Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

The CPJA is a College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. It has an individual membership of over 1800 practitioners and brings together 30 Organisational Members, most of which offer training courses. It is the largest organisation of psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapists in the UK.

What kind of psychotherapy do CPJA members offer?

All members of the CPJA believe that unconscious processes shape our behaviour and our lives. Broadly speaking this means that we don’t know as much about ourselves as we think we do.

The unconscious is, as the word suggests, ‘un’-conscious but manifests in dreams, symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Often we know these patterns are damaging to our selves and others, but we feel powerless to change them. More positively, the unconscious is also a source of creativity and imagination.

Members of the CPJA work with people with a very wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship problems, conflicts at work or in education, and loss of a sense of meaning and purpose in life. However, it is not necessary to have a specific problem but simply desire to undertake a journey of discovery. Read more here.

Are you looking for a psychotherapist?

Our members work with children, adolescents, adults and older people, with people with disabilities, with couples, groups, and families. If you are looking for a psychotherapist, please use our find a therapist page.

CPJA members: for latest news, scroll down …

The Next CPJA Meeting on Saturday 16 July 2016

The next College meeting will take place from 12.00 on Saturday 16 July 2016 at Channing Hall, Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD.  This is very close to the station and can be located on www.streetmap.co.uk.

This will be the first ‘regional’ College meeting and all members of CPJA are invited to attend.  Lunch will be provided at 12.00 and the pre-meeting discussion will begin at 12.30.  Martin Pollecoff, the new Chair of UKCP, will be present so this will e a good opportunity for members to ask questions about issues of interest or concern.

If you wish to attend please email cpjacollege@gmail.com to reserve a place.

 

Tweet from Professor Louis Appleby about men and suicide June 14th worth following !

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” Men, self-harm, crisis care, clusters, hotspots – what should be in a local #suicideprevention plan? Meeting @GM_HSC today. #MensHealthWeek ”
” Do we talk too much about talking? #SuicidePrevention in men means tackling debt, depression, alcohol, lack of prospects. #MensHealthWeek ”
” Every area should have #suicideprevention plan, can’t rely on outliers alone to bring down national rate: meeting @NICEcomms today ”

RETREATS between June and December 2016 in Sheffield and Derbyshire

Retreats coming up in June,
and a summer Friends and Family Day in Grindleford!

21st June – The Power of Presence with Zohar Lavie
25th June – Relating with Kindness with Sister Metta
26th June – Family and Friends day in Grindleford, with Sister Metta
28th June – evening sitting groups with Sister Metta
21st June – The Power of Presence: one day retreat with Zohar Lavie

We are delighted to welcome Zohar back to Sheffield.

“We will use the tools of Insight and Metta (Loving kindness) Meditation to calm our bodies, brighten our minds and soften our hearts. With clarity and kindness we can see and remove the causes of distress, and cultivate a fresh relationship to our experience.”

Venue: Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL. Wheelchair accessible. Map
No pre-booking required, just come on the day with a packed lunch and any meditation equipment you need (we have some mats and blankets to borrow).
£10 / £5 (no-one turned away for lack of funds) plus Dana (donation for the teachings).
All are welcome including beginners and newcomers to meditation.

Relating with Kindness – Sister Metta in June

Bookings now open for a one day retreat with Sister Metta on Saturday 25th June
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Booking information here. £5/£10 plus Dana (donation for teachings). No-one will be turned away for lack of funds, please contact us if the fee is beyond your means.
On Sunday 26th June, there will be an opportunity to meet informally with Sister Metta at a Friends and Family Day 12 noon – 4pm in Grindleford. Bring a picnic, all ages welcome.
Tuesday 28th June – Sister Metta will lead our evening meditation groups.
2016 dates:

25th June. One Day Retreat with Sister Metta. Fulwood Old Chapel
26th June. Friends and Family Day with Sister Metta. Grindleford.
28th June. Evening meditation groups with Sister Metta. Quaker Meeting House.
30th July. AGM and Sangha Saturday
10th – 14th August. 5 day residential retreat with Catherine McGee. Dukes Barn, Beeley, Derbyshire.
24th & 25th September. ‘Unconditional Friendliness: Deepening into Tenderness and Joy’. Non-res retreat with Zohar Lavie. Whirlow Spirituality Centre.
29th – 31st Dec. New Year Retreat with Sister Metta

Confer ” Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy ” an online package of videos and resources www.confer.uk.com

Julianne Appel-Opper, Shoshi Asheri, Bill Cornell, Morit Heitzler, Dr Pat Ogden, Dr Susie Orbach, Dr Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Yorai Sella, Jon Sletvold, Michael Soth, Dr Kathrin Stauffer, Nick Totton.

