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Using the Self in Psychotherapy: an introduction to the Relational Approach

Lavaterstrasse 75, 8002 Zürich
The Self


Who are you as a therapist and how does your subjectivity affect your practice? Whatever your clinical background or theoretical modality, it is your “personal factors” that are most likely to have an effect on your clients – and their personal factors that will equally have an effect on you. Overall, it is the relationship between the two of you that counts. However, resting on the assumption that “it’s the relationship stupid” is not enough. Relational Psychoanalysis offers a way to understand this complex relationship, so you can begin to get a handle on the unconscious dynamics that infuse the therapeutic situation.

This workshop will address some of the major themes of Relational Theory, enabling you to think more intersubjectively about your practice. Across the day you will be offered a theoretical frame, clinical examples, practical tools to draw on for practice, and time for reflection on your clinical practice. The workshop is open to both trainees and experienced clinicians who wish to increase their knowledge and experience in relational practice.

The workshop will be given by Aaron Balick, PhD is a psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and author applying ideas from depth psychology to culture and technology. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK). His books include The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self and the illustrated children’s self-help book Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress and most recently, The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free Aaron is the director of Stillpoint Spaces, an international psychology, co-working, therapy, and events hub. Aaron is based in London. https://aaronbalick.com.

The workshop will start at 10:00 and will end at 16:00.

Booking is required to participate.

For additional information or to book a ticket, please contact: zurich@stillpointspaces.com

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