We offer a rolling program of Continuing Professional Development courses to counsellors and psychotherapists.
To book any of these courses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8661 7869
Saturday 10 February, 10am – 2.30pm
Themes for the Day:
Jack Nathan is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and a consultant psychotherapist at Maudsley’s Self-Harm Outpatients’ Service (SHOPS). He is interested in how to work with self-harming borderline patients: in particular the kinds of countertransference difficulties they arouse and the multiple meanings, including lifesaving one, attached to their self-destructive behaviours. He is author of numerous papers including: ‘Self harm: a strategy for survival and nodal point of change’ (2006), and co-authored with Duncan Maclean, ‘Treatment of personality disorder: limit-setting and the use of benign authority’ (2007) and a soon to be published paper in the British Journal of Psychotherapy on, The Use of Benign Authority with Severe Borderline Patients: a Psychoanalytic Paradigm’.
Jack Nathan will explore the nature of the borderline patient’s viscerally disturbing experiences. He will consider what makes their experiences different from the ‘normal-neurotic’ via the way this difference is embodied by the psychotherapist, for whom the counter transference reactions also cause profound disturbances that resonate with those of the patients.
Working from a stance he terms benign authority, Jack will present a model where interventions are organised around the ‘maternal’ and ‘paternal’ functions and the dialectical tensions between these two poles. Because losing one’s therapeutic equilibrium is an inescapable feature of work with borderline patients, he will detail the way in which Benign Authority can support the therapist, especially when confronted by their own idiosyncratic counter-transference limitations.
Eligible for Certificate for 4 hours CPD
To reserve a place please call Maria or Jan on 020 8661 7869,
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Previous CPD events have included
Saturday 4 February 2017: ‘masculinity’: Dean Whittington uring this workshop we will reflect on men’s emotional lives and the various links between childhood and adulthood. Dean Whittington PhD FDAP works in private practice, writes about psychotherapy and is involved in training and consultancy. Originally, he trained in Person Centred Counselling at Cambridge University Extra Mural Studies. He furthered his interest in therapy on a Post Graduate Course in Community Education at Edinburgh, where he was introduced to Alfred Adler and Erich Fromm. He completed a Doctorate at Goldsmiths University.
Saturday, 12th November 2016: TRAUMA: ‘It doesn’t define who I am’ with Claire Parlane: How does a person survive trauma? How do we survive working with it? What part can we have in healing? Is healing possible? And does it really not define who someone is? During this one day workshop we will be considering these questions, and others, looking at theory and case studies in this area and connecting these with our own experience, both as individuals in our own right and as therapists with clients. The day will include discussion, experiential work, theory and supervisory elements in the hope of creating new insight into this dark and difficult area of work. Claire Parlane is a psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Worthing, West Sussex, focusing on long-term, analytical psychotherapy. Her speciality is early trauma. Additionally, she works for charitable organisations as a supervisor, consultant, teacher and trainer. Claire has extensive clinical experience accumulated over 20 years in the private, charitable, voluntary and public sectors.
Saturday, 8th October 2016: The Meaning of Money with Alice Cowley: For many of our patients, it feels shameful to have to pay to be listened to. It can be hard to bring up problems around money in the consulting room, and yet, if we don’t, are we colluding with something unreal? This workshop examined the unconscious assumptions we make about ourselves, and the shame and fear around our own desire to be paid as well as some of the symbolic meanings underlying conflicts over money in the consulting room. Alice Cowley trained as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy and as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at the Lincoln Clinic. She has worked as a counsellor at WPF Therapy, Victim Support and St George’s Medical School and is now employed in the NHS as a psychotherapist working with cancer patients. She also works in private practice and has learned through experience the necessity of working out a realistic and fair fee, and not to panic when it is time to fill out her tax return.
Saturday, 7th May 2016: TRAUMA: ‘It doesn’t define who I am’ with Claire Parlane: Does the raw and muffled quality of trauma really not define who someone is? How does a person survive trauma? How do we survive working with it? In working with those who are traumatised, we are often holding their life – their survival – in our consulting room. To traverse the landscape of pain, horror and the irrevocable with our clients, helping them make what reparations they can, is some of our most important work. Claire Parlane is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Worthing, West Sussex. Her speciality is early trauma. Claire has extensive clinical experience accumulated over 20 years in the private, charitable, voluntary and public sectors and is studying for a PhD in trauma and identity.
Saturday, 27th February 2016: Psychosomatic Disorders with Mary Pat Campbell:It can be a challenge for counsellors to explore and understand what is being communicated through a client’s physical symptoms. This workshop explores how counsellors can think about physical symptoms which are experienced as concrete physical events with little or no room for psychological exploration and understanding. Mary Pat Campbell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and British Psychotherapy Foundation. She has over 20 years’ experience of working as a psychotherapist in the NHS, primarily in Neurological Rehabilitation and General Practice.
Saturday, 26th September, Saturday, 24th October & Saturday, 21st November 2015: Assessment Training with Joan Wilson – Three-day workshop: These workshops will consider the theory and practice of clinical assessment for psychodynamic counselling and the development of assessment skills. Saturday, 10th October 2015 10am to 4.00pm ‘Ah – Bereavement – that old chestnut’ A workshop exploring the myths, phantasies and fears associated with bereavement, as well as the unique suffering of the client in relation to a particular death. by Claire Parlane
Saturday 12th July 2014 10am to 3.30pm Only Connect; Psychotherapy with people on the Autistic and Asperger’s Spectrum with Dr Alan Corbett Saturday 25 January 2014 Mentalisation Based Therapy: An Introductory Workshop with Nick Glover, BSW, MA, Dip.Psych. UKCP Saturday 18th May 2013 Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse with Lauren White Saturday 23rd March 2013 Assessment and Treatment in Brief Therapy with Paul Gurney Saturday 16th June 2012 The Meaning of Money with Alice Cowley Saturday 19th November 2011 Transference & Counter transference with Alistair Park Saturday 15th October 2011 Post Natal Depression with Sarah Weir Saturday 17th September 2011 Interracial conversations in counselling and psychotherapy with Paul Gurney Saturday 11th June 2011 Sexuality with Bríd Greally Saturday 9th April 2011 Bereavement and the work of mourning with Bríd Greally