Encounters with Suicide: Unconscious Dynamics and their Impact on the Psychotherapist
Saturday 21 March 2020 - Dublin
With speakers Dr Cathal Morgan, Heather Moore, Maria McGrane and Linda Hanlon
As early as the late 1890s, Freud reported his own suppression of feelings after his patient’s suicide; for many years the suicide of a patient has been seen as the “therapist’s failure”. More recently, the death of a client by suicide – or suicidal threat – is more acknowledged as a traumatic experience for the therapist but this phenomenon is still very much avoided and underestimated in the literature.READ MORE...
The distressing impact and personal challenges associated with this field area of practice may be hard to articulate but loom as an even greater source of fear and anxiety for a practitioner. This conference will examine the reality of working with clients who express suicidal ideation and draw upon psychoanalytic theories to allow for a thinking-through of this particular manifestation of transference and countertransference dynamic. The day will develop these theories to explore the impact of unconscious processes on practitioners and how they may be utilised to support and empower psychotherapists in this valuable work.
This ticket type is for 2 people. Please specify the name of the second attendee where prompted on checkout.