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Psychodynamic Skills Training

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Dartford Science and Technology College

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An eight-session experiential course to run annually. Designed for all staff working across the health-care sector. It would suit those interested in or already involved in psychotherapeutic work as well as those wishing to develop their existing roles. Doctors doing psychotherapy elective, nurses, psychologists, healthcare assistants or project workers already conducting or wishing to pursue group, psycho-social or individual therapy are welcome.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own working practices and to develop their roles through working with experienced psychodynamically trained psychotherapists. For those who attend all sessions a certificate of 40 hours CPD will be awarded. You will also be eligible to join an ongoing support group which will commence in January 2020.


2019 Programme [Seminars take place on the last Saturday of the month]


26 January: 09:30 - 13:00

Surviving the psychological impact of working with people in the care system

Seminar Leader: Bob Harris

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price

Bob’s talk will focus on the communication and transmission of distress by people who are experiencing psychological disturbance or who are disturbing others around them. Revisiting classical theories including experiences of projective identification he will use illuminating examples from the arts, sports and games, politics, social and group life, and vignettes from clinical and clinical supervisory work. Participants will have time and space to bring their own examples and experiences for discussion, learning and reflection.

23 February: 09:30 - 13:00

‘Finding a Voice’ Large Group Dialogue – How we can understand and function within organisations and large groups?

Seminar leader: Teresa von Sommaruga Howard

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor, Marcus Price

This will be an interactive session to introduce some theoretical ideas about larger groups and their characteristics. Our society, community groups and work groups are all larger groups rather than small groups and they all have an impact on who we are and how we think.

This session will encourage students to explore these forces, which impact our lives without us necessarily thinking about them.


30March: 09:30 - 13:00

Achieving therapeutic space within organisations

Seminar Leader: Josephine Canty,

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price


The dysfunction created by not experiencing a safe base, a safe home, is often replicated in lives of our clients. As Mental health workers, we try to create safe spaces in which to do therapeutic work. This seminar will consider how achieving a secure setting in the workplace can be hard. Nevertheless, it is important for the caregiver and the client to feel that you both deserve a comfortable space in which to work. This includes the fabric of the space, the time, and boundaries of the setting.


27 April: 09:30 - 13:00

Working with Dreams in Groups

Seminar leader: Mike Tait

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price

Both Winnicott and Foulkes locate their explorations in an environment which, in different ways, they see as prior to the notion of individuality - as something that happens 'between' people.

Behaviours - be they antisocial or symptomatic - can be understood as a form of communication between people, rather than as within individuals, and as looking for an environmental response. Dreams are located between the conscious and the unconscious, between the personal and the social and can offer unique opportunities for a meeting of minds.

Mike is a group analyst and dramatherapist who has spent most of the last 40 years working in therapeutic communities.

Reading list:

Any paper or chapter from 'Deprivation and Delinquency' by Winnicott or from 'Selected Papers' by Foulkes

25 May: 09:30 - 13:00

Imprisonment and Liberation: what kinds of learning are possible in today's educational institutions?

This seminar will consider the value of therapeutic groups for students, conducted in Universities.

Seminar leader: David Glyn

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price

29 June 30:09:30 - 13:00

Borders and Boundaries: Implications for therapeutic space

Seminar Leader: Julia Borossa

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price

28September: 09:30 - 13:00

Literature: Towards an Understanding of Depth Psychology

Seminar Leader: Mariajose Blanco

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price


30 November: 09:30 - 13:00

Where are we Now? Problems and Possibilities for Therapeutic Workers

Seminar Leader: Bob Harris

Experiential Group Conductor: Mike Tait

Convenor: Marcus Price


You can book individual sessions or the whole course. Reimbursements will be made to people who drop out 30 days prior to the course commencing. Please note that a small percentage is added to the cost of tickets to cover Eventbrite site costs, this latter would not be reimbursed if you were to withdraw.

