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Reflecting On Our Thoughts, Feelings And Reverie In The Therapeutic Encounter To Enhance Understanding Of Our Clients, with Paul Terry
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£30 – £45
Half a century after Freud introduced the Talking Cure there was a seismic development when his followers came to understand that instead of the therapist’s feelings being a hindrance upon reflection these feelings can reveal unconscious communication from the client. The counter-transference which refers to the therapist’s thoughts, feeling and reverie has since become central to psychoanalytic and psychodynamic practice. In a workshop format Paul Terry will introduce some examples of counter-transference for discussion. He also encourages members of the workshop to bring some examples. He will discuss his theoretical understanding of the projective processes underlying counter-transference and the implications of this understanding for how to use the counter-counter-transference in practice.
Paul Terry is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in private practice. During his career in the NHS he worked in child, adolescent, and adult mental health, forensic settings, and latterly in specialist mental health team for older people. In tandem with his clinical work in the NHS Paul was Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has a particular interest in the application of psychodynamic ideas to counselling and psychotherapy in different contexts. He has written extensively about his clinical work, and in 2008 he published a revised second edition of his book Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People: A Psychodynamic Approach (London: Palgrave Macmillan).
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