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Friday, 9 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00

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Couple Therapy: Dynamic Approaches for Working with Aggression

A one-day workshop with Susanna Abse

London, March 9th 2017, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

 

As couple therapists, we recognise that aggression, whether in its expressed or repressed form; is often at the heart of the difficulties that many couples bring to therapy. In some cases, the repression of anger and rage is the primary source of difficulties, while in other cases anger and rage seem to be the only ways in which intimate partners are being able to show and share feelings.

At this practical and interactive workshop, which would be especially relevant for psychotherapists, psychologists and couple counsellors, Susanna Abse (former CEO of Tavistock Relationships), focusses on the key skills and mentalization-based therapy (MBT) techniques that can enable couple therapists to work effectively with aggression. She considers aggression in couples from a psychoanalytic viewpoint and helps us:

  • Not be daunted by the levels of anger and abuse that some couples bring to the consulting room
  • Learn how to contain and work with escalated levels of conflict between couples
  • Understand how a comprehension of shared unconscious anxieties can help us orientate our interventions
  • Explore unconscious barriers to the expression of ordinary aggression
  • Understand how and why projective processes are employed to disavow anger and avoid conflict
  • Explore the practitioner’s experiences of, and anxieties about working with aggression
  • Find ways to support couples to manage their feelings better
  • Understand the triggers that can lead to angry explosions of feelings
  • Consider anger as the drive for autonomy and evaluate unconscious phantasies about aggression   
  • Explore and understand why and when verbal aggression may tip into physical violence

Susanna will not only present material based on published evidence; but also, use group discussion and clinical case studies as part of the workshop.  Participants are welcome to bring vignettes of clinical material that can be shared and discussed within the normal boundaries of confidentiality. 

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Broadway House

Tothill Street
SW1H 9NQ London
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Friday, 9 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00


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nscience is an independent organisation that seeks to explore the interdisciplinary richness of mental health disciplines. Through a series of seminars, workshops and conferences that are conducted throughout the year, we aim to present the latest advances in theory and research to practitioners; with a view to furthering their continuing professional development.

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