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UKCP Conference 2017

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Saturday, 11 March 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

UKCP Conference 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
UKCP Members 3d 15h 51m £95.00 £4.04
UKCP Students and Trainees 3d 15h 51m £50.00 £2.69
Non-UKCP Members 3d 15h 51m £130.00 £5.09

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  • Contribute to the political debate with key decision makers
  • Hear from researchers and psychotherapists at the cutting edge
  • Share your insights into the direction of the profession
  • Choose from a wide range of workshops


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Iain McGilchrist, former director of the Maudsley hospital and author of The Master and His Emissary.

Richard Erskine, director of the institute for Integrative Psychotherapy in Vancouver.

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Workshop 1

Wheelbarrows, taxis and the Big Bad Wolf: working with metaphor with children and adults - Michèle Bartlett

Working at depth with our client’s metaphors allows us to explore and achieve a better understanding of the landscape of their inner world.  Using case examples and experiential exercises, this workshop reflects on the importance of creating an imaginative space for phenomenological enquiry.

 (Please note: This workshop is now full, but you can add your name onto the waiting list.)


Workshop 2

What can research do for us? - Carol Martin

Most of us became psychotherapists to make a difference. To achieve this we need to use, even carry out, research. This workshop will discuss strategy and unveil a new UKCP research project. The Pathfinder is intended to help clinicians track client progress and contribute to a database of evidence on psychotherapy.


Workshop 3

Therapy Online - A Secure Base in Separate Places - Nikki Reeves

Can we create the essential Secure Base when we are not in the same room, if so how? We will look at those who have no alternative and those who choose to work remotely. The experiences of rupture and repair remain, and form the cornerstones of the secure base that result in effective therapy. In addition Online therapy allows a closeness, with a zone of proximal safety unavailable in same room sessions. 


Workshop 4

Principles of relational psychotherapy - Richard Erskine

(Please note: This workshop is now full.)



Workshop 5

Psychotherapy and the politics of wellbeing - Emmy van Deurzen, Digby Tantam, Peter Kunzmann and Fiona Biddle (Chair)

In 2010 David Cameron, declared that “the country would be better off if we thought about wellbeing and quality of life as well as economic growth” propelling wellbeing into the political limelight.  The session will explore the philosophical, research and policy issues connected to the wellbeing agenda – and how these relate to psychotherapy.


Workshop 6

Psychotherapy as an ethical endeavour Mary MacCallum Sullivan

Some use the language of psychological therapies which includes the notion of a treatment model and scientific evidence base.  How would it be to emphasise the care in the caring professions, and speak instead of psychotherapy as an ethical undertaking, a fiercely difficult and vital process of remaining human with the other.  Can we come together as colleagues and explore such differences?


Workshop 7


The future of psychotherapy: How neuroscience will change the way therapy is done and the connection to  well-being and resilience. A view from a trauma therapist - Peter Bowes


The thesis is that the future of psychotherapy deduced from current neuro-biological research depends upon understanding and creating the conditions under which the brain will re-process dysfunctional neurological networks. After ten years of using EMDR in private practice supplemented by exploring neuroscience research and understanding more of how EMDR works, Dr Peter Bowes will share and debate his thoughts about what he sees as inevitable changes to the way therapy is approached.



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When & Where

Regent's University
Regent’s Park campus Inner Circle
Regent’s Park
NW1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 11 March 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations.

What we do:
UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. We hold the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. We also hold a specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people. 

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