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CPD Workshop: Working with the erotic transference and countertransference

This workshop explores the particular features of working with and in the erotic transference and countertransference in the therapeutic setting. Though explored largely from a psychoanalytic perspective, this workshop is suitable for counsellors and therapists of all therapeutic disciplines.

The erotic transference includes those sexual feelings the patient/ client projects or invests in the therapist/counsellor. The erotic countertransference includes the erotic feelings the therapist/ counsellor has about, and towards, the patient/client. We will aim to explore ways of understanding the meaning of sexual feelings in a therapy setting both in terms of the difficulties and the opportunities the presence of sexual feelings raises for the progress of the therapy. We will also explore how these feelings can be an important source of information and how we can make use of this information to help the client.

This one day workshop consists of work in small and large groups; work in pairs and creative visualisations. Participants will be expected to bring examples of their work that is relevant to the discussion.

Target Group: psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees.

Please note: some clinical experience with clients in counselling or psychotherapy is essential.

  • 09:30 - 17:30
  • 30 June 2018
  • Metanoia Institute, 13 North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QB
  • Metanoia Members: £90 per day (Book before 21st May for the Early Bird Discount: £70 per day) Non-Members: £110 per day (Book before 21st May for the Early Bird Discount: £90 per day)