Yearly Archives: 2018

The Client’s Conflict becomes the Therapist’s Conflict – CPD workshop in Oxford 19 Jan 2019

How to spot it and what to do next - a step-by-step recipe book (for processing the therapist’s dilemmas) A CPD day in Oxford - 19th January 2019 After the OTS training day we had in Oxford on September 16th (on ‘Relational Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments') we have had several enquiries and [...]

By |2018-10-26T01:34:20+00:00October 4th, 2018|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

Bristol Monthly Small Supervision Groups

Integrative, experiential supervision groups with Michael Soth These small supervision groups run on a regular monthly basis (Tuesdays) at Fulcrum House in Bristol. There are three groups with 4 participants each during each Tuesday (11.20-13.20; 13.30-15.30; 15.45-17.45). Currently 1 place available (from 4 Dec 2018) in Group 3 - 15.45-17.45 - suits experienced therapist [...]

By |2018-10-28T01:10:22+00:00September 3rd, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Hendon, North London 10:15 to 16:45) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running since 2014, meeting 6 times per year, in varying configurations and with various members. There is obviously an established group dynamic and cohesion, and new participants would [...]

By |2018-09-03T08:25:00+00:00September 3rd, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Oxford bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays in West Oxford (10.00 – 16.30) maximum 7 participants - currently closed Purpose and scope of group This advanced group is open to experienced counsellors and psychotherapists from different therapeutic approaches, orientations and trainings. It is an ongoing integrative group, meeting 6 times per year, and it has been [...]

By |2018-09-03T08:07:51+00:00September 3rd, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2019 with Michael Soth

This weekend CPD group, organised by experienced TA therapist Judy Shaw in Devon around Exeter (the weekends will take place at Judy's place in Offwell near Honiton), will run throughout 2019 and into 2020, with different weekends led by Michael Soth and other trainers. 3 weekends led by Michael will constitute a mini-series on 'relational [...]

By |2018-11-14T19:56:32+00:00September 2nd, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events|0 Comments

Gathering the fragments (2018)

I have been using the phrase 'gathering the fragments of the enactment' for many years, and many of you have asked me to give more detail - here finally is 'another fragment'. I'm grateful to the students on my recent teaching touring in Pakistan, as well as all the tutors and assistants present, who [...]

By |2018-09-14T23:51:19+00:00August 26th, 2018|General Blog Posts|0 Comments

Sustainable practice in the impossible profession – Interview with Michael Soth

Your workshop ‘the Impossible Profession’ is unique in its concept, what led you to its creation? There are two separate but linked recognitions which inspired the workshop, and the 2017 article which it is based upon: 1) the essential impossibility at the heart of the therapeutic profession, and 2) the consequent difficulty in sustaining its [...]

By |2018-05-25T01:42:44+00:00May 9th, 2018|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Integrative Trauma Therapy – CPD Workshops in Oxford with Morit Heitzler 2018

in Oxford with Morit Heitzler integrative - embodied - relational trauma therapy for counsellors and therapists working with trauma (suitable for practitioners from across all therapeutic approaches) If some of your trauma clients show resistance, manifest stuckness or get caught in hidden dissociation or re-traumatisation dynamics, or you encounter unexpected ruptures, impasses or enactments, these workshops are for [...]

Report & Review – Allan Schore: “The growth-promoting role of mutual regressions in deep psychotherapy”

On 23 September 2017 I attended the CPD day (6-hour PowerPoint lecture) "On the growth-promoting role of mutual regressions in deep psychotherapy" (organised by nscience in London) because Allan Schore was promising to offer his latest thinking, and I think he delivered on that promise: he offered some genuine paradigm-shifting ideas and principles. [...]

By |2018-05-25T00:59:08+00:00January 13th, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events, General Blog Posts|0 Comments

Allowing ourselves to be constructed and the enactment of the bad object

A blog post written in preparation for a CPD workshop in Oxford on 4 March 2018 How safe does the therapeutic space need to be? In our attempts to create a safe, empathic and accepting environment for the client in which they can afford to feel open, undefended and vulnerable, we provide a therapeutic presence [...]

By |2018-03-03T00:10:49+00:00January 13th, 2018|CPD Workshops, Courses & Events, General Blog Posts|0 Comments