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10:30 - 12:00


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United Kingdom

Research evidence in psychotherapy: its value to clinical work and training (online)

Saturday 30th January 2021, 10.30 am - 12.00


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Speaker: Jean Knox

Chair: Ann Scott

In this paper, Jean will discuss the diminishing role played by psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy in NHS mental health treatment services and explore the impact of this on the psychoanalytic profession and its trainees. She will argue that we need to move from a theory-based approach to clinical practice to a research-based model in which we draw on evidence from a range of disciplines to build an understanding of the developmental and neuroscientific basis of psychological and emotional problems, with a particular focus on complex PTSD and its overlap with borderline personality disorder.

She will discuss how research and outcome studies provide additional tools that complement our understanding of clinical interaction in the consulting room. She will discuss the implications of these findings for clinical practice and the need for clinicians to begin to integrate research into their training and professional development.

About the Speaker

Dr Jean Knox is a retired psychiatrist and Jungian analyst with a relational and attachment-based approach. She is a Senior Member of the bpf and Training Therapist for the BJAA (BPF Jungian Association). Since 2012 she has been working on the Psychotherapy Clinical Doctorate at the University of Exeter as an Associate Professor. She has written and taught extensively on the relevance of attachment theory and developmental neuroscience to psychotherapy theory and practice.

bpf member ticket £ 0.00
BPC-registered psychotherapists (non-BPF) £ 10.00