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