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Taking Our Time
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VENUE
The Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

Located on the corner of Belsize Lane and Fitzjohn's Avenue. Nearest tube Swiss Cottage.
SCHEDULE
09.00 Registration & coffee
09.30 Presentation
10.30 Discussion
11.00 Coffee
11.20 Presentation
12.15 Presentation
13.15 Lunch
14.15 Presentation
15.15 Tea
15.35 Presentation
16.30 Discussion
17.00 End of conference
FEES
  • Self-funded £115
  • Organisationally-funded £200
  • Members of SCPP £110
  • Invited Participants £110

Invoicing
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EXHIBITION SPACE
You may hire an exhibition space at this event for 100 per day + VAT. To do so please email info@confer.uk.com
CPD HOURS
Certificates of Attendance will be provided at each event.
BOOKING CONDITIONS
Regrettably, refunds cannot be given in any circumstances as these are impossible to administer fairly and render our budgets unviable. By booking you are entering into a contract with Confer to pay for your place whether you can attend or not. However, you may give your place to another person if you let us know that person's name at least 24 hours before the event begins. We reserve the right to change a speaker at one of our conferences. However, if a solo presenter cancels we will offer a refund or transfer.
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TAKING OUR TIME
How long does it take for psychological change to occur?
SATURDAY 24 JANUARY 2009
ABOUT THIS EVENT

This event is presented by Confer in association with The Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.

The conference will be chaired by Christopher Clulow, Vice Chair of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, and Jane Ryan, Director of Confer.

 

We live in very fast times, attempting to digest vast quantities of information and to push ourselves ever harder and faster to assuage our anxieties about safety and status. Mostly, we subscribe to a 'time = money' equation that runs through each aspect of our lives; in western society we relate to time as a scarce resource.

Psychoanalytical psychotherapies belong in the tradition of 'taking time', and sit uneasily with today's search for time-limited, affordable brief solutions to problems. But why is time so important here? Is it because the brain works slowly when creating fresh narratives and new patterns of experience (energetic therapies such as EMDR suggest the opposite) or is it because psychotherapy is contingent upon a depth of relationship? Does that depth in itself require countless interactions and repeated, subtle interventions that result in emergence of new psychological structures?

At this conference we shall ask: What happens at a brain/neuronal level that underpins change? Is change an emergent property, or can it be sudden and transformational? What has the most lasting effect? What does the research indicate?

We will also explore how these dilemmas manifest in the psychotherapeutic process and in the timing of interventions, the points of departure and arrival, beginnings and endings that may be part of each relationship, and ask: what is psychotherapeutic time and space in the service of? Answers might include: being, relating, spaciousness, freedom to discover - process.

 

The Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists exists to promote the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with couples. It provides a professional home for clinical graduates of the UKCP validated training in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy provided by the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. The Society provides education about and training for couple psychotherapists, as well as a couple psychotherapy service, and its members are delighted to be working with Confer in co-sponsoring this day conference.


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