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Mon, 15 Jul


Webinar workshop

Mapping transference in supervision (Peninsula and Alfred Health): a relational approach

Develop your skills in working with transference and counter transference. Two one and half hour small group webinars with a manual of exercises to try between the sessions. Monday 15th and 29th of July (5.00-6.30 Melbourne time)

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Mapping transference in supervision (Peninsula and Alfred Health): a relational approach
Mapping transference in supervision (Peninsula and Alfred Health): a relational approach

Time of Event

15 Jul 2024, 08:00 – 09:30 BST

Webinar workshop

About the Event

This workshop offers a chance to explore a relational approach to the dynamics and therapeutic uses of transference and countertransference.  Its focus is on the push and pull of the emotions in the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist.  These are often hard to notice, name and negotiate in session and need their own space in supervision. The temptations are: to bypass thinking about them; give them lipservice only; or rush to formulation and resolution too quickly.

Mapping can help stay long enough with the uncertainty and push and pull of the  pre-transfence emotions (that are 'in the air between us') to make sense and good use of them.

Participants will work with a transference checklist of sample maps and use these to map out their own unique moments of transference experience. The workshop concludes with a provisional mapping of and writing to our own 'counter-transference driven' therapist's style.

This workshop will be of value to anyone interested in exploring transference more in supervision and reflective practice. You do not need to be a Cognitive Analytic Therapist or clinial psychologist to attend!

The trainer: Steve Potter has been using pen and paper conversations to enhance his use of Cognitive Analytic Therapy's (CAT) conceptual tools for three decades. He uses bits of mapping and writing in voice focused ways to help him work through the unformulated emotions coming up in therapy.  He feels we have not done enough to claim a distinctive CAT approach to the important issue of transference as a beneficial and harmful (if neglected or over egged element in therapy.  He is a past chair of ACAT, the first chair of ICATA, is a life member of ACAT and co editor of the International CAT journal. He has taught on all the courses in the UK and many internationally and has directed introductory, practitioner and psychotherapist training. He is the author of two books on CAT and has contributed a number of chapters and articles.  He is based in East London.

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