Yearly Archives: 2017

OTS-Oxford: Couple Workshop Series 2018

This series of evenings and day workshops is designed to give space to you as a couple. We invite you to invest in your relationship. In our culture that’s a rare opportunity – normally we expect ourselves to just get on, by virtue of being supposedly loving, cooperative, committed adults. But that’s an unrealistic, [...]

By | 2017-12-02T20:47:37+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

OTS-Oxford: Public Workshop Series 2018 – All About Therapy …

A series of open evenings (conversations as well as question and answer sessions) to help you find your way through the maze of the psychological therapies The psychological therapies are a minefield, and very confusing for the layperson. What are the differences between psychology, CBT, counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (and many, many others)? Even the [...]

By | 2017-12-02T20:53:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2018 with Nick Totton & Michael

This weekend CPD group, organised by experienced TA therapist Judy Shaw in Devon around Exeter, will run over 5 weekends during 2018, with 2 weekends led by Nick Totton and 2 by Michael Soth. The weekends will take place at Judy's place in Offwell near Honiton. Dates for 2018 March 17/18: Nick & Michael together [...]

By | 2017-12-02T01:31:21+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Pakistan: TherapyWorks Level V Diploma – Psychotherapy Integration

  Starts 5 February 2018 in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad The aim of the course is to work towards a comprehensive map of the field and develop a relational meta-position that integrates the whole broad range of approaches. This can help us evolve beyond a merely eclectic stance which picks and chooses pragmatically or [...]

Integrative Trauma Therapy – CPD Workshops in Oxford with Morit Heitzler

CPD Training Days with Morit Heitzler These workshops are designed for practising counsellors and therapists who have some previous training and experience with trauma work. They might best be described as 'intermediate' workshops, for therapists who have completed basic training in one of the modern trauma therapies: Somatic Trauma Therapy (Babette Rothschild), Somatic Experiencing [...]

The Findings of the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) – CPD event with Psychoanalyst David Taylor

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study has produced good evidence about the value of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for patients with chronic treatment-resistant depressions - a significant mental disorder. For those who believe in psycho-analysis, to submit it to an RCT can seem like the kind of trial that Kierkegaard saw in the Old Testament story of Abraham’s [...]

By | 2017-04-12T06:57:23+00:00 April 12th, 2017|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

How are Chaos and Complexity Theory Relevant to our Work as Therapists?

This is a much expanded and updated version of an earlier post two years ago -  I have now also added  a resource section at the bottom, with commentaries on useful books.  I've been doing this work in preparation for the CPD weekend “Working at the Edge of Chaos” on 29 & 30 April 2017 [...]

By | 2017-06-10T00:01:12+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments