Two: The Missing Link: Parental Sexuality in the Oedipus Complex. The Oedipus Complex Today Clinical Implications, 83-101
- Kernberg, Otto. F, (1991). Aggression and Love in the Relationship of The Couple. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association Vol: 39 issue: 1 Page (s): 45-70
- ‘Envy and Gratitude Revisited’ (2008) Roth and Lemma eds. London: Karnac.
Martha Doniach MA, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with individuals and couples. She is a full member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC-WPF) and of the graduate body of Tavistock Relationships. She has worked for several years in East London NHS Foundation trust in tier 2, Specialist Psychotherapy adult outpatient service. In her current role as Principal Psychotherapist, she leads the honorary psychotherapy program, teaches, supervises and works clinically with adults, couples, families and runs analytic groups. At Tavistock Relationships she is a visiting clinician and trainer and also works as a tutor on the MA in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. She maintains a private practice in central London. Before qualifying as a psychotherapist she was a social worker working with children and families, child protection and CAMHS. She is a registered with BPC and UKCP.
Kate Thompson, formerly an executive producer in the factual department at the BBC, Kate Thompson is now a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist, faculty staff member and clinical lecturer at the Tavistock Relationships. She works at Tavistock Relationships as Head of Strategic Development and has been the Project Lead for Couple Therapy for Depression Training of NHS practitioners within IAPT services nationally. She has also worked in Tavistock Relationships’ mentalization-based therapy service, Parents in Dispute, developed in association with the Department of Work and Pensions, the judiciary and Cafcass and also within Tavistock Relationships’ specialist adoption service. As part of her work, she has written a wide variety of articles and training materials on different aspects therapeutic work with couples. She is registered with BPC and BACP and her private practice is in East Sheen, South West London.
This workshop will help guide participants through the difficult area of countertransference and provide an opportunity to link a deeper understanding to everyday clinical practice.
Although originally seen as an unhelpful manifestation of the therapist’s own feelings, Paula Heimann’s (1950) ground-breaking paper ‘On Countertransference’ was the beginning of this concept becoming a vital instrument in contemporary analytic and psychodynamic clinical work. Early moments of trauma are encoded as body memories rather than words and the therapist’s countertransference is essential for conceptualizing pre-verbal sensory communication from patients or clients. It needs however to be handled with care. This requires the clinician to use their embodied, subjective knowledge empathically and appropriately in order to help the patient or client to start to feel safer with unmentalised primary experiences.
By attending this workshop participants will better be able to:
- identify and understand countertransference
- make skilled use of their countertransference in clinical work
- work on a number of psychic levels to increase understanding of unconscious communications at depth
- ‘swim’ in the unknown murky and waters of unconscious somatic enactments
This one-day workshop, (linked to the Transference workshops on the 3rd February 2018 or 3rd March 2018) will include exercises and clinical material alongside an illustrated overview of theory. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. There will also be the opportunity to use an example from your own clinical work to personally understand the phenomena of countertransference. Participants will be given a book list and key quotations at the end of the day.
Discount Available: This workshop may be attended in conjunction with Unravelling the Transference: Working in and with unconscious processes in the consulting room on the 3rd February 2018 or the 3rd March 2018. If both workshops are booked at the same time the fee for attending both will be £210 (Qualified Practitioners) , £160 (trainee rate) or £120 (WPF Therapy trainee rate). Please note that both workshops must be booked at the same time to qualify for the discount.
This workshop is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical orientation of the workshop will be psychodynamic but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio.
Comments from a previous workshop:
- “These linked workshops by Carol Leader are wonderfully complementary. They are worth a whole term’s seminar in technique.”
- “Very useful, practical workshop. Carol is inspirational.”
- “Rich, thought provoking and really worth attending.”
- “This is a fantastic course with lots of opportunity to learn and share. Carol is a fantastically engaging workshop leader.”
Carol Leader is a British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) training therapist and supervisor (BJAA), a senior analyst in the Jungian Association and a senior member of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy association – both associations being part of BPF. She has supervised trainees and supervisors at WPF Therapy for a number of years and has taught on a range of professional trainings. She was the winner of the British Journal of Psychotherapy’s Rozsika Parker Prize for 2014. Formally a member of the National Theatre and a TV presenter and actor, she retrained in psychoanalysis in the 1990’s and now works in full time private practice. She also lectures, teaches and consults in therapy settings and in business and the arts.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio
Theme: Rolling out Research for Better Life. This is the latest conference news from PCS 3rd Annual Mental Health Forum (MHF-2018) which is taking place on 28-29 April, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The updated scientific programme now is available online. Few speech opportunities left as last chance for your application.
Scientific Program of MHF-2018
Keynote and Plenary Forum
Track 1: Basic Research for Mental Health
Session 1-1: Biological Evidence in Mental Illness
Session 1-2: Pathogenesis and Mental Illness
Session 1-3: Psychology and Behaviour
Session 1-4: Other Hop Topics in Basic Research
Track 2: Clinic Management
Session 2-1: Healing with Mental Disorders
Session 2-2: Surgery Intervention
Session 2-3: Indigenous Healing
Session 2-4: Other Therapeutic Strategies
Track 3: Research with Subgroups
Session 3-1: Child and Youth Mental Health
Session 3-2: Women’s Mental Care
Session 3-3: Mental Health in Elder
Session 3-4: Migrates
Session 3-5: Other Vulnerable Groups
Track 4: Plenary Forum-Regional, National and International Challenge
Session 4-1: Mental Healthcare in Low-Income Countries and Developing Countries
Session 4-2: Mental Healthcare in Developed Countries
Session 4-3: Suicide and Survival
Session 4-4: Stigma, Education and Prevention
Track 5: 2018 AnnualTopic for Discussion-PCS Dementia Symposium
Session 5-1: Early Detection and Diagnosis
Session 5-2: Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Session 5-3: Clinical Management
Session 5-4: Research Innovation and Novel Strategies
Making the transition either from training, or agency and institutional work, into private practice can seem daunting to begin with. This one-day workshop aims to de-mystify the process, and to provide participants with some practical tools to make the transition.
Topics covered will include:
- finding a suitable location and premises for your practice
- obtaining client referrals
- transferring agency clients into private practice
- establishing a viable fee for your clinical work
- marketing your practice, including print media and the Internet
- organising professional supervision
- managing clinical risk, and obtaining psychiatric consultancy
- deciding suitable registration and professional membership options
- self-employment, taxation and other financial matters
- professional indemnity insurance options
- building and developing your practice once it is established
The day will give participants ample opportunity to find out about the above areas, and explore other issues that are related to the establishment of a successful private practice. There will be time for questions and discussion, and written handouts will be provided to all participants.
This workshop is open to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical orientation of the workshop will be psychodynamic but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.
Comments from previous workshop:
- “This course answered all my questions and provided food for thought”
- “This course is essential for anyone planning to go into private practice – but go 6-12 months ahead of time”
- “Brett is an invaluable resource in the minefield of starting up in business as a private practitioner. Don’t miss it!”
- “The workshop got me inspired, excited and empowered to check out setting up in private practice”
Brett Morris is a UKCP and BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He is in full-time private practice in central London.
Applications must be received by Thursday, 19th April 2018. Booking will be final after receipt of payment.