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10:00 - 12:45


British Psychotherapy Foundation
37 Mapesbury Road
London, NW2 4HJ
United Kingdom

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bjaa skin series 4: traumata & speaking between skins


[This event is for the bpf members and trainee members only. ]

In this presentation Dr Nicola Diamond will address the role of trauma and the way we communicate between skins via somatic symptoms and in the session.

Drawing on her book "Between Skins" and developments since publication she will both introduce key theoretical shifts and clinical material to facilitate understanding and reflection on the nature of sensory affective states, how they manifest in disturbances in the bodily sense of self and their selection as key modes of communication.

She will also address different types of somatic manifestations and the importance of understanding these differences for our clinical work.     


10:00:      Social Dreaming Matrix including reflections on the Skin Series 1: Dream Matrix

11:00:      Coffee

11:20:      Traumata & Speaking Between Skins - Dr Nicola Diamond

12:45:      Finish

about the speaker

Dr Nicola Diamond is Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London, also at the Tavistock Clinic. She is a bpf Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working in private practice.

Previously Nicola worked at The Helen Bamber Foundation for survivors of torture & trauma) and at the Women's Therapy Centre in London.

She has written extensively, most recently the author of "Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments"; Wiley & Sons (2013) and co-author of "Attachment and Intersubjectivity" with Mario Marrone; Whurrs publisher (2003).

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