Jung Today: Clinical and Cultural Perspectives
a carefully created day designed to appeal to those who are curious about Jungian psychology, as well as to those familiar with it
Christopher Hauke, Andrew Samuels, Joy Schaverien
London, 12 November 2016, Saturday
9:45am - 5:00pm
Interest in Jungian and post-Jungian approaches to psychotherapy, counselling and analysis continues to grow. Jung is understood by many to have been a pioneering figure whose work anticipated many of today’s most exciting trends in psychotherapy and counselling. These may be in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, and also in several schools of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Jung’s work and that of those who took up Jung’s original ideas – the post-Jungians – are also taught to a varying extent on courses in psychotherapy, counselling, psychoanalysis and the expressive arts therapies - as well as in departments of counselling and clinical psychology. Often, this leaves students and trainees hungry for more.
Jungian approaches to the therapy process address down-to earth questions of meaning and purpose, encompassing both personal and also transpersonal and spiritual dimensions of experience. The Jungian style of psychotherapy is relational with a special concern for embodied imagery, whether via dreams or creative expression.
During the morning session, three well-known Jungian analysts will share why they continue to find Jung to be an inspiring and reliable guide to therapy theory and practice. In the afternoon, they will introduce us to the latest contemporary applications of Jungian ideas in clinic and in culture.
Participants are encouraged to bring clinical vignettes and dilemmas.
By the end of the day:
(1) Participants with varying degrees of pre-existing knowledge will have learned about ideas and practices being employed in contemporary Jungian and post-Jungian analysis, psychotherapy and counselling.
(2) Participants will have understood the relationship of the Jungian body of work to other traditions within psychotherapy and counselling, and in connection with a range of contemporary thinkers.
(3) Participants will be able to evaluate the potential value of utilising Jung and post-Jungian ideas and practices in their own clinical work.
(4) Participants will be able to evaluate the potential value of utilising Jungian and post-Jungian ideas in connection with artistic, cultural and political phenomena.
Working with Multilingual Clients:
with and without an interpreter
An evening workshop with Beverley Costa
London, 23 February 2017, Thursday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
At this practical workshop that would be especially useful for psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors across modalities, Beverley draws on her extensive experience to elucidate how we can work most effectively with multilingual clients – with or without the benefit of an interpreter. Through case studies and practical examples, she acknowledges that while multilingual work can be demanding; the language gap can, in fact, sometimes be a source of creativity and therapeutic potential.
For example, the workshop will refer to research which demonstrates that people are able to access emotions in a second language that have been repressed in the client’s native culture and language and that traumatic scenes experienced in one’s native language may be explored more readily by switching to a second language in order to gain sufficient emotional distance.
The workshop also explores the challenges involved in working with interpreters. Traditionally, clinical work and psychotherapy is conducted between two people and the idea of incorporating a third person into the therapeutic relationship can be unsettling. The workshop will provide ideas and a reflective space to think about the best way in which a collaborative relationship can be formed between the Interpreter and the Practitioner for the best possible outcome for clients. Specifically, the workshop explores the following topics:
• The relationship between the practitioner and interpreter and the implications this has for the therapeutic alliance
• The ways of working therapeutically as a triad rather than as a dyad
• The extent, limitations and professional boundaries of roles in such a triad
• Communicating effectively with interpreters about the nature of therapeutic change
Using case examples that highlight the topics above and drawing from contemporary research, Beverley also presents a series of guidelines and suggested code of practice for working in multilingual settings.
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