Yearly Archives: 2015

Visionary psychoanalyst Harold Searles has died

Harold Searles has died - see obituary and commentaries on this visionary psychoanalyst. There is also a piece of writing by a psychoanalyst who herself was in analysis with Searles, and describes it in glowing terms, revealing both the limitations of the sub-cultural context of the discipline at the time as well as glimpses of [...]

By | 2015-11-28T13:02:35+00:00 November 28th, 2015|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

Commentary and critique of introductory chapter of Martha Stark’s 1999 “Modes of Therapeutic Action”

Martha Stark (1999) “Modes of Therapeutic Action” A summary of the introductory chapter to the book, with commentary and critique by Michael Soth © 2015 I have been using Martha Stark’s book “Modes of Therapeutic Action” for some time as one of the main texts for exploring the fundamental ideas and principles of the relational [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:32:10+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

IARPP Conference 2016 Rome, Italy 9 – 12 June 2016

The International  Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Conference - IARPP 2016 ROME, ITALY The Arts of Time: Relational Psychoanalysis and Forms of Vitality in Clinical Process In these recent years psychoanalysis has been dealing more and more with the exploration of the therapeutic process and the implicit dimension of the clinical exchange. A relational [...]

By | 2015-11-10T08:57:48+00:00 November 10th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

SEPI Conference 2016 Dublin, Ireland 16–18 June 2016

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration: International Conference The Therapist in Integrative Therapy: Implications for Practice, Research, and Training Continuing with SEPI´s goal to expand and enrich our mission of promoting innovative applications of integrative psychotherapy, the major theme for our 2016 meeting will address the topic of the therapist, with its numerous practice, [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:50+00:00 November 10th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Mark Solms: “If the Id is conscious, where and what is ‘the unconscious’?”

Here is a highly recommended video of Mark Solms’ presentation at the NYSPA’s Fall Conference: Neurosciences and Psychoanalysis: From Early Freud to Contemporary Practice held on October 4, 2015. The title of the presentation is: “If the Id is conscious, where and what is ‘the unconscious’?” Whilst we might find some arguments with what he's [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:51+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2016 with Nick Totton & Michael

This weekend CPD group, organised by experienced TA therapist Judy Shaw in Devon around Exeter, will run over 4 weekends during 2016, with 2 weekends led by Nick Totton and 2 by Michael Soth. There will be two venues: the East Down Centre in Dunsford and Judy's place in Offwell near Honiton. There will be [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:52+00:00 August 30th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

CPD Workshop: How To Work When Therapy Isn’t Working?

Embodied Pathways Towards Resolving Impasses, Breakdowns and Enactments This is a workshop I have been running over recent years, in different places, for different audiences, for therapists from across the approaches and modalities. It introduces the underestimated complexities and paradoxes of the working alliance in an accessible way, drawing attention to the rupture-and-repair cycles that [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:53+00:00 August 30th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 8 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last few years, meeting 4 or 5 days per year. There is a pool of 18 participants, and 2 more places are available from 2016. As an experienced practitioner, you are [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:54+00:00 August 30th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group

A broad-spectrum integrative, embodied  & relational group for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the therapeutic approaches and modalities - with Michael Soth About the format the group The group will be ongoing, at a frequency about 4 or 5 days per year. It will be semi-closed, to allow for continuity and group cohesion. That means [...]

By | 2017-05-29T20:32:10+00:00 August 30th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Sneak Preview: The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology

Edited by Gustl Marlock and Halko Weiss with Courtenay Young and Michael Soth This global Handbook of Body Psychotherapy has been many years in the making,  and is now due to be published in December 2015. You can get a 30% discount ($69.99 rather than $99.99) by ordering that book directly from North Atlantic Books.  I spent [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:55+00:00 August 26th, 2015|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

Adrienne Margarian: Working with Somatic Countertransference, a Cross-Cultural perspective

PsycheVisual presents Video by Adrienne Margarian on Somatic Countertransference In this short video extract from her lecture, Adrienne Margarian summarises her thinking on somatic countertransference, refers to her research and gives a couple of clinical examples. A significant aspect of her research is the cross-cultural dimension -  she confirms that somatic countertransference this significant in different cultural contexts,  both [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:53:55+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

Presentations from Conference ‘Embodied Intersubjectivity in the Clinic’ with Shaun Gallagher

Shaun Gallagher: "4E cognition in therapeutic settings" (4E = embodied,  embedded,  enactive,  extended) Shaun's presentation in PDF format ‘Embodied Intersubjectivity’ – Preparatory Notes by Michael Soth Questions inherent in our theme ‘Embodied Intersubjectivity’ What are our ideas/concepts of ‘mind’ and how two ‘minds’ understand each other and relate? What [...]

By | 2017-06-09T20:22:47+00:00 July 5th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Online Enquiry: Overestimating the Working Alliance?

Investigating our shared ‘implicit relational knowing’ about the working alliance by considering the question: Do therapists tend to over-estimate the working alliance they have with their clients? Take part in our online enquiry and join us in a shared experimental learning process. You are welcome to join in the enquiry around this topic which I [...]

By | 2017-08-31T17:56:09+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Challenges in Making a Sustainable Living as a Therapist

What are the emotional/psychological factors that limit a thriving practice for therapists (and helping professionals generally)? Preparatory considerations for workshop in Brighton on 4 July 2015.   Most workshops for therapists on this topic of making a living focus on the actual business skills needed, or on your own ambivalence about charging money (self-worth). The [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:17+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

How is Countertransferential Enactment Worked Through?

In response to a question by Larry Josephs in the context of the IARPP colloquium on: "The Body as Experience, The Body as Experiencer: A Multi-Perspectival Conversation" - Author: Steven Knoblauch Larry Josephs: "In body work how is countertransferential enactment worked through? What if the way in which we physically touch a patient implicitly conveys [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:18+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Introductory Notes by Michael Soth: ‘Embodied Intersubjectivity in the Clinic’ with Shaun Gallagher

Questions inherent in our theme ‘Embodied Intersubjectivity’ What are our ideas/concepts of ‘mind’ and how two ‘minds’ understand each other and relate? What notion of ‘mind’ is implicit in our practice and in our way of being and thinking? What role does our bodily experience play in our ‘mind’ process? What are our [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:20+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

The Therapist’s Habitual Position

Morit Heitzler will soon be running a workshop in Oxford on the topic of "The therapist's habitual position". Traditionally, when we describe a therapist's way of working, we think about theory and technique: what kind of concepts, models and theoretical framework underpins the approach? and what kind of interventions and therapeutic responses flow from this? [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:21+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments