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How do we rise to the everyday challenges of growing up and getting old? A day of exploration into the psychological tasks required by the human lifecycle, from birth to death.
WMIP is delighted to bring you our Spring 2020 Conference, focusing on emotional challenges across the human life span. Looking at growth and loss, anxiety and development stirred up at significant points in the lifecycle, the psychoanalytic lens enables understanding of ourselves, and the people we work with.
We welcome our keynote speakers and a choice of facilitated work groups.
Margot Waddell is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, where she is currently the Chair of Publications. She is a Child Analyst and worked for many years as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. She has authored papers and books including, Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and The Growth of the Personality (2002) first published in 1998, and On Adolesence: Inside Stories (2018).
Margot's talk will offer an overview of key anxieties, defences and thrusts for life that are stirred up at significant points in the lifecycle. Thinking about how the changes in the generations evidence the passage of time, how loss and transition works on our internal objects both creatively and regressively, old conflicts return and struggles towards integration and reparation are felt.
Alessandra Cavalli is training and supervising analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology. She supervises therapeutic work with children in care in Mexico (Juconi) since 2008, and has a team of 8 child psychotherapists in London who work with her on the project and travel regularly to Mexico. In 2013 she started a training course in child psychotherapy in Moscow with a group of Jungian and non Jungian child psychotherapists from London. She has published extensively in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and is co editor with Lucinda Hawkins and Martha Stevns of the book "Transformation", published by Karnac in 2013.
Alessandra's talk will give a closer look at clinical examples from different life stages.
10.00 Coffee and registration
10.15 - 10.30 Welcome and Introduction
10.30 - 11.30 Theoretical overview by Margot Waddell covering defences and how they form through the whole life cycle with questions
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.30 Break out group sessions
12.30 - 1.15 Lunch (hot, sit down meal)
1.15 - 2.15 Alessandra Cavalli will present two clinical cases at different stages of the life cycle with questions
2.15 - 3.00 Tea break
3.15 - 4.00 Plenary session
Attendees will have the option of selecting their choice of break out group to join, depending on their interest areas and experiences:
Booking is required for this event. A limited number of early bird tickets priced at £85 are available to the first 30 members to book - don't delay, book now to avoid disappointment. Please complete the booking form and email asap to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the completed form to the address below. Cheques, if applicable should be made payable to West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy.
West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy
1174 Stratford Road
Birmingham B28 8AQ
£85 Early Bird and Students
£95 WMIP member
For payment options - see booking form.
The event will constitute 6 hours of CPD. Certificates available after the event on request.