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Fears of Death and Dying in the Counter-Transference – Revisited in the time of the Coronavirus – Paul Terry

Tuesday 19th May 2020

BCA Forum Room will open at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

‘Fears of Death and Dying in the Counter-Transference – Revisited in the time of the Coronavirus’ by Paul Terry.

Paul Terry published his paper on fears of death and dying in Psychodynamic Practice two years ago and presented it at a Forum at that time. He is currently revising a book of his publications over the last two decades.  His revisions include insights which have arisen during the current pandemic, especially from his experiences of supervising therapists working at this time.  The original paper will be available for members to read on the BCA website and on the APPCIOS website in advance of this forum and members who will be attending are recommended to read it in advance of the forum in order to get the maximum benefit from the talk and discussion.

Paul Terry is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in private practice.  During his career in the NHS he worked in child, adolescent, and adult mental health and a forensic setting, and latterly in a specialist mental health team for older people. In tandem with his clinical work in the NHS Paul was Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London.

An anonymous reviewer of the first draft of the book which Paul is currently preparing to submit for publication, said that in his work Paul Terry was  ‘describing a unique and effective way of working psychodynamically with people in acute or chronic pain and distress in public health settings including how he had to deal with organisational issues, as well as adapt his work to fit with organisational realities and demands.’


Please note that due to restrictions in place because of COVID-19, this event will be online and taking part requires registration (not membership) through the APPCIOS community website. Once registered, please request to join the BCA Forum room (on APPCIOS community website) to receive your invitation. This process is only required once to attend this and future Forum events. More details on the registration process and joining can be found on the new dedicated APPCIOS page.


Paul Terry’s paper is available to download from the BCA Forum Room’s filing cabinet. You can also request to receive a copy directly by emailing Hicham Jabrane:

Please use the same email above to send any queries about the event and the registration process.


Link to BCA page with more details.

Direct link to APPCIOS sign up page.

Direct link to BCA Forum Room where this and future events will be hosted (You must be logged in for this link to work).


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