Object Relations (Countertransference Process)

SORRY – THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The relational turn in counselling and psychotherapy has brought the issues of transference and countertransference to the fore, as practitioners focus on the value of the therapeutic relationship. The theory of Object Relations can provide us with a useful model of both understanding and working with countertransference issues, yet practitioners often find the theory difficult to access because of its dense theorising and complex terminology. In this workshop I will introduce the theory in a simple and straightforward way, paying attention to its practical application in the counselling room. Once grasped, the basic concepts of Object Relations are an invaluable tool for developing simple and straightforward methods of using and working with the countertransference process.

Course content

  • Introducing the core concepts of Object Relations.
  • Introducing the model of internal objects and self structures.
  • How to interpret different countertransference experiences: complementary and concordant countertransference and what they mean.
  • Live supervision to illustrate the material.
  • Developing an understanding of the different ways of working with countertransference material in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes – at the end of the course participants will:-

  • Understand the basics of object relations.
  • Understand how to use the theory to interpret transference and countertransference.
  • Understand the difference between complementary and concordant countertransference.
  • Have developed a variety of options of how to use the material in clinical work.

Handouts will be provided.

Your Tutor

Helen Rowland PTSTA (P)  is a psychotherapist, trainer and  supervisor, working in private practice since 1997. Based at The Lightwell Practice in Skipton, North  Yorkshire, Helen delivers workshops and training on the therapeutic relationship, relational  psychotherapy, object relations, transference and countertransference, gender and sexuality, social and political issues, and postmodernism. She is interested in issues of diversity and marginalisation, and developing clinical theory and practice around these issues. Helen is a coeditor of the Transactional Analysis Journal.

Please note that lunch is not included. The College will supply a lunch menu for the day closer to the time should you wish to purchase, details will be sent to attendees on the week on the course.

Cancellation Policy

For places cancelled 7 days before the course start date, you will receive a refund. Unfortunately cancellations received after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Event Details 

At the end of this course, participants will receive a certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 6 hours from the Society, as well as course materials and handouts.

The course runs from 09.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday.

Best accessed by car.  There is plenty of on-site free parking.  The nearest main railway station is Lewes and you can get a taxi from there to the college.

THIS COURSE IS BEING RUN BY THE LINK CENTRE ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL COUNSELLING SOCIETY.  ALL CONTACT REGARDING THE ADMIN FOR THIS COURSE SHOULD BE DIRECTED THROUGH THE NATIONAL COUNSELLING SOCIETY 

Fee:

£100

Booking and Dates

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Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 29th June 2019

Location:

The Link Centre, Sussex Rural Business Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE

Tutors:

Helen Rowland

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