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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships
Lost and Gained in Translation
A 1-day conference exploring the nature of giving or receiving psychotherapy in a non-mother tongue language

Saturday 15 June 2013

This conference-workshop is an exploration of the significance of giving or receiving psychotherapy in a second language or across a language divide in the therapy relationship. Our speakers will propose that language embodies fundamental elements of cultural and individual identity and for this reason it is at the very core of the psychotherapy relationship. This has especial significance for the treatment of bilingual patients. Not only can their second language as an effective barrier against intolerable affect, but a second language can deeply alter a person's sense of self. We will also consider the complexity of using an interpreter in the therapy session including the issues of introducing a third person in a relationship that is normally dyadic and repercussions in terms of the relational dynamics. Research findings into the relationship between linguistics and emotion will contribute to the discussion.






Self-funded £144
Organisationally-funded : £240