The fairytale “Godfather Death” tells the story of a “wounded healer”” who brings about his own ruin through a masochistic failure to respect the limits of his therapeutic method. The story can be taken as a warning to all who work in the “healing” professions of the dangers we face arising from our own early psychic wounds. In this paper I explore the importance of going on relating to one’s own wounds after one’s own formal psychotherapy has ended as a part of living and working as a psychotherapist. In particular I share some reflections on the value to me of playing tennis as a means of regularly engaging with my woundedness, particularly in relation to aggression.
Alf McFarland, trained initially as a Clinical Psychologist and joined the first cohort of trainees on the Jungian training at WMIP, completing the training in 1995. He has presented two clinical papers at WMIP meetings. He has developed a particular interest in communicating psychoanalytic ideas to the public beyond the psychotherapy profession. He has six articles published in Saga magazine and more recently gave a presentation at Waterstones in Birmingham. He has a fulltime private practice in Leicester.
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.
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This training will be held at our central London premises and will examine the transition to parenthood for adoptive couples and challenges they face during and after the adoption process.
Drawing on our recently published handbook Conversations with Adoptive Couples participants will be helped to work with the couple during assessment, matching and post adoption.
Keeping the couple relationship in mind and opening difficult conversations will form part of the training offered during this study day.
The content is designed for practitioners from a variety of settings working in the adoption field who would like to learn more about engaging couples in their work.
Tavistock Relationships’ Summer School is an intensive CPD programme which offers students the opportunity to learn about couple work or to develop their existing practice. Most evenings are kept free for students to enjoy London’s rich arts calendar of theatre, concerts and exhibitions.
The following schools are available for students depending on their level of experience:
- Introduction to Couple Therapy: for people with little or no experience of working with clients who are interested in finding out about working clinically with couples, and learning more about the couple relationship.
- Developing Skills in Couple Work: for qualified professionals in individual, child, family & group therapy who are interested in finding out more about the couple relationship.
- Advanced Couple Therapy: an opportunity for qualified couple-trained therapists to explore theory and techniques in couple therapy.
Our summer school programmes are taught in Central London and are popular with professionals living in the UK as well as international students from countries across the globe. Tavistock Relationships is located on Warren Street in central London. Close to Euston Tube stations and St Pancras International railway station, we are in the heart of London with a diverse range of entertainment, shops, restaurants and bars in the area.
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The English Speaking Weekend Conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and its component societies, and also to members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (APC).
This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.