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Jan
30
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Jan 30 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) 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 have to work with how they fit into that to develop a new shape and group. From March 2018 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

Participants

This group is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years. It currently has 5 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from 2018 there are one or two more places available in this group. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

All of the current participants also work as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. The group has an integrative cross- and multi-modality framework and has developed a supervision style that emphasises reflections on the manifestations of transference and countertransference via enactments.

If you are an experienced practitioner and have a curiosity and interest in relational ways of working as well as psychotherapy integration, stretching beyond the therapeutic approach you originally trained in, then this may be a good group for your further development.

As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group have been working to find a good balance between the two. The group has evolved a culture of sharing our work in an experiential way, through role play and two-chair work alongside traditional presentation and discussion. You would need to be comfortable in sharing yourself in such a group supervision format with an emphasis on experiential learning, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice across the modalities.

Several participants, as well as Michael, have an interest in embodied ways of working and are bringing that to the group.

Practicalities

Times: meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays 10:30 to 17:00.

With 6 participants the fee per day is £110, plus £16 per person for the room we are renting.

With 7 participants the fee per day is £100, plus £15 per person for the room we are renting.

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

The scheduled Tuesdays for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

30 Jan 2018; 13 Mar 2018; 8 May 2018; 26 Jun 2018

 

Feb
5
Mon
2018
Pakistan: Psychotherapy Integration – a CPCAB Level 5 Counselling Course – Module 1 @ TherapyWorks
Feb 5 @ 15:00 – Feb 13 @ 17:00

Who is the course for?

This intermediate course is designed for practising counsellors and therapists, who have been working for a few years, to help you develop your own therapeutic style and identity and find your place within the wider field of counselling and psychotherapy (and the psychological therapies in general).

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 randomly from the smorgasboard of traditional approaches, but provides a rhyme and reason for how we navigate the complex and confusing multitude of approaches.

  1. Broad-spectrum integration of therapeutic approaches

By aiming at broad-spectrum psychotherapy integration, the aim is to support you in developing a therapeutic position that can draw flexibly from the whole range and diversity of approaches. Usually such an integrative project tends to minimise the significant extent to which the different approachs are not just similar or complementary to each other, but are also confusingly contradictory. However, we will try to work towards an integrative understanding without minimising or circumventing the contradictions between the approaches.

We will draw on the three great branches of the field - psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic - and their many later hybrid forms and combinations (including their developments into constructivist, systemic, existential as well as transpersonal branches).

  1. Integration beyond theories and techniques

The basic principle of the course will be a shift away from the attempt to integrate the theories and techniques of traditional approaches and towards an integration of ‘relational modalities’, using a variety of models to clarify what we mean by ‘relational modalities’ (or different kinds of therapeutic relatedness, or simpler: different ‘relational spaces’). This will include the tension between ‘treatment’ versus ‘relationship’, the paradigm clash between humanistic and psychodynamic traditions, the conflicts in the working alliance (rupture-repair), and object versus subject-relating.

  1. Integrating different kinds of therapeutic relatedness (Gomez, Stark & Clarkson)

In reflecting on the therapist’s internal process within and in response to relational dynamics, we will also be distinguishing the therapist’s habitual stance and countertransference from situational countertransference, and will be integrating Petruska Clarkson's model of a multiplicity of relational modalities. Michael has developed the Clarkson model further and integrated it with Gomez’s critique of integration as well as Stark’s model – he calls this integration his ‘diamond model’.

  1. Integrating the main branches of the psychological therapies (humanistic vs psychodynamic vs CBT)

On the most basic level, we will want to validate and integrate humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural traditions (as well as those that are more difficult to classify, i.e. systemic, existential, transpersonal and modern hybrid approaches) as the main branches of the therapeutic field, recognising that these traditions are underpinned by paradigm clashes between them (specifically: paradigm clashes that are not reconcilable on the level of traditional theory and technique, nor meta-psychology).

  1. Recognising gifts and shadow aspects of each traditional approach

We are not aiming at an integration that mixes and combines two (or just a few) different traditional approaches. In this module we are aiming at a broad-spectrum integration, attempting to draw out of each of the traditional approaches and paradigms its special gifts, wisdoms and sensibilities, whilst recognising also its shadow aspects. Beyond that, we will be working on the assumption that even the contradictions and challenges between the approaches can become valid and meaningful information in the therapeutic process.

