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Calendar of Forthcoming Events

The B B Zeitlyn Trust is pleased to be able to advertise details of forthcoming events to be held in East Anglia that may be of interest to psychotherapists, people who are training or planning to train in psychotherapy, and more widely to those involved in the caring professions.

If you are planning an event and would like to publish details on the Zeitlyn website, please send your virus-free text by email to timfox.gamages@dsl.pipex.com


Friday 22 March 2019

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex (Southend Campus)


Runaway Train: Violent Compulsion or Compelling Pity?

Speaker: Dr Chris Nicholson

The 1985 film Runaway Train was adapted from a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa. It is a depiction of how human beings can, in particular circumstances, degenerate into animals compelled toward violence and cruelty. The film asks, given the inherent cruelty, hate and aggressiveness of human beings, are we in any sense redeemable? The possibility that redemption can be found though acts of altruism and sacrifice, is represented widely in art, film and literature, but what are the internal, intra-psychic foundations from which such lasting psychological patterns emerge? Using clips from the film, I will explore its underlying themes and show how Melanie Klein’s account of infantile aggression can be applied in a way that illuminates the very worst and best aspects of our human nature.

To see the film in advance, it is available in full on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/FQuKl4emQ9o

Dr Chris Nicholson is the Head of the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He teaches on several programmes, and has devised two new degrees, BA Therapeutic Care and BA Childhood Studies. Before joining the Department, Chris worked in a range of children's services and therapeutic communities. He now provides training, supervision and consultation to organisations in the UK, Greece and India. He developed the Core Competency Framework for Therapeutic Community Practitioners and sits on the Executive Board of the charity, The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities. His papers are published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, and Gravesiana, the Journal of the Robert Graves Society for which he sits on the Editorial Board. His book, Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches is published by Jessica Kingsley.

Entry is free, but you will need to register online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/runaway-train-violent-compulsion-or-compelling-pity-open-seminar-southend-campus-tickets-57383394277

Venue:  Southend Campus Room GB.3.46

Time: 17.30 – 19.00

For further information contact:
Anne Snowling
Operations Assistant, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
University of Essex
T 01206 874554
E pps@essex.ac.uk


Saturday 23 March 2019

The B.B. Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund

The Analysis of the Therapeutic Contract
as Agent of Change

Speaker:  Viqui Rosenberg

What is it that brings about psychic change?   Classic and contemporary ideas are used to understand how primitive aspects of the psyche can lay hidden in the unexamined therapeutic contract that is consciously agreed by therapist and patient. 

In this presentation Viqui Rosenberg will discuss clinical material from a sequence of sessions when opportunities to bring about deep structural changes emerged through the analysis of the setting and its unconscious meanings.

An earlier version of this paper was given as a key-note paper at the BPA Public Conference 2017 under the title:  ‘Filling-in the frame – moves between absence and loss’.

Viqui Rosenberg is a Training Analyst and Supervisor with the PBA and with the BPF; she is a former NHS Consultant in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and teacher of Freudian thinking in the UK and abroad. She has lectured and published papers on various psychoanalytic themes, with a special interest in transference-countertransference and the place of sexuality in psychoanalysis; she has recently given presentations on psychic change and enactment. She is also the author of Time Secret, a volume of poetic fiction.Viqui Rosenberg is in private practice in London.

Venue:  Friends’ Meeting House (next door to 69A) High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1AA

Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm. Registration and coffee from 11.00am  

Cost: £50 which includes coffee and lunch

Booking Form (early booking is recommended as places are limited)


Saturday 18 May 2019

The Society of Analytical Psychology

The Structure and Function of Part Objects

Speaker: Richard Rusbridger

A distinctive feature of Kleinian approaches in psychoanalysis is their interest, which developed from Melanie Klein’s work with children, in primitive states of mind. These frequently involve part object relating, in which a person relates, not to whole people, but to parts of the self and others.  I will talk about the structure and function of part object relating.

Babies begin life relating to parts of their mother or caretaker – a face, breast, arm, etc – rather than to a whole person. These physical parts are rapidly invested with psychological significance. Gradually a baby’s awareness widens – a development which leads over the first six months or so to an integration of the part objects towards making a whole self, relating to whole objects. But this earliest mode of relating remains available to be used when it is needed. How and when this happens, including in clinical work, is the subject of this talk.

Richard Rusbridger is a training analyst, a child analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and in private practice in London. He was a social worker in psychiatry and trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic before training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is an Honorary Reader at University College London, and Hon Sec of the Melanie Klein Trust. He has written papers on psychoanalytic theory, and on psychoanalysis and music, and has edited the collected papers of Edna O’Shaughnessy and (with Priscilla Roth) Elizabeth Spillius.

Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 91-93 Hartington Grove
            Cambridge CB1 7UB

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Fee: £25

Book online: www.thesap.org.uk/sap-events


Friday 12 July 2019

The Staff Counselling Service
University of Cambridge

Autism in the Therapy Room

Exploring the benefits and challenges of working with this client group using academic findings and clinical experiences

Keynote Speaker – Professor Francesca Happé
Professor of Neuroscience
Director of the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Allan Turner
Clinical Direct, Counselling Works
Specialist in Autism Traits in Couples Counselling

Dr Debbie Spain
Clinical Doctorate research Fellow, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Group CBT and Social Interaction and Anxiety in Autism.

Dr Alison Jenaway
Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychiatry.
CAT Psychotherapist – chair of ACAT
CAT interventions with patients presenting with autism traits.

ConvenorMichelle Reynolds, Head of Staff Counselling

Venue: Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Eddington Place, Cambridge CB3 1AS

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Expressions of interest to: staffcouns@admin.cam.ac.uk


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