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This collection of new videos and papers brings together the work of an extraordinarily diverse and talented group of practitioners – from psychoanalysts to body psychotherapists – who see the body as central to the therapeutic process. We asked each of them to elaborate their reasons for working with an embodied approach. The result is a fascinating, multi-faceted collection of talks that illustrate a theoretical shift within psychotherapy that regards the body – or the mind-body, bodymind or embodied mind – as an integrated entity that cannot be sub-divided into psyche and soma.

“Body matters are so weighty, so deeply important, they often cannot be spoken. Untellable, they can only be shown – like much that happens in consulting rooms.”

Muriel Dimen (1943 – 2016)

FEES
Soft launch early-bird: £130 (until 15 July 2016)
Early-bird: £150 (until 1 August 2016)
Self-funded: £180 (from 1 August 2016)
Organisationally-funded: £200
Institutional account (4 or more): £80 per user
Teaching licence (10 or more): £50 per student
Test and Certificate of Attendance: £36
CPD: 11 hours

VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Confer | 01728 689090 | info@confer.uk.com | www.confer.uk.com

Mental Health Today Newsletter

Welcome to your Mental Health Today update

Mental Health Today newsletter

This week, we highlight news of an attempt to ban the use of Tasers against people detained on locked psychiatric wards. We also have an offer on new publications from Pavilion:

1) A ban on the use of Taser firearms against people detained on locked psychiatric wards was among amendments debated on the second day of the report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Commons. Read the full story.

2) A blood test has been developed that can accurately and reliably predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. Read the full story.

3) Pregnant women and new mothers need more expert psychological support across maternity services and mental health settings, such as community perinatal teams and inpatient mother and baby units, according to a new briefing. Read the full story.

4) Coming soon from Pavilion: Applying Values-based Practice for People Experiencing Psychosis: A training pack and guide for inpatient settings uses scenario analysis and discussion to teach participants the knowledge and skills to guide clinical decisions and deliver person-centred care. Pre-order your copy today for 10% off.

5) Healthcare professionals working with women who are experiencing postnatal depression need the knowledge and skills to identify and assess postnatal depression in mothers and then facilitate difficult conversations with sensitivity, in order to provide the best care for mother and baby. Pavilion’s brand new handbook Postnatal Depression and Maternal Mental Health provides readers with just that. Find out more and buy today for just £16.95.

Don’t forget to check out the Mental Health Today website, @mhtodaymag on Twitter and our Facebook page throughout the week for the latest news.

Thanks for reading,
Dan Parton and the Mental Health Today team

IGA Workshops and Events in July and October

IGA Workshops and Events

Dreams and Relations: Dreamtelling as a Request for Containment and Influence

Speaker and respondent for this workshop are Robi Friedman and John Schlapobersky

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Flyer here | Webpage here | Book here

Psychotherapy Excellence, GASi and IGA presents this Live Event as part of an online Webcast Series —
Confluence and Collaboration: Group Analysis in the 21st Century

Speakers for the Webcast Series and Live Event include Dr Gwen Ashead, Dr Rex Haigh, Dr Marina Mojovic, Dr Farhad Dalal, Sue Einhorn, Dr Earl Hopper and Dr Morris Nitsun.

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Flyer here | More information on Psychotherapy Excellence’s website here

Life and Death in Group Analysis, Bion and Beyond: A Commemorative Conference on Foulkes 40th Anniversary, as well as Cervantes and Shakespeare’s 400th

Speakers for this conference are Prof Michael Bell, Dr Arturo Ezquerro, Prof Bob Hinshelwood and Dr Morris Nitsun

Saturday 8th October 2016 at the Tavistock Clinic

Flyer here | Webpage here | Book here

Open Day for Psychotherapy Training at The Bowlby Centre 9th July 10 15 – 14 00

book this course go to http://www.thebowlbycentre.org.uk/training/.

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Promoting Attachment and Inclusion

PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING

OPEN DAY

Saturday, 9 July 2016

10.15 Registration and refreshments

10.30 Welcome and Introductions

11.00 Introduction to the clinical training course: Key elements of the training

12.00 Lunch break (not provided by the centre)

13.00 Clinical vignette

13.30 Practicalities of the training and Q&A: exploring expectations, costs and timescales

14.00 Close

Time: 10.15 – 14.00

Cost: £50

Venue: The Bowlby Centre 1 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

Facilitators: Victoria Settle and Helene Everitt

If you are interested in entering our clinical training, you can now book your place on our Open Day taking place on Saturday, 9 July 2016 by visiting
http://thebowlbycentre.org.uk/training/introductory-days/. If you have any questions about the training please contact heleneeveritt@blueyonder.co.uk.