  1. Integration on the basis of diverse relational spaces

This module is based on the recognition that on a level deeper than theory and technique the contradictions between approaches and paradigms are rooted in different relational positions or stances and the contradictions and tensions between those.

A significant foundation of the course will be an enquiry into the processes - conscious and unconscious - that shape a therapist's relational position in response to a particular client. The complex territory of the therapeutic relationship – co-created by the forcefield between the psyche of both client and therapist – has only been partially described by traditional approaches.

In order to investigate that forcefield, we will be drawing on traditional psychodynamic understandings of transference and countertransference, but we will also have to significantly go beyond this terminology and theoretical framework, by integrating ‘one-person-’ and ‘two-person psychologies’ (using the model by Martha Stark), attachment theory, modern relational perspectives as well as neuroscience and bodymind models of the therapeutic relationship.

  1. Developing your own style and integration

Michael Soth’s ‘Diamond Model’ is meant to be a comprehensive ‘meta-model’ and should give you a good foundation for integrating a wide range of therapeutic approaches, whatever their particular theories and techniques, helping you develop your own blend of theories and ways of working and your own style of being a therapist.

  1. Researching experience – and the art of counselling and psychotherapy research
  • Understand qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Explore and understand evidence based and practice based evidence within counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Understand and engage with concepts of ‘Researching Experience’.
  • Explore the role of the practitioner as researcher.
  • Understand the ‘factors’ involved in change.
  • Have a working understanding of Phenomenological Approaches to research (including heuristic, embodied, imaginal and autoethnographic).
  • Have a working understanding of the differences in approach within phenomenological research.
  • Engage in a research project using own self experience.

 

Tutors

The four 7-day modules of the course will be taught in Karachi, Pakistan by Michael Soth and Jan Mojsa. For all further details including booking, please contact TherapyWorks Pakistan.

 

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Oxford bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oxford Ongoing Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays in West Oxford (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 7 participants - 2 places available from March 2018

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 running since 2012 in varying configurations and with various members.

There is an established group dynamic and cohesion, and as new participants you, me and the existing group would have to work with how you would fit into that to develop a new shape and a new group.

Participants (2 places available from March 2018)

Three participants have been with the group since the beginning (all three are experienced TA therapists). Two embodied-relational therapists joined a couple of years ago. Other members have been from various modalities, including Gestalt, transpersonal, Core Process. There is a solid emphasis on the relational dynamic between client and therapist, including transference, countertransference and enactments.

We are looking for one or two more participants. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

The idea is for the work of the group to be grounded in clinical experience and to have a solid supervision element, but to include additional reflections and theoretical input arising from the process - this will be from an integral-relational perspective, but always stay relevant and applicable to your own style and modality. Working with the general notion of the 'reflective practitioner', we will try to integrate individual and group process as well as experiential and theoretical learning and clinical reflection.

I will attempt to make explicit and accessible some of my internal process and working models as a supervisor and group facilitator, including hand-outs and references, depending on your individual learning needs and development goals as a person and as a therapist.

The way the group has developed over recent years has been to increasingly include participants’ own process, and how that shapes their therapeutic position as well as their impact on the group dynamic and the relationships we have with each other. So there is a considerable degree of self-disclosure and corresponding emotional intensity between group members, and anybody joining the group would probably need to be curious about and open to that kind of engagement.

Practicalities

The times are established and fixed (bi-monthly Tuesdays 10.00 – 16.30 in West Oxford), but apart from that the group is open to the needs and interests of further participants. Depending on the final number of participants, the cost will be between £90 and maximum £110.

The scheduled dates for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

6 Mar 2018; 17 Apr 2018; 22 May 2018; 3 Jul 2018

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

 

Mar
13
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Mar 13 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) 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 have to work with how they fit into that to develop a new shape and group. From March 2018 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

Participants

This group is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years. It currently has 5 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from 2018 there are one or two more places available in this group. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

All of the current participants also work as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. The group has an integrative cross- and multi-modality framework and has developed a supervision style that emphasises reflections on the manifestations of transference and countertransference via enactments.

