CONFERENCE Saturday, 14th October 2017 : Life’s stages and what these may mean for Clients and Therapists. THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL
Speakers: Bob Harris and Dr Judith Anderson
Morning Speaker: Robert Harris M.Inst GA
Bob is a group analyst and psychotherapist, with more than 30 years experience in clinical work with adults and young people. He was a Principal Psychotherapist in the NHS for nearly 10 years, Director of Programmes at the Institute of Group Analysis, and worked as a clinician at the London School of Economics with students from first degree through to post graduate level. He is a member of the IGA International Courses Committee. For several years he has worked in Russia, and Kazakhstan as a supervisor and teacher, currently teaches and supervises students on the qualifying course at the IGA, London, and is Director of Training for Group Analysis Albania. He has written and published many articles and papers, and contributed to several books, including ‘Psychological group work with acute psychiatric patients’ (2009), ‘Working with Distressed Young People’ (2011), ‘Bion’s Sources’ (2013), and ‘Teaching Bion’ (2015). He has a special interest in working with psychosis.
TOPIC: The foundation years from birth to young adulthood –Transitions and transformations. Growing fully into the adulthood years – 25 to 45
Do stages of development, life stages and ‘rites of passage’ mean anything any more? Does the current ‘post truth’ social environment of insecurity, mistrust of authority and lifelong debt produce unmanaged trauma and psychotic phenomena on an individual and social scale? What does it mean to grow up in our current context of globalised social media and confusing, infantilised, adult behaviours?
In this setting, how do the infant and child live on in the young person and adult? Can we tell if a client has regressed, or never progressed? How do we work with these elements in a clinical setting that emphasises emotional truth?
followed by a Performance Interlude with Students of Performance at Southampton Solent University How we see it – Reflections in another Form
Afternoon Speaker: Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson is a Jungian psychotherapist and member of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. Having chaired Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility for a number of years, she is on the Executive Committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance, http://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/
TOPIC: Eldership in a time of Climate Change; and other gritty developmental tasks!
In 1972 analyst Harold Searles told us “the ecological crisis is the greatest threat mankind collectively has ever faced”. Forty-five years on, many in our profession still seem to be in a dream-like non-engagement, and the crisis has deepened. In this presentation I hope we can explore together:
What are the resources we need to face the situation, and act accordingly?
The Solent Hotel and Spa, Whiteley
THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL