The Traumatised Mother's Inner World
Saturday 15 June 2019 - London
Implications for the Child's Development
Such a new mother can have significant difficulties managing the constant demands that caring for her baby makes on her already depleted emotional resources. Here, unconscious defensive processes are always active and can render a baby at risk. This is a very extensive problem in our society and as practitioners we can make an important contribution by developing our understanding of how and why the experience of becoming a mother can lead to a sudden deterioration in a woman's mental health. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect and discuss clinical cases and to gain a better understanding of how theory informs therapeutic formulation and intervention.
A psychotherapy trainee is someone undertaking a therapy training course of at least 8 hours study per week.