Confer - continuing professional development, seminars and conferences for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists
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Dr Susie Orbach
Susie Orbach, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York, in 1981. Her books include Fat is a Feminist Issue, Hunger Strike, On Eating, What's Really Going on Here, Towards Emotional Literacy, The Impossibility of Sex and the recently published Bodies. She is chair of the Relational School in the UK and has a clinical practise seeing individuals and couples. She is convenor of

Roz Carroll
Roz Carroll is a body psychotherapist, trainer and writer. She teaches at the Minster Centre, The Chiron Centre, the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Terapia. She wrote and delivered the course Embodiment and Emotion for Confer. Her recent publications chapters include New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapy (Ed. Totton), and About a Body: Working with the Embodied Mind in Psychotherapy (Ed. Corrigal).

Professor Ernesto Spinelli
Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as an accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. Ernesto is Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, facilitation and mediation through specialist seminars and training programmes. One of his most recent publications is Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World (2007), Sage.

Professor Brett Kahr
Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, Visiting Professor in the School of Arts at Roehampton University and the Winnicott Clinic Senior Research Fellow in Psychotherapy at the Winnicott Clinic of Psychotherapy, in London. He is a Visiting Clinician and Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London, specialising in work with marital couples. His books include the award-winning study on the life of the leading British psychoanalyst and paediatrician, Dr Donald Winnicott, which received the Gradiva Award for Biography. A frequent broadcaster, he has been the Resident Psychotherapist for BBC Radio 2, and the Spokesperson for the BBC initiative Life2Live, designed to bring solid mental health advice and information to the general public.

Jenny Riddell
Jenny Riddell is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CAPP). She is course leader for the Relate postgraduate diploma and MA in couple therapy and supervises and teaches on several psychotherapy programmes. She also has a private practice in London.

Dr David Hewison
Dr David Hewison is a senior psychotherapist and Reader in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, and a Full Member of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He is also a Jungian analyst and a Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology. He lectures and teaches widely, in this country and abroad, integrating Jungian and psychoanalytic perspectives on individuals and couples. He has a private practice of individual analysis, supervision, and couple psychotherapy in North London.

Susanna Abse
Susanna Abse is Director of The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Before training as a psychotherapist she worked with for many years with troubled adolescents. She is a full member of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and past Vice Chair. She was Programme Leader at TCCR for the MA in the Psychoanalytic Study of the Couple Relationship between 2001-2005. Currently, she is developing a new intervention which aims to diminish destructive inter-parental conflict over parenting styles and issues. She has published several practice papers on work with couples and lectures and teaches on a range of related subjects.

Professor Karl Figlio
Karl Figlio is an Associate Member of London Centre of Psychotherapy and Professor and Director, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His research interests include psychoanalytic understanding of inquiry, including historical and scientific inquiry; masculinity, including the masculinity of scientific naturalism and ideas of nature; philosophy and psychoanalytic theory; certainty, prejudice and absolutism. His many publications include the book Psychoanalysis, Science and Masculinity (2001, 2001

Dr Adrienne Baker
Adrienne Baker, PhD, was formerly Senior Lecturer on the MA and PhD programmes and on the Professional Training programme at Regent's College School of Psychotherapy & Counselling where she is now an Honorary Visiting Fellow. Her early professional experience was as a professionally-qualified social worker and counsellor and during that time she trained in family therapy, psychodynamic counselling and group work. She is particularly interested in people going through times of transition, addictive behaviour and the search for meaning. Her publications include The Jewish Woman in Contemporary Society (1993 London, Macmillan) and Serious Shopping: essays in psychotherapy and consumerism (2000 London, Free Association Books).

7.0 Registration and drinks reception
8.0 Event begins with Introductions
8.05 Case presentation including a disguised history, clinical issues and an account of the therapist case-presenter's concerns
8.30 Discussants engage with the case
9.25 Whole group discussion
9.45 End
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