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Interpretation or Intersubjective Communication?
What makes a good intervention?

With Dr Aaron Balick, Patrick Casement and Professor Brett Kahr

Saturday 19 March 2016

The psychoanalytic technique of interpreting the unconscious, as a way of bringing previously unformulated and significant expectations about self and other into consciousness, raises many questions about technique: When should an interpretation be made? What is its goal? Will it have the intended therapeutic result? These remain important questions but any discussion about the classical technique of interpretation needs to be set alongside more recent understandings of the importance of empathy, atunement and the role of the therapist's subjectivity when making an intervention. Our speakers are invited to consider answers to these questions from the perspective of their own clinical experience.


Dr Aaron Balick
Dr Aaron Balick is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, supervisor and a media and social networking consultant working in London. Aaron is also an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex where he participates in the post-graduate MA and PhD programmes in psychoanalytic studies; he also lectures and runs workshops in a variety of psychotherapy trainings in the UK. More >>

Patrick Casement
Patrick Casement obtained his degree at Cambridge University, in anthropology and theology. He then trained to become a social worker, subsequently becoming an analytical psychotherapist and then a psychoanalyst and training analyst with British Psychoanalytical Society. His first book On Learning from the Patient (1985) became an international best seller in the field of psychoanalysis. More >>

Professor Brett Kahr
Professor Brett Kahr has worked in the mental health field for over thirty-five years. He is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, and Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Arts at the University of Roehampton. More >>


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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 5.5 hours will be provided at the event

Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:30 Coffee
13:30 Lunch
16.00 Tea and Book signing
16.30 Discussion
17.00 End