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Psychodynamic Formulation

Psychodynamic Formulation

Date(s) - Saturday, September 9th, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Workshop: Psychodynamic Formulation

Starting work with a client means starting with a psychodynamic hypothesis, both of the client and of what will have to happen in therapy for what is wrong to change. This workshop will look at how we arrive at a hypothesis out of the assessment or first session, and how to use, refer to, and revise this formulation as work progresses. We will split the time between seminar and experiential learning. You can bring material from your own work for discussion.                                       

Suggested reading:

Lemma, A (2016) Assessment and Formulation. Chap. 5 in A. Lemma, An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 2nd edition.  Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell

Hinshelwood, R.D. (1991) Psychodynamic Formulation in Assessment for Psychotherapy.

British Journal of Psychotherapy. Vol 8 issue 2, 166-174




Bridget Townsend is a psychodynamic psychotherapist, trained at Birkbeck and the BPF. After working in the NHS and third sector, she currently divides her work between psychotherapy with private clients, supervision, and the Programme Manager role at Birkbeck.



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Ticket Prices:

£45 Non BCA Member

£40 BCA Member

£15 BCA student member & other student member


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         We look forward to welcoming you at this BCA event


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