Group Relations Conference at NSCAP Leeds 7th – 9th September 2016

Dear All
Just to let you know that there is an upcoming Group Relations Conference hosted by NSCAP

Looking Inwards & Outwards:
Complexities of Leadership and Followership in Organisational Life

A three-day non-residential group relations conference
This experiential conference offers an excellent learning opportunity to
explore the challenges and inter-relatedness between leadership and
followership within and between groups and organisations.

7th – 9th September 2016
Venue: NSCAP, Bevan House, 34–36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW
Fee: £400 (Early birds: £350 if applied before May 31st)

See link for details and application form

Also there are still places for
Infant Mental Health Workshop: Babies Can’t wait… neither should we
On 11th June, with guest lecturer Jessica James, Group Analyst and Parent Infant Psychotherapist

See link for details and application form.

Best wishes

Chris Douglas

Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust

Waterstones, in conjunction with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, will be hosting an event at Waterstones Birmingham bookstore at which the psychotherapist Alf McFarland will be discussing Stephen Grosz’s book The Examined Life: How we Lose and Find Ourselves.

Friday, 1st July 2016
6.30 -7.30 pm

Waterstones, in conjunction with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, will be hosting an event at Waterstones Birmingham bookstore at which the psychotherapist Alf McFarland will be discussing Stephen Grosz’s book The Examined Life: How we Lose and Find Ourselves.

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6.30 -7.30 pm

Waterstones, in conjunction with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, will be hosting an event at Waterstones Birmingham bookstore at which the psychotherapist Alf McFarland will be discussing Stephen Grosz’s book The Examined Life: How we Lose and Find Ourselves.

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Stephen Grosz, a Psychoanalyst of twenty-five years now living and practising in London, published his book ‘The Examined Life’ in 2013 and which subsequently became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Grosz tells stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients. An excerpt from the cover reads: ‘These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies we tell; the changes we bear and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too’. The Guardian describes his book as ‘elegant, penetrating and utterly compelling’.
in London, published his book ‘The Examined Life’ in 2013 and which subsequently became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Grosz tells stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients. An excerpt from the cover reads: ‘These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies we tell; the changes we bear and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too’. The Guardian describes his book as ‘elegant, penetrating and utterly compelling’.

Alf McFarland, a practising Jungian psychotherapist, will use readings from ‘The Examined Life’ to introduce some aspects of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and to illustrate how this form of talking therapy works. People who have read and enjoyed Stephen Grosz’s book might find Alf’s talk to be of interest but it will not be necessary to have read the book in advance. There will be an opportunity to discuss the readings and to ask questions about psychotherapy.

Alf trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Birmingham in the 1980’s and went on to complete the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy in 1995. Alf works as a psychotherapist in Leicester. He has a particular interest in communicating psychoanalytic ideas to the wider world and has had a series of articles about psychological distress published in Saga magazine.

CAFE CINEMATIQUE ….” Where the Wild Things are ” film and discussion LEEDS JULY 12 TH from The Harry Guntrip Trust

Dear All
Just to let you know that the next ‘Cafe Cinematique’ event is now booked for Tuesday 12th July.

The Film showing will be:

‘Where the Wild Things Are’

directed by Spike Jonze.
and followed by discussion

See link for details (may not work on some portable devices)

A Climate Psychology Alliance Conference: ” The Psychology of Climate Action – New Perspectives on Leadership ” November 19th

Save the date for a Climate Psychology Alliance conference

The Psychology of Climate Action – New Perspectives on Leadership
Saturday 19th November 2016
Holloway Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

The aim of the event is to:

Clarify the contribution and links between key elements in climate leadership
Open up for discussion the psychological and psycho-social dynamics which enable/ impede effective climate action

Caroline Lucas MP – Professor Paul Hoggett – Professor Andrew Samuels – Sally Weintrobe – Richard Black – Cate Lamb
+ Workshops
Further details see

http://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/events/our-upcoming-event

ADAM PHILLIPS ” Talking about Clinical Work ” run by THE SITE Sept 28th 7.30.pm

‘Talking about clinical work’
Wednesday 28th September 7.30pm
MORE EVENTS BELOW:
8th Oct 2016 Working with couples Haya Oakley
12th Nov 2016 The impact of suicide Paul Gurney
21st Jan 2017 The responsible
supervisor Jim O’Neill
4th Feb 2017 Psychoanalysis & Truth Angela Kreeger
8th April 2017 Working with psychosis Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz
6th May 2017 Psychoanalysis & class Barry Watt
10th June 2017 Working with drug &
alcohol addiction Eric Harper
Time
2-5pm
Venue
October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street
Bloomsbury
London WC1N 3AL
Cost
£50.00 per workshop
£40.00 each if you book
3 or more workshops
For more info, visit www.the-site.org.uk
To book, email siteenquiries20

