bpf work discussion group

  • September 2020 - March 2021 (see dates under 'structure')
  • 37 Mapesbury Road, London, NW2 4HJ

These seminars provide the opportunity to discuss, in detail, interactions with professional colleagues, or clients/patients. Psychoanalytic and Jungian concepts are introduced and used to explore the unconscious communications and dynamics that develop in human interactions.

who is it for

This course will be of interest to:

  • People wanting to learn about and explore psychoanalytic concepts in understanding their professional relationships or clinical work, for example, those in caring professions (but not only!);
  • People who want to join a regular, small group to deepen and develop their understanding of psychoanalytic and Jungian ideas by applying them to ongoing work interactions;
  • People who are interested in preparing to apply for a clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy or Jungian analysis with adults.

Participants are not expected to have any clinical or theoretical experience as this is an introduction-level course.

course content

These seminars provide the opportunity to discuss, in detail, interactions with professional colleagues, or clients/patients. Psychoanalytic and Jungian concepts are introduced and used to explore the unconscious communications and dynamics that develop in human interactions, in order to make sense of anxiety, hostility, unproductive meetings and difficulties with colleagues, whether you are in a helping profession, or whatever your professional background. It is expected that participants bring detailed description of their work.

From time to time papers may be introduced to facilitate learning.

Group participants will be helped to establish an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and reflection to facilitate open exploration of their thinking and their work.

 

about course leader

Marina Christoforidou is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained at the bpf. At the moment, she holds a private practice and an honorary contract in the Fitzjohn’s unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. Before that, she held several posts including posts at Holloway prison, the NHS and the public sector. She was a member of the Ethnicity Task group ran by BPC and has co-organized and participated in conferences addressing the lack of diversity within psychotherapeutic institutions.

Marina is very interested in the understanding of the social discourse via a psychoanalytic approach. Some of her thoughts can be found in the blog she created with her colleague Annie Pesskin where they produce non-academic/informal papers that aim to make psychoanalytic thinking more accessible and relevant to the public.

structure

Two terms of eight weekly seminars per year. It is possible to join for just one or for both (at a discounted rate). The group will meet on Monday evenings at 6.45pm – 8.15pm.

The group will be led by an experienced clinician.
 

dates for the upcoming autumn term (2020):

  • 28th September
  • 5th October
  • 12th October
  • 19th October

Half term - 26th October (no seminars)

  • 2nd November
  • 9th November
  • 16th November
  • 23rd November

entry requirements

  • An interest in applying Psychoanalytic concepts to understand relationships at work;
  • A readiness to present detailed interactions between yourself and a colleague, client or patient for the group to discuss.

cost

£310 per term; fee is reduced when two terms are booked together.

how to apply

To apply for this course, please download and complete the application form supplied and email it to Sandra Pereira at SandraP@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

Alternatively, please print it and return it to Sandra Pereira at 37 Mapesbury Road | London | NW2 4HJ

download application form

resources

Currently there are no resources available for this course.

access information

The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.

contact us

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your interest please email Sandra Pereira at SandraP@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

The bpf is committed to diversity and inclusivity in all the work we deliver. We are fully dedicated to promoting, maintaining and supporting equality of opportunity in all aspects of our organisation and, as such, the bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society.