Advanced Couple Therapy International Summer School 2019: Psychic Space and Psychic Retreat
Our four-day Advanced Summer School will take place from Tuesday July 16 to Friday 19 July 2019.
Fee: £699 course fee (includes £50 deposit to be sent in with application form)
Popular with couple therapists all over the world, the 2019 summer school will examine ideas around psychic space and psychic retreat and the development of psychic capacity.
This year’s advanced summer school will explore how a couple can be helped in analytic couple therapy to develop psychic space in their relationship. Anxieties about intimacy, relating and sharing psychic space can result in different forms of psychic retreat within a relationship. Meaningful contact with the other and the world can cease and one or both partners can withdraw behind a system of defences of one kind of another. Theoretical and clinical presentations will explore these challenging difficulties in a couple relationship and offer potential ways forward.
It is for couple-trained therapists already working in the field and provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking at a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute in the heart of central London.
You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through lectures and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups and will study alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by Tavistock Relationships staff members, all experienced couple therapists, including Mary Morgan, Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis and Head of MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, David Hewison, Head of Research and Ethics and programme leader of the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy, and Andrew Balfour, CEO.
This special one day event organised to fall between Tavistock Relationships International Summer School, and the week leading up to the London IPA Congress (happening in London for first time since 1950s), is a collaboration between Tavistock Relationships and the Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Committee of the IPA (COFAP).
Following Tavistock Relationships 70th anniversary last year, this will be an opportunity to further understand, explore and elaborate one of Tavistock Relationships key concepts, ‘Shared Unconscious Phantasy’. International perspectives from North and South America, Europe and other parts of the world will create a dialogue between leading members of the field and participants that we hope will lead to an enrichment of our couple analytic concepts.
The morning will focus on the theory of Shared Unconscious Phantasy and other theoretical perspectives that might differ from or elaborate the concept. Clinical vignettes will be offered to clarify meaning and deepen understanding. In the afternoon, an application of the ideas from the morning will be applied to detailed clinical material. There will be time given to audience participation and panel discussion.
Please also note that the conference is on the 4th floor and unfortunately there is no lift.
The current programme is below:
Shared Unconscious Phantasy: Perspectives from Object Relations and Link Theory
9.00 – 9.30: Registration and coffee
9:30 – 9.45: Welcome: Andrew Balfour (TR) and David Scharff (COFAP)
9.45 – 11.15: 3 X 20 minute TR presentations on SUP plus 30 minutes audience discussion
11.15 – 11.45: Coffee
11.45 – 1.15: 3 X 20 minute COFAP presentations offering different perspectives on SUP plus 30 minutes audience discussion
1:15 – 2:15: Lunch break
2:15 – 3:25: Clinical presentation from TR (30 mins) with response (10 mins) from COFAP plus 30mins audience discussion
3:25 – 3:35: Break
3:35 – 4.45: Clinical presentation from COFAP (30 minutes) with response (10 mins) from TR plus 30 mins audience discussion
4:45 – 5:30: Concepts and Clinical Application – discussion among presenters and large group
Child and adolescent mental health is in crisis and needs to be addressed more than ever. This is not just because children and young people who are suffering need help, but also helping them can be the basis upon which they might build a more solid, healthy and constructive adult life. Beyond the familiar internal and external issues affecting children and adolescents which influence their mental health, we have to take into account societal changes that impact them. These include the challenges brought about by changing sexualities and family structures, new technologies, societal and political disruption and the extension of knowledge in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
This conference aims to address some of these issues from a psychoanalytical perspective. Whether we think of psychoanalysis as a particular tool to help psychological disorders – and/or as a theory of mind that informs many other approaches such as those involving family work, parental help, etc.- psychoanalysis continues to provide the most in-depth understanding of the mind and of how to help those in need.
Independent Psychoanalysis Trust
Independent Women Psychoanalysts of the British Psychoanalytical Society
July 23rd 9:00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis, 112A Shirland Road, London W9 2BT
IPAT in association with the Winnicott Trust, the Association of Independent Psychoanalysts (AIP) and the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA), invites you to participate in a day conference to celebrate the theme of the Feminine prior to the IPA Congress in London.