If you are an experienced practitioner and have a curiosity and interest in relational ways of working as well as psychotherapy integration, stretching beyond the therapeutic approach you originally trained in, then this may be a good group for your further development.

As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group have been working to find a good balance between the two. The group has evolved a culture of sharing our work in an experiential way, through role play and two-chair work alongside traditional presentation and discussion. You would need to be comfortable in sharing yourself in such a group supervision format with an emphasis on experiential learning, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice across the modalities.

Several participants, as well as Michael, have an interest in embodied ways of working and are bringing that to the group.

Practicalities

Times: meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays 10:30 to 17:00.

With 6 participants the fee per day is £110, plus £16 per person for the room we are renting.

With 7 participants the fee per day is £100, plus £15 per person for the room we are renting.

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

The scheduled Tuesdays for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

30 Jan 2018; 13 Mar 2018; 8 May 2018; 26 Jun 2018

 

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Oxford bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group
Apr 17 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oxford Ongoing Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays in West Oxford (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 7 participants - 2 places available from March 2018

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 running since 2012 in varying configurations and with various members.

There is an established group dynamic and cohesion, and as new participants you, me and the existing group would have to work with how you would fit into that to develop a new shape and a new group.

Participants (2 places available from March 2018)

Three participants have been with the group since the beginning (all three are experienced TA therapists). Two embodied-relational therapists joined a couple of years ago. Other members have been from various modalities, including Gestalt, transpersonal, Core Process. There is a solid emphasis on the relational dynamic between client and therapist, including transference, countertransference and enactments.

We are looking for one or two more participants. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

The idea is for the work of the group to be grounded in clinical experience and to have a solid supervision element, but to include additional reflections and theoretical input arising from the process - this will be from an integral-relational perspective, but always stay relevant and applicable to your own style and modality. Working with the general notion of the 'reflective practitioner', we will try to integrate individual and group process as well as experiential and theoretical learning and clinical reflection.

I will attempt to make explicit and accessible some of my internal process and working models as a supervisor and group facilitator, including hand-outs and references, depending on your individual learning needs and development goals as a person and as a therapist.

The way the group has developed over recent years has been to increasingly include participants’ own process, and how that shapes their therapeutic position as well as their impact on the group dynamic and the relationships we have with each other. So there is a considerable degree of self-disclosure and corresponding emotional intensity between group members, and anybody joining the group would probably need to be curious about and open to that kind of engagement.

Practicalities

The times are established and fixed (bi-monthly Tuesdays 10.00 – 16.30 in West Oxford), but apart from that the group is open to the needs and interests of further participants. Depending on the final number of participants, the cost will be between £90 and maximum £110.

The scheduled dates for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

6 Mar 2018; 17 Apr 2018; 22 May 2018; 3 Jul 2018

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

 

May
8
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
May 8 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) 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 have to work with how they fit into that to develop a new shape and group. From March 2018 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

Participants

This group is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years. It currently has 5 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from 2018 there are one or two more places available in this group. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

All of the current participants also work as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. The group has an integrative cross- and multi-modality framework and has developed a supervision style that emphasises reflections on the manifestations of transference and countertransference via enactments.

If you are an experienced practitioner and have a curiosity and interest in relational ways of working as well as psychotherapy integration, stretching beyond the therapeutic approach you originally trained in, then this may be a good group for your further development.

As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group have been working to find a good balance between the two. The group has evolved a culture of sharing our work in an experiential way, through role play and two-chair work alongside traditional presentation and discussion. You would need to be comfortable in sharing yourself in such a group supervision format with an emphasis on experiential learning, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice across the modalities.

Several participants, as well as Michael, have an interest in embodied ways of working and are bringing that to the group.

Practicalities

Times: meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays 10:30 to 17:00.

With 6 participants the fee per day is £110, plus £16 per person for the room we are renting.

With 7 participants the fee per day is £100, plus £15 per person for the room we are renting.

