Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach Workshop

Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach Workshop

Presented by Anna Santamouris, a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists
Saturday, 1st December 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

This workshop will look at suicide and other forms of self harm (cutting, eating disorders, addiction) and the unconscious forces that compel the individual to attack itself.

We will explore self harm as a defence to combat mood disorders (hopelessness, ambivalence and pessimism) and or stressful times in peoples’ lives. This workshop will be interactive, using role play and small group discussions to try and better understand the origins of suicidal wishes; the conflict between ego and superego and the presence of depression in certain pathological states associated with self harm.

We will consider splitting and projective identification as the mechanisms patients use to split good from bad in the internal world and then locating the bad in the body which is then destroyed.

We will also spend time trying to understand the feelings evoked in the therapist in sessions, the transference and counter transference, while working with this client group. The workshop will combine presentation of psychoanalytic theory and in depth client material to gain a greater understanding of self harm and how to work with it in the consulting room.

There will be a hand-out distributed.

Venue: St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street,
Enfield EN2 6AR (Meeting Room, Ground Floor)

Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS)

Tea and Coffee is provided

To Book call: 020 8367 2333 or Email Us

Full payment should be received by 1 November 2018

10 Seminars: An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion

10 Seminars: An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion

An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion
10 Seminars with Simon Good, UKCP, BPC Counts as 15 hours CPD

Psychoanalysis seen through the Bion’s eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualisations which preceded him. We have not the slightest hesitation in saying that he is the deepest thinker within psychoanalysis – and this statement does not exclude Freud. (Symington & Symington, 1996,p. xii)

This series of seminars/discussions will focus on some of the main concepts to be found in Bion’s writings. Bion brought a piercing light into classical analytic theory and technique. He believed that the therapist is in a never ending ‘process of becoming’ authentic. The aim of the seminars is for the therapist to find a personal recognition of the thinking of Bion and apply this to their clinical work. The main focus will be on Bion’s understanding of thinking (Grid) and how with the controversial notion of ‘O’ creates within the therapist an authentic drive towards ‘Truth’ (Grotstein).

About Simon Good
Graduated from the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1994. He has extensive experience in training and is at present supervising students on the Guild Supervision course.
The seminars run one Saturday per month. There are two seminars each Saturday you may choose which time suits you: either 1pm to 2.30 or 2.45pm to 4.15pm. There is a maximum of 14 per group.

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Dates: Oct 20th, Nov 10th , Dec 15th, Jan 19th, Feb 16th, March 16th , April 20th, May 25th, June 22nd and July 20th
Venue: Meeting Room, St Pauls Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6AR.
Cost: £200 for members of the public and registered ECS members; £180 for Trainees.

To reserve a place contact ECS on 020 8367 2333 OR > Email Us