Using the Self in Psychotherapy

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Stillpoint Spaces London

23 Clerkenwell Close

London

EC1R 0AA

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Learn how to apply relational theory to work at a deeper level with clients.

Who are you as a therapist, and how does your personal background affect your practice?

Whatever your clinical background or theoretical modality, it is your “personal factors” that are most likely to have an effect on your clients – and their personal factors that will equally have an effect on you.

Overall, it is the relationship between the two of you that counts.

However, resting on the assumption that “it’s the relationship stupid” is not enough. Relational Psychoanalysis offers a way to understand this complex relationship, so you can begin to get a handle on the unconscious dynamics that infuse the therapeutic situation.

This workshop will address some of the major themes of Relational Theory, enabling you to think more intersubjectively about your practice, and work at a deeper level with clients. Across the day you will be offered a theoretical frame, clinical examples, practical tools to draw on for practice, and time for reflection on your clinical practice. The workshop is open to both trainees and experienced clinicians who wish to increase their knowledge and experience in relational practice.

The course is CPD accredited, and will contribute six hours of Continuing Professional Development.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the history and development of Relational Psychoanalysis

  2. Apply the basics of Relational Theory including intersubjectivity, enactment, mutual recognition, and “the third”

  3. Know how to apply relational theory to clinical practice (e.g. what makes an effective relational intervention).


Course Leader

Dr Aaron Balick - The Weekend University

Aaron Balick, PhD is a psychotherapist, cultural theorist and author applying ideas from depth psychology to culture and technology. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK).

He is a founding member and former executive chair of The Relational School UK. His books include 'The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self' and the illustrated children's self-help book: 'Keep Your Cool: How to Deal with Life's Worries and Stress'. 'The Little Book of Calm' was released in January of 2018. Aaron is the director of Stillpoint Spaces, a psychology, co-working, therapy, and events hub in London.



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The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience.

If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back, and we will cover the cost of your travel to and from the venue.

Who is this for?

This workshop is primarily aimed at coaches, although it is suitable (and likely to be beneficial) for anyone working in the helping professions.

You might be:

  • A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development

  • A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject

  • A member of the general public seeking to expand your knowledge in psychology.

Timetable

  • 9:30 – 11:00: Welcome and morning lecture “Relational Theory: the basics” followed by Q&A

  • 11:00 – 11:20: Break

  • 11:20 – 1:00: Group Exercise and discussion

  • 1:00 – 2:00: Lunch

  • 3:00 – 4:30: Afternoon talk on clinical applications: “Relational Therapy as a Theory of Subjectivity: what makes a relationship with “me” so special?” followed by Q&A.

What's included?

  • CPD Certificate (six hours of continuing professional development)
  • All course materials

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Stillpoint Spaces London

23 Clerkenwell Close

London

EC1R 0AA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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