Workshops

Neglect and the Problems of Deficits: when therapy gets stalled By Dr Anne Alvarez

Start:
23/06/2018 10:00
End:
23/06/2018 13:00
Price:
£48.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

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Synopsis

 

Whilst a great deal has been written about passionate states of being, sexuality, jealousy, envy, guilt and reparation, what has received less attention is the lack of passion, the mindless and empty states which certain passive clients present to us.

 

In this workshop Anne will be exploring the difficult territory in the therapeutic progress with a client when things seem to  grind to a halt and we  seemingly meet passivity, lack of curiosity and lack of hope.  This raises a  difficult issue, is the client despairingly giving up on us, on therapy and / or herself? While we are cognizant that our therapeutic response needs to be different in such situations – how do we differentiate between defensive retreat and despair?

Inter-Parental Conflict and its Consequences: Maintaining or Breaking Negative Intergenerational Patterns - A half day seminar with Susanna Abse

Start:
29/09/2018 10:00
End:
29/09/2018 13:00
Price:
£54.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Conflict between parents both openly hostile or cold and chronic has been shown to have long term impacts for children’s development and wellbeing. When faced with poorly resolved conflict between their parents, not only are children likely to experience stress, anxiety and emotional insecurity but also to develop internal working models and unconscious attributions that affect their lives and relationships throughout childhood and in adulthood. Drawing on research and intervention studies, and using attachment and object relations frameworks, the seminar will provide opportunities to consider the practice implications of research for working with individuals, couples and families to break negative intergenerational cycles.

A Master Class with Professor Jeremy Holmes

Start:
17/11/2018 10:00
End:
17/11/2018 16:30
Price:
£108.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

Despite exuberance of theory, there is an enduring gap between psychotherapy/counseling practice in the consulting room, and its empirical basis.  We know from quantitative research that therapy works and that no one modality of therapy is consistently and demonstrably superior.  The precise ‘mechanisms of change’ remain obscure, but recent advances in relational neuroscience pinpoint brain processes that foster secure as opposed to insecure attachments, with significant implications for therapeutic practice.  These include

·       bio-behavioural synchrony (Feldman)

·       sensitive periods (Tottenham)

·       the capacity to tolerate not-knowing or ‘unbound energy’ (Friston)

In this master class Professor Homes will explore how knowledge of these principles can influence the minutiae of therapeutic practice, especially sensitivity, affect regulation, shaping therapeutic dialogue and a stance of radical acceptance.  

The exploration of these themes will be interspersed with time and space for ‘live supervision’, where participants can discuss how they apply to their own practice.