A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists
Saturday 28th May 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm
The way in which talking therapies are conducted is currently in the midst of an evolution. Great changes have occurred over a short period of time as a result of covid-19, but also more gradual changes have also come about, due to the greater level of communication and sense of identification within the virtual world.
This workshop explores the changes, adaptations, and considerations that psychodynamic therapists need to have in mind in order to maintain the integrity of the work.
This workshop is aimed at all practitioners but particularly recommended for trainees/qualified practitioners who are considering working in private practice.
Interactive group discussion will be incorporated into this workshop.
Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences.
Recommended for all trainees, counsellors, and psychotherapists as a follow up to the BACP/OU online course.
Venue: This will be online workshop conducted on Zoom
With Anna Santamouris – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists
Saturday 19th March 2022, 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 people’s 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.
Please register your place. Please note this workshop has limited places.