Understanding and Working with Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind

A one-day workshop with Marcus West

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Marcus West

When: 6 October 2018

Where: The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork

Cost: €90.00. Tea and coffee included.

CPD Hours: 5.5

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This practical workshop will explore how advances in our understanding of trauma, and early relational trauma in particular, throws vital light on some of the areas with which psychoanalysis has traditionally struggled – particularly in narcissistic and borderline presentations. Despite years of antipathy, psychoanalysis and trauma theory both need and complement each other.

The workshop, which will be especially relevant for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists, and psychotherapy/psychology students, will assist practitioners to understand the underlying dynamics behind clients’ apparently destructive ways of relating, beliefs, and affective-somatic reactions. We will explore the primitive roots of experiences such as nihilism, despair, regression, suicidal impulses, anxiety, and murderousness. A main focus of the day will be on how the patterns associated with early relational trauma – frequently of an unbearable, conflictual or ‘impossible’ nature – emerge in the consulting room and how they can be worked with more safely and effectively. An exploration of Jung’s concept of the Complex will be central to this understanding.

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Postnatal Anxiety & Depression

A one-day seminar with Stella Acquarone

When: 3 November 2018, 9:30am – 4pm

Where: The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork

Cost: €90.00. Tea and coffee included.

CPD Hours: 5.5

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A psychoanalytic understanding of the ‘mother-baby’ dyad has particular relevance for practitioners. In this practical seminar that would be of value to psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists, Dr Stella Acquarone first demystifies the aetiology of post natal anxiety and depression; providing us with an understanding of contributing factors. This introduction leads to a discussion on therapeutic implications including effectively assessing and working with manifestations of severe anxiety, depression, mood swings, extreme stress and suicidal tendencies for mothers.

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