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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships
Summer events package 2018

Summer 2018

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Summer events package providing access to all 3 events below for: £350
   

Insecure Attachment and Unexplained Illness
A therapist's map

Saturday 21 April 2018 - London
With Dr Gwen Adshead, Professor Helen Payne and Professor David Peters
SOLD OUT

At this one-day discussion, we will attempt to map out the association between insecure attachment experiences and medically unexplained symptoms. While theories about hypersensitivity, environmental impacts and post-viral conditions offer certain routes into understanding such conditions, on this occasion we are looking at disorganised attachment as a possible predisposing factor when these illnesses are intractable, for example, inflammatory systemic disorders.

The Inner Baby on the Couch
Infant Development and Relational Psychoanalysis

Friday 18 May 2018 - London
A 1-day seminar led by Dr Stephen Seligman

This seminar will be anchored in the immediacy and vitality of direct experience with infants and their parents, and of the lived experience of therapeutic relationships. Stephen Seligman will consider analogies between infant-parent and patient-therapist patterns of interaction, how looking at babies brings the lived experience of the body back into analysis, and helps us think about the non-verbal, emotional and interactive realms.

Psychoanalytic Babies:
Towards a Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis

Saturday 19 May 2018 - London
A conference with Dr Anne Alvarez, Dr Graham Music and Dr Stephen Seligman

Welcoming back Dr Stephen Seligman (who is also leading a seminar for us on 18 May), this conference will consider how analytic practice can be affected by thinking about infants and children, asking how and whether we can talk about babies and adult patients in the same breath.

Women on the Couch
Saturday 16 June 2018 - London
With Carmen Joanne Ablack, Luise Eichenbaum, Sissy Lykou, Gina Miller and Susie Orbach

With multiple allegations of abuse by powerful men of less powerful women, we (both men and women) are in an extraordinary moment of taking stock of our relative positions to each other. The revelations of transgressions in the entertainment industry - from intrusive touching to actual rape - by intelligent and privileged men are an extraordinary testimony of inequality at the deepest and most primitive level: our relationship to the body and its ownership.










Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2017
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited ten volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published Coffee with Freud (Karnac Books, 2017) and, more recently, New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

Did you know?
The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...