Confer’s Annual Psychgeist Conference: Is Psychotherapy a Relationship or a Cure?

Saturday 21 September 2019 - London

With speakers Shoshi Asheri, Dr Anne Alvarez, Dr Richard Gipps, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr Jay Watts and Judy Yellin

Our aim is to explore the dichotomy between the medical model of assessment, treatment, cure in contrast to its antithesis - a process of exploration between two people, one which focuses on the needs of one but in which each participant draws on their own subjectivities and histories. Our starting point is that the solution-focused approach rests on the idea that someone enters therapy with a problem which can be assessed and for which a suitable treatment can be offered with specific goals leading, hopefully, to a cure. The latter suggests that the problem the client brings is only a starting point from which the therapeutic couple journey unfolds into a relationship of discovery about the patient's inner life. These different stances come with quite different values, vocabularies and concepts about what makes therapy useful. Each speaker will address the question through their own experiences of being in therapy, of being the therapist and of experiencing and witnessing change. We eagerly anticipate their thoughts and invite you to join the discussion.

ONLINE BOOKING

Self-funded: £120
2 x Self Funded: £200
Organisationally-Funded: £200

Self funded + Trauma and Dissociation CPD module

:
£220

FEES

Handouts and lunch included

Self-funded:
£120

Self-funded x 2:
£200

Organisationally-funded:
£200

Psychotherapy trainee:
£80 (SOLD OUT)

CPD

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

VENUE

6th Floor
Foyles Bookshop
107 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DT
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SCHEDULE

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:20 Coffee
13:00 Lunch break
15:10 Tea
17:00 End