Kent Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Training at KCPS

Joining KCPS

Well appointed rooms for suitable therapist who has own client list and could receive more.

Learning from The Alcoholic

Bill Reading a Psychoanalitic therapist and supervisor will help us think about the tension between the ambition to find generalised theories and associated 'techniques ' and the view that therapy, at best, happens when the therapist is able to be sufficiently present in the unique relationship with particular clients.

In this workshop,it will be argued that the ambience in which therapy is conducted has a determining effect if the nature of the 'work' of therapy and on its usefulness, or otherwise. It will be suggested that certain contextual factors have a problematic effect on therapy. Such factors include economic restraints, consumerism, the 'patenting' of new therapeutic paradigms/techniques and Psychotherapays efforts to bolster its own credibility.
Further, it will be suggested that the fellowship of Alcoholic Anonymous may have something to teach us about helping relationships best prosper.
The emphasis will be on practice, rather than theory and participants will have ample opportunity to respond/reflection the ideas presented.

Saturday 27th October 2018. 10am - 1pm

Developing th capacity to work with people with a Personality Disorder

Early environmental failures and adverse life events leads to problems in managing feelings (affect regulation), using relationships in a creative and satisfying way (attachment disorder) and understanding oneself and others (problems in mentalizing)

The workshop will explore what this requires from us practitioners, looking at:

General trends in treatment.
Key clinical principles.
Attachment theory as a helpful integrative force in linking different theoretical approaches.
Personal therapeutic stance.
Creating a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Saturday 10th November 2018
Cost £50

Translational Medicine & Psychotherapy Practice by Jeremy Holmes

Despite exuberance of theory, there is an enduring gap between psychotherapy practice in the consulting room, and its empirical basis. We know form quantitative research the psychotherapy works; and that no one modality is consistently and demonstrably superior. The precise mechanisms of change remain obscure, but recent advances in relational neuroscience pinpoint brain process that foster secure as opposed to insecure attachments, with significant implications for Psychotherapy practice. These include bio-behavioural synchrony (Feldman), sensitive periods (Tottenham), narrative competence (Tania), and the capacity to tolerate not-knowing or unbound energy (Friston)

Holmes suggests the knowledge of these principles can influence the minutiae of Psychotherapy practice, especially sensitivity,affect regulation, shaping therapeutic dialogue and a stance of radical acceptance, the latter being especially relevant on working with Borderline Personality Disorders.

The workshop will explore these themes, but also leave time for live supervision, so that participants can talk about their work in light of the presentation.

5th May 2018

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