Trauma and psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics
9.00 – 4.45pm, Saturday 26th November 2016
@ Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A
Ann Scott, Brian Martindale, Carine Minne, Dirk Corstens, Dolly Sen, John Read, Jo Stubley, Rai Waddingham and Ruth Forrest
It is widely accepted that trauma can increase the likelihood of someone experiencing psychosis. Yet, in a field that is continually evolving, there is no simple answer to the question of how best to help someone struggling with psychosis to work through their experiences in psychotherapy. This conference explores key issues in understanding and working with people who experience psychosis and the impact of traumatic life experiences. Reflecting the context that we live and work in, it will create a dialogue between those who practise psychodynamic psychotherapy and those who experience psychosis first-hand.
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9.00 REGISTRATION, COFFEE
9.30 Chair’s introduction – Ann Scott
Perspectives on Trauma
9.45 The Therapeutic Relationship: What stays unsaid – Dolly Sen
10.15 Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to trauma – Jo Stubley
10.45 Discussion with Dolly, Jo and conference participants
Perspectives on Psychosis
11.45 Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychosis – Carine Minne
12.15 ‘If you see me you’ll die’: Understanding beliefs of toxicity and their impact on psychotherapy – Rai Waddingham
2.00 Open Space: A chance for participants to select topics that interest them for further small group discussion
Perspectives on Voice-Hearing
3.15 Discovering New Ways of Working with Voices: Psychodynamics and the Hearing Voices Movement – a dialogue with Dirk Corstens
4.00 Brief reflections on the day by John Read, Ruth Forrest and Brian Martingale, followed by discussion between all speakers and participants
- ISPS UK Members – £105
- Non-Members – £125
- Subsidised Rate* (ISPS UK members only), for low-waged (<£12K) people with lived experience of psychosis and their families – £31.50
*Subsidised rates are limited. As well as offering these places to those listed above, we may be in a position to allocate a few subsidised rates to student members of ISPS UK, but students will need to apply to the ISPS UK office rather than booking directly on-line (please contact Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org). Those with lived experience and their families may book directly on-line.
A limited number of free bursary places are available for low-waged (<£12K) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (either themselves or a family member) who have not recently benefited from a bursary place at one of our conference. Please e-mail Ali for more information.
If you would like to contribute to the ISPS UK bursary fund please click here.
For cancellations received more than one month before the date of the conference a 50% refund will be offered; after this refunds will not be possible. However if you are unable to attend for any reason we are happy for you to send someone else in your place.
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Please contact Ali at email@example.com to find out more about subsidised and/or bursary places.