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Attachment in Psychotherapy – theory & practice with Pete Lavender: seminars #2 & #3
Dates: 18th February 2017 (early bird 22nd December 2016) & 1st April 2017 (early bird 2nd February 2017); 930am-430pm. Fees: members £75 (eb)/£95. Non-members £90 (eb)/£110
Following on from the successful seminar #1. Can be attended even if you have not attended the first. Much research and scholarly study has been conducted into patterns of human attachment and development (see Bowlby, Stern, Winnicott et al), and much has been written about its application to counselling and psychotherapy, (see Wallin, Holmes et al). These seminars aim to explore what these theories mean for us as therapists and how (do?) we apply them to our practice.
Pete Lavender is a Director of SCPTI, course leader, supervisor and has nearly 30 years’ experience working with clients in both private practice and general practice in the NHS.
Here are some appreciative comments from his recent seminar held at SCPTI looking at the Role of Shame in the Borderline Process:
'Your workshop was timely, I was able to use some of what I had learned when I saw a client shortly afterwards. Due to what I had taken from your training, my client was able to say that our session was the most in-depth, difficult and powerful time he’d had with anyone since his recovery from addiction and trauma.' (Emily B)
'Refreshing, exciting, informative – meaningful CPD which will support clinical practice.' (Monika A)
'The workshop was full of richness, making a difficult and sensitive topic very interesting. Fascinating and rewarding on a personal and professional level.' (Paul C)
Some comments from Attachment Seminar #1
'Interesting workshop about a fascinating topic that underpins our work as therapists...'
'Exceeded my expectations - thank-you.'
'The training is very good - a definite must.'
'...we all - not just therapists , would benefit from a good understanding of attachment theory.'
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – a relational approach with Neale Haddon
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been both feted and decried in equal measures. Originated by Dr Aaron T Beck in the 1960’s it was hailed as a break-through in psychological health and well-being, and Beck was quick to bring in quantitative research proving the effectiveness of the treatment. Some practitioners of other approaches dismiss the use of CBT as being little more than a ‘sticking plaster’, which might show good short-term results, but the perception is that long-lasting relief of symptoms is a rarity. One of the tenets of CBT is that it works in the here-and-now on present day problems, focussing on physical feelings, behaviours and thoughts. It tends not to explore the childhood issues that may well be the cause of the client’s current problems, and the relationship between the client and therapist tends not to be the focus. (However, it is a misperception to think that a client’s historical issues or the therapeutic relationship are not domains that are utilised by CBT, especially in longer-term work.)
CBT is here to stay, and in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be valuable to some clients. At SCPTI we want to offer an enhanced version of CBT; RC-CBT or Relationally Centred Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There is little doubt amongst professionals now that one of the most important part of any form of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client, indeed there are some who believe that the relationship is the therapy. SCPTI has got together with Neale Haddon (biography below) to design a CBT course focusing on the relationship as a central part of the therapy whilst still adhering to fundamental CBT principals. We have applied to the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) for the route to accreditation of our course; because the concept is such a new one and a radical departure from the ‘normal’ route to CBT practitioner accreditation this is taking quite some time.
However we would like to start the process anyway. To gain BABCP accreditation, practitioners must have completed a two level training course, successful completion of level 1 being mandatory prior to acceptance on level 2. Because of the uncertainty as to whether BABCP will give us the accreditation we are starting with Level 1 as a seven module CPD programme. People intent on gaining a full BABCP accreditation must attend all seven weekends. Others who may be interested only in learning to work with specific aspects of mental health (Social Phobia for example) can choose individual workshops.
Neale Haddon is an experienced and accredited Cognitive Behavioural and Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Consultant and Trainer, with over twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sector. Alongside his thriving private practice he developed and currently runs the innovative specialist OCD & Anxiety group therapy programme for Nottinghamshire Healthcare. He is a Clinical Supervisor for psychological therapy professionals nationally and an academic Supervisor at Nottingham University. An accomplished musician, Neale has always had a strong interest in the collaboration between the arts and the sciences.
MODULE I: FUNDAMENTALS OF RELATIONAL COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: 4 DAYS / 2WEEKENDS
Feb 4th - 5th 2017, 930am-430pm (early bird 8th December 2016): Fundamentals of Relational CBT - context, theoretical basis and application. The importance and place of the Relational component of CBT – philosophy and values. Assessment & suitability. Structure and process.
Feb 25th - 26th 2017 930am-430pm (early bird 5th January 2017) Formulation; cognitive interventions; behavioural interventions; the Scientist Practitioner approach & standards of practice Advances in CBT theory and research
MODULE II: WORKING WITH SPECIFIC CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS - 10 DAYS / 5WEEKENDS
13th - 14th May 2017, 930am-430pm (early bird 16th March 2017): Depression & Specific phobias.
17th - 18th June 2017, 930am-430pm(early bird 20th April): Panic/agoraphobia & Generalised anxiety disorder.
15th - 16th July, 930am-430pm(early bird 18th May): Obsessive compulsive disorder & Health anxiety.
9th - 10th Sept, 930am-430pm (early bird 13th July): Post-traumatic stress disorder & Social phobia.
14th - 15th Oct, 930am-430pm(early bird 17th August): To be confirmed.
To undertake the whole 14 day level 1 certificate as a prelude to moving to level 2: £1500. You will have to join as a member of SCPTI (£35 per year) & fill-in an application form (downloadable from website)/be interviewed.
Individual weekend workshops early bird rates*: members £215; non-members £245
Individual weekend workshops standard rates: members £245; non-members £275
* Early bird rates expire 8 weeks before the start date of each workshop
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Brief & Focal work – the relational approach. With Neale Haddon & Tim Carrette
Six CPD days building up into a certificate looking at how to work relationally within a setting which demands a brief and focal approach. Both tutors work within the NHS. They will be exploring the topics through two differing lenses: the existential relational model; and the CBT relational model.
Dates: March 10th/11th 2017, 930am-430pm (early bird 12th January 2017); 29th/30thApril 2017, 930am-430pm (early bird 2nd March 2017); workshop #3 TBC.