The Voiceless and Unheard: Understanding Primitive Bodily Communications in Psychotherapy

Saturday 6 July 2019 - London

With speakers Gabrielle Brown, Raffaella Hilty, Professor Brett Kahr, Dr Valerie Sinason and David O'Driscoll

This conference will explore psychotherapy work with severely traumatised and learning disabled patients who must rely on a non-verbal type of language in order to communicate their most dreadful states of mind. Specifically, it aims to elucidate the little-discussed, yet not infrequent, clinical experience of working with individuals who communicate through the use of their body and bodily fluids, manifesting with this lack of bodily containment and lack of mental containment. The speakers will discuss a number of clinical cases in which they will offer a psychoanalytic approach to describe how these embodied states of mind can be felt, tolerated and, when possible, verbalised, so that eventually these clients can begin to experience greater mental containment as well as bodily containment.

ONLINE BOOKING

Early bird: £100
Self-funded: £120
2 x Self Funded: £200
Organisationally-Funded: £200
Psychotherapy trainee: £80 (Limited to 10 places)
A psychotherapy trainee is someone undertaking a therapy training course of at least 8 hours study per week.

This event + the online module Forensic Psychotherapy

:
£195

FEES

Handouts and lunch included
Early bird:
£100 (Available until 4 May)

Self-funded:
£120

Self-funded x 2:
£200

Organisationally-funded:
£200

Psychotherapy trainee:
£80 (Limited to 10 places)

This event + the online module Forensic Psychotherapy:
£195

CPD

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

VENUE

The Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5BA
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SCHEDULE

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:40 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
14:50 Tea
17:00 End