Confer - continuing professional development, seminars and conferences for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPEAKERS
Dr Marco Chiesa, Dr Judy Gammelgaard, Dr Nuri Gene-Cos, Dr Jean Knox, Dr Dianne Lefevre, Jack Nathan, Franklyn Sills, Ruthie Smith, and Dr Felicity de Zulueta
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WORKING WITH BORDERLINE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
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VENUE
5th Floor Lecture Theatre
Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5BA
DIRECTIONS AND MAP
DATES
Tuesday evenings 17 January - 3 April 2012
SCHEDULE
Times

19.30 Registration
19.45 Start time
21.45 End time
CPD HOURS
20 hours for complete series
2 hours per session
PROGRAMME DETAILS
FEES
Self Funded:
  • Complete course: £242 + VAT
  • Single seminars: £33 + VAT

Organisationally funded:
  • Complete course: £375 + VAT

BOOKING CONDITIONS
We regret that refunds cannot be given in any circumstances. In cases where you need to cancel for serious health reasons or on compassionate grounds we may provide a credit note. In all cases you may pass on your place to another person.

WORKING WITH BORDERLINE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - a seminar series
new insights and therapeutic approaches
TUESDAY EVENING SEMINARS
17 JANUARY - 3 APRIL 2012
ABOUT THIS EVENT

The concept of the borderline personality has undergone significant review in recent years, and is now widely understood to be a constellation of symptoms and behaviours that are the expression of an early attachment disorder. Those who receive the diagnosis of BPD map closely onto those known to have experienced abusive and neglectful early backgrounds. We now have far greater understanding on how such childhoods severely restrict social, relational and emotional development although questions remain about why some people this structure rather than another constellation of defences.

How do we work psychotherapeutically with people for whom early developmental deficits have resulted in severe emotional dysregulation and a dysfunctional personality structure? Amplified emotional responses to others, self-harming approaches to affect regulation, and difficulty in reciprocal empathy - all those expressions of the underlying structure that we have come to call borderline - also lead to complexity in the very psychotherapeutic relationship intended to help.

To support practitioners with the challenges of this work, this seminar series brings together a group of our most experienced colleagues in the field to present their views on how a person with a borderline vulnerability or BPD diagnosis can gain from psychotherapy. The most contemporary and effective approaches will be explored, introducing new theory and practice that will support your own effective psychotherapy work.

Discussion about aetiology, assessment and diagnosis will be covered, as well as:
  • The characteristics of borderline psychological structures: disorganisation of mind, dysfunctional psychological defenses, poor reality testing, and dsyregulation of affect, instability in relationships
  • The complexities of assessment and diagnosis for example distinguishing BPD from complex PTSD or from psychosis
  • How psychological therapies may be helpful in re-organising defenses and integrating splits
  • Applications of effective treatment modalities: relational, psychoanalytic, attachment-based, mentalisation, CBT and psychiatry
  • Complexities in the psychotherapeutic relationship, boundary issues, transference and countertransference dynamics
  • A review of effective treatment approaches and research findings

This seminar series is a partial repeat of the highly acclaimed Confer summer school held in July 2011
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