8.45-9.10 Registration, coffee
9.10 -9.20 Welcome. Jonathan Sklar, Chair IPAT
9.20-10.00 Introduction to the Independents in the British Psychoanalytic Society. Ruth McCall.
Morning Papers chaired by Prof Josh Cohen
10.00-11.10 Enid Balint: The Feminine in the Consulting Room. Elizabeth Wolf and Barbie Antonis
11.10-11.35 Coffee break
11.35-12.45 Ella Sharpe: Being independent, following Freud. Ken Robinson
12.45-1.45 Lunch provided
1.45-3.15 Clinical master class Maia Kirchkheli presenting an analytic case and Jonathan Sklar
3.15-3.45 Afternoon break
3.45-4.45 Plenary discussion
for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists (including coffee and lunch) £85
for candidates and colleagues from currency affected countries £45
non therapists may only attend the conference and lunch (£45)
To register, please visit our website https://independentpsychoanalysistrust.uk/
The IPAT Trust was founded in 2017 to advance the understanding of the British Independent Psychoanalytic tradition. UK charity no. 1176170.
Please book on the IPAT website: https://independentpsychoanalysistrust.uk
With speakers Dr Galit Atlas, Dr Susie Orbach and Professor Andrew Samuels
Saturday 27 July 2019 – London
Dramatic dialogue: Generative enactment and the prospective function
This presentation, based on Galit Atlas and Lewis Aron’s latest book (2018), will focus on how our mind exercises or rehearses for future possibilities. Introducing ideas on “Generative Enactment” and adding the concept of psychic futures to the discussion, we suggest that contemporary clinical practice with its hermeneutic, constructivist and relational leanings is now in a position to think beyond psychological causation driven by our past and present wishes. We re-evaluate the use of what Jung (1916) called the prospective function, and Bion’s theory of the mind as it evolved in his autobiography titled, A Memoir of the Future (1975, 1977, 1979). Through clinical material we will examine how the mind unconsciously “looks forward” to future possibilities.
“The fault is not in our stars, But in ourselves” (Julius Caesar): therapy, work, love, planet and politics with the future in mind
When Andrew was training as a Jungian analyst in the early 1970s, he was aware of the clinical need to ask where things are going in the future as well as where they come from. He also learned that this can lead to elated escapism. Nowadays, when the diverse social and cultural contexts in which individuals live are regarded as crucial concerns for therapists, supervisors and mentors, isn’t it useful also to think about the future of the collective/society/polis/planet in which people are embedded? But futures will vary according to which individual or group we are thinking about. To develop these points, Andrew will turn to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, and Zombie fiction.
When AI comes – will we still have bodies?
The terrain of the body is changing. New developments, #MeToo, Artificial Intelligence, genetics, trans, egg freezing, cosmetic surgery apps, selfies, Snapchat dysmorphia, the Kardashians, the mirror neurone system, Black Lives Matter, rape as a weapon of war, gut politics, implants, sex dolls, require new thinking. Two trends are bucking up against each other: the difficulty of living in the bodies we currently inhabit with their many predicaments and the promise of trouble free almost body-free existence as we move toward futures constituted by algorithms, AI chemistry and Synthetic Biology.
The London Jungian Umbrella Group invites all qualified analysts to a clinical discussion with Joe Cambray
Moments of Complexity in Cross-Cultural Work: cultural components in countertransference dreams
Joe Cambray, Ph.D. is President/CEO & Provost at Pacifica Graduate Institute, is Past-President of the IAAP and was U.S. Editor for the JAP. He serves on various editorial boards. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.
Dr. Cambray is a Jungian analyst based in Santa Barbara, California. His numerous publications include Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe, a new volume: Research in Analytical Psychology: Applications from Scientific, Historical, and (Cross)-Cultural Research (with Leslie Sawin), and Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives in Jungian Psychology (edited with Linda Carter). He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.
Limited spaces available please book early to avoid disappointment.
‘There is no such thing as a baby’
Even before it is born, a baby is alive in the minds of its parents and those around them.
