Working with ‘Hard-to-Reach’ Individuals in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Date(s) - Saturday 3rd November, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Coast Centre

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

Trainer:  Dr Maggie Turp

Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 4.00pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee: early bird £105 (before 13th October 2018; £120 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate

In this workshop, we will look at the dynamics in play when a patient/client is ‘hard to reach’. We will be thinking about patients who are under-reactive, apparently insulated, as in some cases of depression and also those who are over-reactive, apt to feel easily intruded upon and given to angry outbursts against the ‘intruder’.

With the help of clinical examples and infant observations, we will consider the past experiences that may have given rise to difficulties of this nature, drawing on both psychodynamic theory and neuroscience understandings of self-regulatory mechanisms. We will also share and discuss countertransference responses to these situations, which can range from feeling desperate to break through on the one hand to becoming overly wary of ‘rocking the boat’ on the other.

There will be opportunities during the day for live supervision of work with ‘hard to reach’ patients.

Participants are encouraged to bring client material for opportunities to have live supervision with Maggie on the day.

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