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

23/06/2018 10:00
23/06/2018 13:00






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?

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

29/09/2018 10:00
29/09/2018 13:00

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.