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20:15 - 22:00


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jung forum: the borderline psychosis

In his talk, Dr Dale will argue that the borderline condition is far from something that operates on the border of psychosis and neurosis. Through the use of theoretical and clinical material he will describe how workers in this field inevitably become gripped by the psychotic process, chiefly participation mystique.

Furthermore he will challenge the perception of psychosis as being a singularly pathological process and posit that it is better considered a developmental one. What we might consider pathological is, as Jung originally stated, a matter of degree and not nature and might reach a monstrous intensity in adult life if early adversity, in particular neglect, prevails.

This event is open to all bpf members and trainees. It counts as 1.5 CPD hours.

The talk starts at 8.30pm.


about the speaker

Dr Oliver Dale is a Consultant Psychiatrist in West London Mental Health Trust and a Jungian Analyst. He works in the NHS as a psychiatrist for a community personality disorder service in Hammersmith and Fulham and is the Clinical Lead for the Cassel Hospital. He has a small private practice in Hammersmith.

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