Sep
3
Tue
2019
WPF Therapy Open Evening @ WPF Therapy Limited Tickets
Sep 3 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 4 2020 @ 8:30 pm
WPF Therapy Open Evening @ WPF Therapy Limited

This free open evening, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, is for those who want to know more about counselling and psychotherapy and possible training options with WPF Therapy.

  • Are you interested in finding out about the counselling and psychotherapy training available at WPF Therapy?
  • Have you been thinking about, or are looking for, a reputable foundation level course that will fit in with your life, challenge you and move your ambitions forward?
  • Are you looking for an introductory level course that can lead to a BACP, BPC and UKCP recognised qualification?
  • Have you completed a foundation level course and are now looking for an accredited training (BACP) that will equip you with a professional qualification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist (BPC and UKCP)?

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday , 8 November 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday, 3 January 2020, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday, 29 May 2020, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday, 4 September 2020, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Then start, and maybe end, your search with us.

With 50 years of experience in providing reputable counselling and psychotherapy training WPF Therapy is ideally placed to help you make a choice. This two hour introductory session will provide you with answers to some of the questions you will be asking yourself – such as what does psychodynamic mean?, what do our courses involve?, when do courses take place and what can they lead to?

Find out more about our foundation level certificate courses, the essential first step when embarking on a training to become a therapist or a valuable aid to self development and enhanced work performance. Or our Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (BACP registered and accredited, BPC and UKCP registration) which leads to qualification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.

If you would like to speak to one of our current trainees, or one of our graduates to find out more about the practicalities and the student experience of training with us, please indicate this when you book a  place.

This is an ideal time to discover, in an informal and interactive way, more about the April, July/August, October and January intakes of the Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills course, the next January 2020 intake for the Diploma in Counselling Skills (Access Course), or to clarify what preparations are needed for a qualifying professional psychodynamic psychotherapy training.

Please contact us to book a place.  All are welcome to attend.

Feedback from past visitors

  • “I found it really useful just to have the basic information about the ladder of training as I’ve found it very difficult previously to understand exactly what I’d need to do”
  • “The discussions about skills and qualities of a counsellor”
  • “Explaining the process of psychodynamic theory”
  • “Excellent overview of what will be covered”
  • “All useful but particularly liked the interactive style and the smaller groups”
  • Useful to understand the difference between psychodynamic and psychoanalytic, and the difference between counselling and psychotherapy”
  • “Useful to hear the answers to other people’s questions as some asked things I’d not thought about”
Feb
21
Fri
2020
Kleinians since Klein Study Group 2019-2020 @ WPF Therapy Limited Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 8:30 pm

This study group has been lively and successful in previous years and is generally fully subscribed.

Did you study Kleinian theory on your training? Maybe you would like the opportunity to explore it in more depth now that you have more clinical experience.  Theory only really comes alive when we can connect with it from our clinical practice. Maybe you did not cover Klein during your training and would like to know more about her work and how it might help you in your practice.

This study group sets out to explore developments in Kleinian theory and practice over the past seventy years – what has remained central, what has been discarded, what has become better understood and what is contentious today. The course is designed to work at different levels, offering food for thought to those unfamiliar with Kleinian thinking as well as those who wish to deepen and enrich their understanding and use of psychoanalytic concepts.

Melanie Klein and those influenced by her have formed a central strand in British psychoanalytic and psychodynamic thinking since the Second World War. Much that was once considered innovative and controversial in her approach has been taken up by those with reservations about her basic tenets. Lively debate continues among those more sympathetic to Kleinian ways of seeing and understanding.

It is possible to attend individual sessions, but there is much to be gained by revisiting material that may seem familiar and through involvement in an ongoing process. In previous years there has been a lively dynamism in the group: participants have found a space to share impressions, responses, puzzlement, connections and insights, including reflections on clinical issues.

