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.

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Saturday 6 October 2018

Society of Analytical Psychology

Safeguarding: How It Affects Professional Practice

Speakers: Elizabeth Urban and Hessel Willemsen

Child neglect and abuse regularly come up in our therapeutic work with adults when they tell us about early traumatic and abusive experiences. Typically, the analyst’s attention turns to the internal child in the adult patient and interprets accordingly. Although the focus on psychodynamic understanding is appropriate, current Safeguarding legislation requires that, if the clinician has a reasonable belief that neglect or abuse is occurring to an actual child in the external world, the analyst must act.

The aim of this presentation is to draw attention to Safeguarding policy, which implies that we are legally responsible for ‘safeguarding’ children and vulnerable adults that may come to our attention through the work with the adult patient. Elizabeth Urban will present clinical examples of safeguarding and how they might be handled, and Hessel Willemsen will explain the legislation. They will also present some dilemmas about safeguarding versus confidentiality. There will be time for participants to raise their concerns about Safeguarding issues they have or have had in their clinical practices.

Elizabeth Urban, PhD, is an SAP Training Analyst. She trained with Michael Fordham from whom she developed an interest in early development. This interest eventually led to providing    infant-parent therapy in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in community services and in a psychiatric in-patient mental health mother-baby unit. She was the co-coordinator of the Child Analytic Training at the SAP until it closed in 2005.  She has led infant observation seminars for over twenty years.  She has written numerous papers on Fordham’s model of development and infant research. She currently works in private practice with adults, teaches and supervises those working with children.

Hessel Willemsen, DClinPsych, is a Supervising Analyst at the SAP. He is co-editor, with Ladson Hinton, of Temporality and Shame – Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (Routledge, 2018). A member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, his recent interests include affect, the body, time, temporality and philosophy and the work of Primo Levi.

Chair :  Wendy Bratherton

This is a 2 hours CPD event

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

Time: 10.00am – 12.30 pm

Tickets Cost £25.00; Trainees £20.00; SAP Members £12.50

To book a ticket go to the Society of Analytical Psychology website and click on ‘Events’


Saturday 13 October 2018

The B.B. Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund

The Michael Conran Lecture 2018

The Disintermediation of Desire:
From 3D(esire) to 2D(esire)

Speaker: Professor Alessandra Lemma

Technology has a broad reach across many functions of the human mind.
Neuroscientists are in the process of understanding how new advances in technology impact our brains.  Psychoanalysts are now also starting to offer commentary on the broader social scale of the changes consequent to technological developments, but mostly the contributions focus on how technology is impacting on psychoanalytic practice and not nearly enough on how it may be impacting psychic development.  This paper will focus on how the Internet is changing our relationship to desire and sexual development during adolescence.  The electronic dimension appears to have led to a transfiguration of intimacy, of sexual identity and most importantly, it will be argued in this paper, that it fundamentally interferes with the ‘work of desire’.

Professor Alessandra Lemma is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College, London where she is also the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre.  She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  She is Visiting Professor, Istituto Winnicot, Sapienza University of Rome and “Centro Winnicot”, Rome.  She is the Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge) and one of the regional editors of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.  She has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body and trauma.

Venue : The Lee Hall, Wolfson College,
               Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm
           (registration and coffee from 10.00am, lunch from 1.00pm)

Cost is £50 which includes coffee and lunch.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

For an application form please click here

To download a copy of the poster: Michael Conran Lecture 2018


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