WMIP Summer Conference ” On the Language of Analysis : the words we work with that work on us ” JULY 2 nd

WMIP Summer Conference
On the language of analysis:
The words we work with that work on us
2 July 2016
9.30 for 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St James Road, Birmingham, B15 1JP
Speakers: Birgit Heuer and Josephine Evetts-Secker
In any ‘talking therapy’ words are not only the medium but also the message. Language is
symbolic, creating powerful communications both conscious and unconscious. But how
often do we reflect on the underlying layers of the language we use with and about our
patients? What are the deeper resonances of meaning and connection revealed by our
language as used in the consulting room and shared in analytical writing?
The WMIP summer conference presents two papers by two experienced analytical
psychotherapists, with space for questions, discussion and reflection.
Birgit Heuer: Sanatology: Towards a Language of Health and
Healing
Birgit Heuer’s analysis of the language used in multiple case-histories reveals an
underlying negativism, a kind of linguistic pathology that is just as much in need of healing
as the patient. Her fascinating critical study calls for a ‘sanatological’ rather than
‘pathological’ approach and has practical implications for today’s psychotherapists.
Josephine Evetts-Secker: At Home in the Language of the Soul
Josephine Evetts-Secker’s paper delves deep into the underlying resonance of the
‘linguistic scraps’ with which psychotherapists work. She demonstrates that paying close
attention to the word means going beyond its image, to feel its invisible effects within us
and between us, discovering a shared language of the soul.
Booking & Event Information
• WMIP Members £75 / Early bird £65; WMIP Trainees £40 / Early bird £30
• Non-members £80 / Early bird £70
• For early bird discounts, book by 27 May. No refunds after 17th June.
• Booking form available on-line at http://www.wmip.org/conference.html
• Completed booking form along with a cheque made payable to WMIP should be sent
to: The Administrator, WMIP, Nairn House, 1174 Stratford Road, Hall Green,
Birmingham, B28 8QA.
• Coffee, tea, biscuits and sandwich lunch provided.
Synopses
Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP
Five Ways train station and on-street parking nearby
www.wmip.org
0121 455 7888
admin@wmip.org
Birgit Heuer: Sanatology: Towards a Language of Health and
Healing
Psychoanalysis offers profound theories of human transformation and healing. However, indepth
study of the language employed in case histories suggests that such theories do not
sufficiently translate into the consulting-room. Textual analysis of case material reveals
implicit attitudes in the analyst that are remarkably similar to those diagnosed in patients.
This paper presents my research into clinical case-histories. My approach is based in the
critical philosophy of 20th century thinkers such as Habermas, Kuhn and Polanyi, who
describe the existence of a paradigmatic dimension that underlies any organised scientific
activity, yet ordinarily remains un-reflected.
The paradigmatic dimension of contemporary psychoanalysis indicated by my research
appears negativistic and itself in need of attention and healing. To this end, I offer a
sanatological outlook, which involves rethinking our relational sensibilities and using
different words to express them.
Dr Birgit Heuer is a Jungian Analyst of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, with a
previous training in body-oriented psychotherapy. She has been in private practice for the
past thirty-four years. She served on the BAP training committee and worked as clinical
supervisor at Kingston University. She teaches on several Jungian-analytic trainings, at
Birkbeck College, University of London, and at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies,
University of Essex. She has published and lectured on the body in analysis, on the theme
of forgiveness and on clinical paradigm.
Josephine Evetts-Secker: At Home in the Language of the Soul
On a London street, Erasmus is said to have picked up and carefully examined a scrap of
printed paper that had blown on his path. Writing was precious. The word was still highly
charged. Our culture is less attentive, so often crying out “nothing but words!” and
demanding action instead. In this paper / in my work, I retrieve and value lexical
‘scraps’, attend to the working particles of language, seeing energy and intention active in
psyche’s grammar and heeding James Hillman’s call to restore an “angelogy of words”. We
can do this by acknowledging invisible syntactic, as well as imagistic, values in our soulspeech.
Josephine Evetts-Secker graduated from the University of London and went on to teach
English literature at the University of Calgary. In 1988 she completed training at the CG
Jung Institute, Zurich, practicing privately in Canada before returning to Britain in 1997.
She has served on the council of the IGAP training programme (London) and is currently
President of AGAP. She teaches regularly for ISAP (Zurich) and has lectured for Jung
societies in Canada and USA. She has published poetry, articles, lectures and book
chapters, and edited collections of fairytales for Barefoot Books. ‘At Home in the
Language of the Soul’ (Spring Journal Books, 2011) was written in conjunction with the
Zurich Jung Lecture Series. She is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church and continues
her Jungian practice whilst serving as curate in the Mulgrave parishes, north of Whitby.
Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP