Date(s) - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Engaging directly with our current context, this year’s Summer Conference will be held online. The Conference will consider what is emerging from our experience of the coronavirus pandemic: losses, inequalities and narcissistic wounds, relationships in the virtual world and hopes for new and creative understandings. We welcome your attendance and sharing in this reflective event.
Speakers & Panel Members:
Our Conference title is taken from Professor Bob Hinshelwood’s article ‘Pandemic and pandemonium.’ As introduction, Professor Hinshelwood provides a brief presentation setting the scene and exploring the value of the Psychodynamic Thinking platform and how it can support our capacity to hold together during this difficult time.
Professor Bob Hinshelwood has been a prolific psychoanalytic writer for the last 35 years. His wide-ranging work spans clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis, as well as the application of analytic thinking to other fields – especially groups, organisations and social science.
Trudy Darien is a long-standing member of APPCIOS, and has over 25 years experience working in the care profession. She has an MSc in Therapeutic Child Care and runs APPCIOS accredited training for carers and professionals working with looked after children. She also works at Placement Support as a Therapeutic Specialist.
Mark Waddington is the Director at Placement Support and an APPCIOS Organisational Therapist. A qualified teacher, he was for many years clinical lead at Thornby Hall, an internationally renowned therapeutic community for troubled children. He is currently writing a doctoral thesis around inter-agency working.
Dr Laurence Spurling is Programme Director of the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, as well as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, having joined Birkbeck in 1986. He was a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS, and currently works in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Jenny Sprince is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Organisational Consultant, and Chair of APPCIOS. She has been Clinical Director at Placement Support for the past 19 years.
Hicham Jabrane is Acting Chair on the BCA Committee. His background is in therapeutic communities (substance misuse/offending behaviour), and he currently manages multidisciplinary teams providing a therapeutic presence in schools. He also works in private practice.
Dr Galit Ferguson is a psychotherapist and an honorary counsellor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her background is in research, writing, editing and teaching.
Rita Odumosu is a psychodynamic counsellor in private practice and an Associate Counsellor at the University of Westminster. She is a former teacher with a background in Educational Consultancy and School Improvement.
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This event is fully booked.