The readings include earlier and later practitioners, clinical and theoretical considerations. We refer back to Freud and Klein as we consider how thinking and technique have developed, aiming to replicate the analytic cycle of learning and working-through. Detailed notes are provided to help contextualise the readings; there are suggestions of secondary sources that discuss and summarise the main readings and of further relevant material.

If you attend these study groups, you can expect:

  1. A deeper understanding of projective and identificatory processes in work with clients.
  2. A broader conception of how internal and external worlds interact and affect each other.
  3. Greater clarity about where you stand in relation to key theoretical and ethical issues.
  4. An overview of what the Kleinian tradition has contributed to British Object Relations.

There will be a different paper for each session. The programme centres on readings from key figures in the Kleinian tradition – Freud, Segal, Rosenfeld, Bion, Money-Kyrle, Meltzer, Joseph, Steiner, Britton. We will think about the issues raised in the readings in relation to participants’ clinical experiences and dilemmas.

Comments from Previous Participants

  • “This once monthly format is really good value, as I have learnt so much more compared to the equivalent amount of hours in an average 2 days CPD course.”
  • “I’m finding the papers enriching whilst at the same time challenging as well as questions and views raised by the group.  This is good as its stirring me up out of lazy thinking.  I have found the relevance/benefit of theories has been demonstrated in the group on several occasions and also it’s helping me with often confusing work.”
  • “Linking the reading to our clinical work is most valuable.”
  • “The things I found most useful and enjoyable were the readings suggested, the session notes sent in advance and the clinical examples in the sessions.”

Course Reading

Detailed session reading will be sent on booking.

10 session course
Session 1: The Paranoid-Schizoid position: splitting and projection, 27 September 2019
Session 2: The depressive position: loss and guilt, 25 October 2019
Session 3: Pathological organisation of the personality, 22 November 2019
Session 4: The development of the capacity to think, 13 December 2019
Session 5: The facts of life and the Oedipal triangle, 24 January 2020
Session 6: The central importance of transference/countertransference, 21 February 2020
Session 7: Envy and the death instinct, 20 March 2020
Session 8: Confusion and perversion, 24 April 2020
Session 9: Gender and sexuality, 22 May 2020
Session 10: What is distinctive about Kleinian work?, 26 June 2020
Time 7pm – 8.30pm

David Smart’s first career was in multi-disciplinary work in mainstream educational and off-site settings with secondary-age pupils experiencing difficulties. He trained with WPF Therapy to practice as a school counsellor and work privately as a psychotherapist with adults. He is committed to collaborative learning and understands development as a life-long, spiral process. Publications include “Play’ in practice in psychotherapy and education’, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 147 – 158 (with L. Gomez).

These sessions will be of interest to practicing counsellors/psychotherapists and trainees engaged in clinical work. There will be a focus on working with the ideas and issues clinically. Priority will be given to participants who can attend all 10 sessions.

If you experience any problems during the application process then please call or e-mail Training Administration on 020 7378 2050/events@wpf.org.uk in order to be sent an application form.

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis: Reading @ Christ Church Centre Tickets
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm
Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis: Reading @ Christ Church Centre

Whether you are completely new to psychoanalysis, or you wish to deepen the knowledge you already have, the Introductory Lectures will help you discover key psychoanalytic concepts.
You’ll hear from some of our renowned psychoanalysts at the forefront of psychoanalytic practice, including those who have trained, taught and supervised at leading universities and treatment centres like the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.

Summer term: 22 April – 10 July | Autumn term: 23 September – 2 December

Lectures start at 6.30pm and are held on Wednesdays in Reading
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, including time for questions
There is a half an hour break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 8pm and last for one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group throughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
The Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis: Newcastle @ NEAPPP, Unit 3 Tickets
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 9:30 pm
The Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis: Newcastle @ NEAPPP, Unit 3

Whether you are completely new to psychoanalysis, or you wish to deepen the knowledge you already have, the Introductory Lectures will help you discover key psychoanalytic concepts.

You’ll hear from some of our renowned psychoanalysts at the forefront of psychoanalytic practice, including those who have trained, taught and supervised at leading universities and treatment centres like the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.

