Beyond Symptom: Addiction, Adaptation and Connection
With Angela Carr & Andy Ryan.
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th January 2022. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Recent data released from public health is indicating that across the UK we are experiencing greater issues in relation to addiction than ever before. Our workshop will be structured to bring information, data and understanding from the sector into the therapeutic relationship. Over the two days the workshop will create a safe space to discuss and reflect on national impact, implications for practice and professional development. The CPD will offer areas for discussion, time for debate and space for development across the weekend and beyond. The personal reflection and practical information within the workshop will be of value for: anyone who wants to develop their own practice; share with the teams they work in; or who works at any strategic level.
The training will also include our joint experience from multiple years working operationally and strategically in the addiction treatment field, with many people and partner organisations. We will use our knowledge and experiences to share awareness of how transference, projection, projective identification and attachment sit within the system and through the interpersonal relationships. This theory and practical advice will be around the process and importance of the therapeutic alliance. We know this is critical in supporting people to understand their addiction, life chances and layered trauma as a spring board for whole person, family and community healing.
Facilitator - Angela Carr
As the daughter of an alcoholic, my life and attachments have been impacted by avoiding and/or adjusting contact with self and others to regulate how I am with self and others and how I fit in the world. I have been working therapeutically for 20+ years and work as a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and organisational consultant in the NHS and private practice, in the UK and Europe. I have worked in the fields of trauma, sexual violence and addiction for over 15 years, spending 7 years working in a personalised medical practice for heroin and cocaine addicted patients. Through my work in this field I have come to believe that addiction is best understood when viewed through the developmental lens of trauma and attachment theory.
Facilitator - Andy Ryan
I have specialised in the addiction field for over 15 years. My journey began many years ago with my own experience of drug and alcohol dependency. Whilst on the journey to rebuilding my life I developed and held a curiosity in understanding more about the nature of addiction and recovery. I have co-written research on the importance of relationship in addiction and recovery, and have presented workshops across the UK and in Europe. I recently worked alongside the UKCP to deliver the 'Addiction: Beyond Symptom’ national conference in 2019 to explore the importance of relationship throughout all aspects to support. I am a UKCP integrative psychotherapist and an area manager of addiction treatment services for a national charity. My work has offered me the chance to work therapeutically with many people, manage treatment services, mobilise new services and now oversee the strategic development of many addiction treatment services across the UK.
Members SCPTI early bird: £145/non early bird £175
Non-members SCPTI early bird £195/non early bird £225