A Couple State of Mind: Insights into Couple Relating and Therapeutic Work with Couples
Saturday 29 June 2019 - London
With speakers Mary Morgan and Stanley Ruszczynski
This conference, inspired by our speaker Mary Morgan’s new book A Couple State of Mind (Routledge, 2019) for psychotherapists who are looking for further insight into couple relating and concepts for working with couple relationships. Understanding what the couple creates together as their own developmental journey will be richly examined by Mary Morgan, drawing on psychoanalytic concepts such as shared unconscious phantasy, projective systems and narcissistic relating. Some couples have challenges that impair their creation of a positive developmental relationship. Here, Stanley Ruszczynski will explore perverse and violent states of mind and behaviour as a consequence of insensibility to each other’s needs and subjectivity.READ MORE...
In a more primitive psychic state, the other is absent and perceived as a threat; or there is an anxiety about separateness, which feels like a betrayal. Such states can be enacted in an attempt to manage threats and a strong theoretical framework for the therapist is needed in order not to be derailed by splitting, unpredictable and hostile enactments.
The talks will be followed by a live supervision session with both speakers.
This ticket type is for 2 people. Please specify the name of the second attendee where prompted on checkout.
A psychotherapy trainee is someone undertaking a therapy training course of at least 8 hours study per week.