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The Future in the Consulting Room:

Thinking and Working Prospectively in an Uncertain World


With speakers Dr Galit Atlas, Dr Susie Orbach and Professor Andrew Samuels


Saturday 27 July 2019 - London



In this conference, our speakers will explore the challenging proposition that holding our future selves in mind needs to be considered a central aspect of the psychotherapeutic dialogue - one in which patient and therapist experiment with, dramatise and dream-up the patient's future, visualising possible new and adaptive self-states. Fresh nuances in the therapeutic relationship may be needed, ones in which greater attention is paid to imagining the full range of our potential multiple selves and their equally multiple social contexts. In our era of exceptional social fluidity, when we cannot grasp the ways in which our selves are externally moulded, such an approach seems especially important. But it also raises some theoretical questions: is the future an emerging and uncharted space that belongs to the client to discover or one that is co-imagined by the therapy couple?

Speakers

Dr Galit Atlas
Dr Galit Atlas is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and faculty at the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP). She is the author of The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2015), and of Dramatic Dialogues: Contemporary Clinical Practice (Routledge 2018, co-authored with Lewis Aron). Atlas serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and is the author of articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Her New York Times article "A Tale of Two Twins" was the winner of a 2016 Gradiva award. Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City... More >>

Dr Susie Orbach
Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York, in 1981. Her books include Fat is a Feminist Issue, Hunger Strike, On Eating, What's Really Going on Here, Towards Emotional Literacy, The Impossibility of Sex and Bodies. Her latest book In Therapy is from the highly regarded BBC Radio 4 series of the same name which drew 2 million listeners. She has a clinical practice seeing individuals and couples and is a member of The Balint Consultancy... More >>

Professor Andrew Samuels
Andrew Samuels is recognized internationally as one of the foremost political commentators and theorists from the perspectives of psychotherapy and depth psychology. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to the NHS. He draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. But he roots his work in citizens' lived experience, and in what can be learned from therapy work carried out with political awareness. While Andrew does not disguise his background in progressive and left-wing politics and his commitment to diversity and equality, he remains open-minded and celebrates many different takes on social and political issues... More >>


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Fees

Handouts and lunch included
Early bird: £100 (Available until 25 May)
Self-funded: £120
Self-funded x 2: £200
Organisationally-funded: £200
Psychotherapy trainee: £80 (Limited to 10 places)
This event + the online module Advances in Relational Psychotherapy: £210
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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

6th Floor
Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DT
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Schedule

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:30 Coffee
13:30 Lunch
15:45 Tea
17:00 End
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