When born, it develops in a complex biological, psychological, and social milieu. It can never
be regarded “alone”: it is always in relation—hence Winnicott’s famous statement that
there is no such thing as a baby. Traditionally, psychotherapeutic practice has found it hard
to work with the perinatal period. Equally, in the past Perinatal Psychiatrists have tended to
focus on major mental illness. This conference seeks to discuss new thinking around
therapeutic work in the family where a new child is expected or has arrived; and looking at
what role we as psychotherapists and as psychiatrists can play in these critical periods of the
development of all family members consulting us.
Gerry Byrne, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist; Clinical Lead for
Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service & Infant-Parent Perinatal Service
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Roch Cantwell, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Leverndale Hospital;
Lead Clinician, Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland
Jessica James, Consultant Parent Infant Psychotherapist
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Sheila Ritchie, Group Analyst & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist; Parent-Infant
Psychotherapist at North East London Foundation Trust Perinatal Parent Infant
Mental Health Service
Optional Extra: Social Dinner (Thursday)
Venue: Amarone, Edinburgh
This year’s event takes us to the Apex Waterloo in the city centre of Edinburgh.
TO REGISTER: Please email Susan.Richardson@rcpsych.ac.uk and we will keep you updated
with the programme and booking information.
A one-day conference exploring the fascinating world of Infant Observation with speakers, a fishbowl demonstration and small group discussions.
This event is for everyone who works with people including therapists, analysts & counsellors and those with an interested in human development, the infant-parent relationship, non-verbal communication and the unfolding psyche.
programme for the day:
09.30 – Registration
10.00 – Corrie Pope, 2018 Gold Kelnar Prize Winning paper
11.15 – Coffee
11.35 – Alessandra Cavalli: A paper in response to thoughts stimulated by Corrie’s paper
12.50 – Presentation of Kelnar Prize Certificates
12.55 – Lunch
13.45 – Fishbowl discussion of an observation by Dimitrios Chartonas, 2018 Kelnar Silver Prize Winner (tbc). Dimitrios and a group of bpf Infant Observation Seminar Leaders &
students will discuss an observation together.
14.45 – Break-out groups
15:30 – Plenary
16.00 – Close
This interactive and experiential workshop will explore the nature of rupture and repair in the therapeutic journey between psychotherapist and client(s). We will examine how and why rupture occurs in the consulting room, and look at ways in which the therapeutic alliance can be repaired.
Most therapists will have experienced a sense of ‘getting it wrong’, feeling caught in an ethical dilemma, a negative transference or counter-transference or a boundary error. How we manage both the clients’ and our own feelings can be difficult. We will explore the various ways in which the experience of rupture can occur in the treatment of individuals and couples, and consider a range of strategies that may be deployed to offer containment and to secure the progress of treatment.
This workshop is dynamic, and will include theoretical understanding of the analysis of negative transference in the context of case presentation. Psychoanalytic and attachment-based models will be kept in mind. Participants are encouraged to attend with a case in mind for discussion in small groups later in the day.
In order to understand a suicide attempt, it is incumbent upon the clinician to understand the nature and function of a pre-suicide state of mind, which is influenced by a suicide fantasy that reflects the self’s aggressive relationship with its body and its primary objects. Anticipating Suicide begins with Freud’s view in Mourning and melancholia (1917) that “sadism alone … solves the riddle of the tendency to suicide…” and will explore the nature of ruthless and sadistic violence. Five common suicide fantasies will be discussed and illustrated with clinical vignettes. The father’s critical role in the outcome of a pre-suicide state will be described with particular attention to the way it is experienced in the counter-transference.
Registration, tea and coffee start at 10.30 am. Tickets are also available on the door at £20.
This event is organised by the bpf Wessex.
Donald Campbell is a training and supervising analyst, Distinguished Fellow and past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a former Secretary General of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He worked for 30 years at the Portman Clinic, an NHS out-patient facility in London, assessing and treating in psychoanalytic psychotherapy children, adolescents and adults who were violent or delinquent or suffered from a perversion. He has published on the subjects of suicide, violence, metaphor, child sexual abuse, fetishism, doubt, adolescence and horror films.