Cost of each seminar booked via Eventbrite:

Individual: £40.00 + Eventbrite fee £3.71 total £43.71

Paid by Institution £60.00 + Eventbrite fee £5.27 total £65.27

The complete course of 8 sessions for individuals: £320.00 + Eventbrite Fee £25.55 total £ 345.55

The institutional rate for 8 sessions: £480.00 + Eventbrite Fee £38.03 total £518.03

( When booking individual seminars please specify the dates of the seminars you wish to attend by emailing epicentre8@gmail.com. Please note also that there are a maximum of 25 spaces for each seminar so early booking is advisable)

For further information contact Marcus Price at epicentre8@gmail.com tel. 07760614028

Please note that the seminars are subject to changes.

[Please note changes from the original program,‘Finding a Voice’ Large Group Dialogue will now take place in February and "Achieving therapeutic space within organisations," will now be in March. The working with dreams in groups seminar is now in April and the "Literature, Towards an understanding of depth psychology," will now take place in September as stated above]

About EPIC Staff Members

Marcus Price

UKCP registered psychotherapist, BAPPS registered clinical supervisor, full member of the Group Analytic Society International and Associate Member of The Institute of Group Analysis. Marcus has many year’s experience working in NHS and private practice psychotherapy. Having developed a career in psychodynamic psychotherapy from nursing practice, Marcus is passionate about what experiential psychodynamic education can offer healthcare workers.

Bob Harris

Fully Qualified Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA),1986.; Certificate in Education, University of Exeter; Approved Clinical Supervisor, Institute of Group Analysis UK; Formerly Principal NHS Psychotherapist and Director of Programmes at the Institute of Group Analysis. Currently Director of Training, Group Analysis Albania. Bob is also an author whose publications include the excellent book, Working with Distressed Young People, SAGE/Learning Matters 2011.

Julia Borossa

Julia has an interdisciplinary academic background in Literature and History of Science. Her research interests include the history, politics and cultures of the psychoanalytic movement; transcultural understandings of the psyche; social and state violence; trauma and resilience; groups and communities. Her research collaborations have led her to work on projects in Russia, Egypt, Lebanon and Brazil. She also practises as a psychotherapist and a group analyst. She is committed to understanding how ways of using and interpreting dreams may differ or converge across cultures and co-convened dream workshops in Cairo.

Mike Tait

Full member of the Institute of Group analysis and Group Analytic Society International. Mike has worked for many years in therapeutic communities. A group analyst and drama therapist, Mike is well known for using cricket, mountaineering and other activities in helping troubled young people. Mike has conducted many different types of groups, including dream groups in various settings.

Teresa von Sommaruga Howard

Teresa is an honorary member of the Institute of Group Analysis. She has conducted groups in many different countries. Her careers in architecture and group analysis are combined in her book, Design Through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients (Architecture in Practice) by Franck, Karen A., von Sommaruga Howard, Teresa (2010). Having trained with the late Patrick de Maré, Teresa has an international reputation for conducting median and large groups as well as social dreaming matrices.

Josephine Canty

Josephine is a member of The Institute of Group Analysis. (IGA) a qualified supervisor (IGA) Art psychotherapist, UKCP registered. Josephine’s work experience since 1988, includes drug rehabilitation centres, a NHS personality disorders unit and an HMS prison.

David Glyn

David is a group analyst and President of The Group-Analytic Society International. His psychotherapy work has included private individual and group work, supervision of NHS teams and individuals working in the NHS as well as teaching on group analytic trainings.

Mariajosé Blanco

Maria-José Blanco has an academic background in Spanish literature and language. She is a Group Work Practitioner (IGA) and is in the final stages of her Group Analytic training. Her academic interest lays in Life-Writing and autobiography. She has co-edited The Power of Death: Reflections on Death in Western Society (Berghahn: 2014) and Feminine Singular: Women Growing Up Through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (Peter Lang 2017). She has published two special issues of the Journal of Romance Studies on Autobiographical writing and Women’s Ageing in Literature.

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