Summer term: 30 April – 9 July | Autumn term: 24 September – 3 December

  • Lectures start at 7pm and are held on Thursdays in Newcastle
  • Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, including time for questions, before moving into smaller discussion groups
  • You will stay in the same discussion group throughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
May
5
Tue
2020
The Political Mind Seminars @ Institute of Psychoanalysis Tickets
May 5 @ 8:15 pm – Jul 21 @ 9:45 pm
The Political Mind Seminars @ Institute of Psychoanalysis

A 12 seminar series chaired by David Morgan.

In times of political turmoil, where does one turn for insight?

These seminars explore the role of the unconscious in political and social life, in the light of contemporary issues such as racism, terrorism, totalitarian thinking, the NHS, the market economy, ecology, gender and sexuality.

Full price: £260
BPC registered members: £240
Concession: £170

The Political Mind Seminars 2020 Tickets
May 5 @ 8:15 pm – Jul 21 @ 9:45 pm
The Political Mind Seminars 2020

These lectures will now be delivered remotely.

A 12 seminar series chaired by David Morgan.

In times of political turmoil, where does one turn for insight? These seminars explore the role of the unconscious in political and social life, in the light of contemporary issues such as racism, terrorism, totalitarian thinking, the NHS, the market economy, ecology, gender and sexuality.

View the whole programme here.

Students with a valid ID card can buy concession tickets – we will ask you to provide your ID after purchase.
We offer BPC members a £20 discount on the full series – please provide your BPC number when registering.

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Psychoanalysis and Clinical Practice @ Kantor Centre of Excellence Tickets
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm
Psychoanalysis and Clinical Practice @ Kantor Centre of Excellence

The Anna Freud Centre is offering this course to professionals who are interested in psychoanalytic ideas, and how these may apply to their clinical work with infants, children and adults.

The course will be divided into 2 sections. The first, will provide a developmental view on mental functioning and behaviour, and the second will focus on the clinical process. The final seminar will look at the interface between psychoanalysis and attachment.

The course will cover:

Seminar 1: Psychoanalysis and the internal world, Phillip McGill
Seminar 2: Psychoanalysis and the internal world continued, Philip McGill
Seminar 3: A developmental view of deficit and conflict, Inge Pretorius
Seminar 4: Sexuality and aggression, Angela Joyce
Seminar 5: Affects and defences, Angela Joyce
Seminar 6: The analytic setting, Anna Streeruwitz
Seminar 7: The relation of the patient to the analyst, Anat Gedulter-Treiman
Seminar 8: The analyst’s experience of the patient, Anat Gedulter-Treiman
Seminar 9: Clinical process – interpretation, working through, containment resistance, Carol Broughton
Seminar 10: Interface of psychoanalysis and attachment, Inge Pretorius

Aims of the course?

  • To familiarise participants with core analytic concepts relevant to their practice
  • To provide an analytic framework for understanding development, mental functioning and behaviour
  • To extend understanding of interpersonal processes between therapist and patient

Who is this course suitable for?

Therapists, psychologists and professional practitioners working with infants, children and adults who are interested in incorporating psychoanalytic ideas about development into their theoretical framework and practice.

Reading:

You will be required to read a set of book chapters/articles before each seminar. Reading will be provided to you approximately 6 weeks before each seminar.

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Oppression and Welcoming Strangers @ Litteraturhuset Tickets
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oppression and Welcoming Strangers @ Litteraturhuset

This conference marks the 10th anniversary of the international and interdisciplinary conference series Psychoanalysis and Politics. A central aspect of this ongoing community of thought is reflecting on the nature of inclusion, and specifically the unconscious and preconscious aspects of inclusion and its opposites in social settings.

Thinking of how power and oppression is expressed and experienced in contemporary social and political spaces is key to understanding the workings of welcoming, or excluding, people who are conceived of as strangers. The conference will include contributions from some of the people who have supported our work throughout the years, and will provide ample space for dialogue between the participants.