Monthly Archives: February 2015

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

‘Embodied Intersubjectivity in the Clinic’ – Conference with Shaun Gallagher

Sun 26 Apr 2015, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm; Birkbeck College, London Keynote: Prof. Shaun Gallagher With Panelists: Susie Orbach, Nick Totton, Werner Prall, Birgit Heuer & Jean Knox Chair: Michael Soth The notions of 'embodiment' and 'intersubjectivity' are central to the therapeutic relationship and to modern notions of relationality. However, these notions [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:22+00:00 February 19th, 2015|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

The Vicissitudes of Therapeutic Assessment

The following piece was written in preparation for a training day on “First Sessions and Initial Assessments and Dilemmas”. The tension between (inter)subjective and objective aspects of the assessment encounter Whether it is an assessment at school, university or at work, or by a medical specialist or other expert, one question - running alongside the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T12:31:11+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

The Therapist’s Conflict – a Precious Ingredient in the Therapeutic Encounter

CPD Workshop: "How to work whentherapy isn't working?" ...when the client’s conflict becomes the therapist’s conflict Traditional academic teaching of counselling and psychotherapy assumes that our discipline is similar to any other subject - whether we are learning history or engineering or psychology, there is a body of knowledge and a range of models that [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:54:23+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments