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jung forum: coming out about valuing a longer term, intermittent, low frequency, applied psychotherapy for patients struggling with complexity


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Using case studies, Serena Wilmott will reflect on the possible reasons why infrequently seen, difficult to refer patients with complex needs are seemingly able to make constructive use of contact and make significant changes in their lives over time. She will also explore why sometimes (with some patients) less intense contact over a long time frame might be more beneficial than what is usually offered.

She will be thinking about how intermittent or infrequent applied psychotherapeutic work with this group of people is often by necessity carried out, rather than being recognised and offered as a valid programme. Infrequent contact is not often acknowledged, or perhaps valued, in either psychoanalytic (or even psychiatry circles). An implicit sense of ‘shame’ about this kind of work may need re-evaluation. In conflict with this, to value infrequent work has the worrying potential for political ramifications with NHS Commissioners and funding for more intensive services.


You can join this Jung forum via zoom. The link will be sent to you after registering.


about the speaker

Serena Willmott is a Senior member and training analyst with the BPF and BJAA. Besides her private practice and teaching, she has worked part time for 25 years in a GP Practice specifically employed to see patients who may have particular difficulties with the onward referral processes within the NHS and other non-statutory services.  She also sits on the Primary Care Committee of the APP.


This event counts as 1.5 CPD hours. 

This event is open to all bpf members and trainees.


disclaimer: The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

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