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Autumn Programme 2017 - Season Ticket

Autumn 2017

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Season ticket providing access to all 6 events below for: £495
   

Men on the Couch
Saturday 23 September 2017 - London
With Rotimi Akinsete, Paul Atkinson, Andy Metcalf, Dr Eyal Rozmarin and Professor Andrew Samuels

This conference is about men in therapy - from both sides of the 'couch'. Our speakers will explore the ways in which men manage their vulnerabilities - including their desire for connection and dependency needs - as well as some male relational strategies that are more familiar in our culture: the appearance of invulnerability, emphasis on performance and detachment from others. They will be asking why, often, men still feel required to defend against need and what challenge this can present for men in therapy, and their therapists - whether male or female.

Venue: 6th Floor Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT


Desire in the Consulting Room
Saturday 4 November 2017 - London
With Dr Andrea Celenza, Professor Joy Schaverien and the reading of a play by Laurie Slade

This day puts sexuality back in the frame of psychoanalytic theorising with the aim of demarcating a place for pure erotic longing within psychotherapy. Using clinical histories, relational/field theories and theatre to imaginatively represent a possible scenario of love and desire between a psychotherapist and patient, our speakers will elaborate the meanings of love in the consulting room, both as transferential and real.

Venue: Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA


The Deepening of the Mind
Saturday 11 November 2017 - London
A day with Neville Symington

In early May 2017 Neville Symington gave four talks on the theme of the development of the mind. He now returns to develop this theme in four new talks. Beginning with two presentations on the psychoanalytic treatment of patients who are psychotic he will then use the clinical insight derived from these to elaborate the principles needed for the mind to deepen and grow, and will consider those factors which become obstacles to that new growth.

Venue: 6th Floor Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT


Listening to Transmissions between Generation
Saturday 18 November 2017 - London
With Dr Haydée Faimberg and Dr Jill Salberg

It is widely accepted that the traumas of parents, grand-parents and ancestors are deeply woven into the psychological fabric of the living, often manifesting in the form of psychological vulnerability throughout life. But this presents a particular enigma for both patient and psychotherapist alike: how can the material be known and worked with when it belongs to someone else - mother, grandmother, father, grandfather or great grandparent?

Venue: Grange Fitzrovia Hotel, 20-28 Bolsover Street, London W1W 5NB


Transpersonal Narratives in Eco-Psychology
Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 - Eden Project
With Sophy Banks, James Barrett, Caroline Brazier, Marion Green, Professor Jeremy Holmes, Dr Justine Huxley, Kamalamani, Paul Maiteny, Peter Owen-Jones, Mary-Jayne Rust and Nick Totton

This conference proposes that caring for the natural world of which we are an integral part is critical for our survival and our emotional well-being. Disrespecting that which nurtures us leads to deepening splits, tensions and conflicts within and beyond ourselves, which counter well-being and continue our dissociation from nurturing the planet, our home.

Venue: The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG


Illness in the Consulting Room:
Working with people who present life-threatening illness in therapy

Saturday 2 December 2017 - London
With Sue Cowan-Jenssen, Dorothy Judd and Julia Segal

The diagnosis of a life-threatening illness will fill almost any individual with terror as they face the fear of dying and the process of death. Cancer in particular arouses huge anxieties. Even though half those diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for ten years or more, the fear of not being one of those survivors, the adjustment of identity of shifting from a healthy person to being seriously ill, the rigours of treatment and the resulting shift in dynamics of that person's relationships - including that with their therapist - form a potentially overwhelming constellation of events that are a profound threat to the self.

Venue: Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA











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