CPJA Conference and AGM: 12.30pm on 14 April 2018 UPDATE

The CPJA Annual General Meeting is to be held on 14th April and in order to encourage your active membership in the College and promote our part in the ‘mental health’ environment we were holding the AGM as the final event in an all day conference.  Unfortunately, we have just been informed that our key note speaker, Dr. Clare Gerada, has sent her apologies but she is now going to be out of the country on that day and can no longer give her speech.  

We will therefore not be holding the full conference on that day but will still be offering the chance to hear of the work of our three other speakers, Niki Reeves, Dorothee Bonnigal-Katz and Katrina Ashton. You will be able to hear of some of the more inspirational ways in which 3 of our members have challenged a shrinking access to our type of psychotherapy.

 We hope that we might be able to reschedule a fuller conference in the autumn but until then our event on the 14th April will now be free to all members of CPJA. I do hope that you will be able to join us on the day.  Please RSVP to cpjacollege@gmail.com to reserve your place.  Lunch will be provided from 12.30pm.  The programme is available here

 Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, LONDON N7 6PA


12.30    Lunch

13.15    Niki Reeves: Are the streets too dangerous?  Counselling the homeless where they live
Working on the streets of Southampton gave the opportunity to examine and question the boundaries that are the tenets of our work.

13.35   Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz:  Psychosis Therapy Project: A Psychoanalytic Project in the Community.  The Psychosis Therapy Project (PTP) was founded in 2013 with a view to offering long term psychoanalytic therapy to people with an experience of psychosis. Since then, the PTP has been operating at Islington Mind and a pilot was launched in South London in early 2017 under the auspices of Lambeth & Southwark Mind. This presentation offers to discuss the benefits and the challenges of running a specialist psychoanalytic project in the community in the current economic and political climate.

14.00 Katrina Ashton:  The challenges of delivering psychodynamic psychotherapy in a secure setting.  This session looks at two aspects of the work in a forensic setting, firstly the relationship to the service users and secondly the relationship to the institution. Though some clinical material will be used this is an examination of the organisational defenses against the delivery of psychodynamically informed work.

14.25   Plenary Session: opportunity for discussion and debate with the speakers

End of Conference

14.45 – 15 00 Refreshments and Arrival of Delegates

15.00 – 16.00      CPJA AGM

There is no charge for this event but please RSVP to  reserve your place  cpjacollege@gmail.com



The programme and speakers biogs are available here



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