WMIP Events

The West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy runs various training courses, seminars and lectures for the general public and members:

NOVEMBER 2017

Myra ConnellMonday 27 November: Myra Connell

Myra Connell reads her final qualifying paper: "The Grand Old Duke of York: Beyond Up and Down". 7.00pm - 8.30pm at the Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House.

This meeting is for WMIP members only.

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JANUARY 2018

Saturday 20 January - JTC Public Lecture

ARCHETYPES: THEIR CLINICAL RELEVANCE IN ANALYTIC PRACTICE
Martin Schmidt

Jung's esoteric archetypes have caused much confusion. In this paper, Martin Schmidt attempts to unpick some of this confusion and demonstrate how archetypal thinking remains useful in understanding the clinical encounter.

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MARCH 2018

Saturday 3 March - JTC Public Lecture

THINKING ON THE BORDER: MEMORY AND THE TRAUMA IN SOCIETY
Jonathan Sklar

How does an individual human being return from the far reaches of certain terrible experiences?

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MAY 2018

Saturday 12 May - JTC Public Lecture

WHY DON'T PSYCHOTHERAPISTS LAUGH? ENJOYMENT AND THE CONSULTING ROOM
Ann Shearer

Humour, enjoyment and lightness of heart find relatively little place in the literature of depth psychology, where the sombre themes of mourning and loss, anger and hatred remain predominant. This talk wonders what fuels such a persistent bias towards the tragic, how this has influenced the development of theory, and how this in turn might affect therapeutic practice.

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JUNE 2018

Alf McFarlandSaturday 9 June - JTC Public Lecture

SELF-CARE FOR THE WOUNDED HEALER
Alf McFarland

This lecture explores the importance of going on relating to one's own wounds after one's own formal psychotherapy has ended, as a part of living and working as a psychotherapist.

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