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

The scheduled Tuesdays for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

30 Jan 2018; 13 Mar 2018; 8 May 2018; 26 Jun 2018

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Oxford: Coaching Supervision Conference Keynote: ‘The 12 emotional labours of the supervisor’ @ Oxford Brookes University
May 12 @ 10:00 – 16:30
May
22
Tue
2018
Oxford bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group
May 22 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oxford Ongoing Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays in West Oxford (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 7 participants - 2 places available from March 2018

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 running since 2012 in varying configurations and with various members.

There is an established group dynamic and cohesion, and as new participants you, me and the existing group would have to work with how you would fit into that to develop a new shape and a new group.

Participants (2 places available from March 2018)

Three participants have been with the group since the beginning (all three are experienced TA therapists). Two embodied-relational therapists joined a couple of years ago. Other members have been from various modalities, including Gestalt, transpersonal, Core Process. There is a solid emphasis on the relational dynamic between client and therapist, including transference, countertransference and enactments.

We are looking for one or two more participants. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

The idea is for the work of the group to be grounded in clinical experience and to have a solid supervision element, but to include additional reflections and theoretical input arising from the process - this will be from an integral-relational perspective, but always stay relevant and applicable to your own style and modality. Working with the general notion of the 'reflective practitioner', we will try to integrate individual and group process as well as experiential and theoretical learning and clinical reflection.

I will attempt to make explicit and accessible some of my internal process and working models as a supervisor and group facilitator, including hand-outs and references, depending on your individual learning needs and development goals as a person and as a therapist.

The way the group has developed over recent years has been to increasingly include participants’ own process, and how that shapes their therapeutic position as well as their impact on the group dynamic and the relationships we have with each other. So there is a considerable degree of self-disclosure and corresponding emotional intensity between group members, and anybody joining the group would probably need to be curious about and open to that kind of engagement.

Practicalities

The times are established and fixed (bi-monthly Tuesdays 10.00 – 16.30 in West Oxford), but apart from that the group is open to the needs and interests of further participants. Depending on the final number of participants, the cost will be between £90 and maximum £110.

The scheduled dates for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

6 Mar 2018; 17 Apr 2018; 22 May 2018; 3 Jul 2018

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

 

Jun
26
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Terapia Centre
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) 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 have to work with how they fit into that to develop a new shape and group. From March 2018 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

Participants

This group is open to experienced therapists from across the modalities who have been working for at least 12 years. It currently has 5 members; the maximum group size is 7 participants, so from 2018 there are one or two more places available in this group. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

All of the current participants also work as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. The group has an integrative cross- and multi-modality framework and has developed a supervision style that emphasises reflections on the manifestations of transference and countertransference via enactments.

If you are an experienced practitioner and have a curiosity and interest in relational ways of working as well as psychotherapy integration, stretching beyond the therapeutic approach you originally trained in, then this may be a good group for your further development.

As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group have been working to find a good balance between the two. The group has evolved a culture of sharing our work in an experiential way, through role play and two-chair work alongside traditional presentation and discussion. You would need to be comfortable in sharing yourself in such a group supervision format with an emphasis on experiential learning, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice across the modalities.

Several participants, as well as Michael, have an interest in embodied ways of working and are bringing that to the group.

Practicalities

Times: meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays 10:30 to 17:00.

With 6 participants the fee per day is £110, plus £16 per person for the room we are renting.

With 7 participants the fee per day is £100, plus £15 per person for the room we are renting.

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

The scheduled Tuesdays for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

30 Jan 2018; 13 Mar 2018; 8 May 2018; 26 Jun 2018

 

Jul
3
Tue
2018
Oxford bi-monthly Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group
Jul 3 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Oxford Ongoing Supervision & Personal-Professional Development Group

An integrative, experiential CPD group for experienced therapists (12+ years) with Michael Soth

meeting bi-monthly on Tuesdays in West Oxford (10.00 – 16.30)

maximum 7 participants - 2 places available from March 2018

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 running since 2012 in varying configurations and with various members.

There is an established group dynamic and cohesion, and as new participants you, me and the existing group would have to work with how you would fit into that to develop a new shape and a new group.

Participants (2 places available from March 2018)

Three participants have been with the group since the beginning (all three are experienced TA therapists). Two embodied-relational therapists joined a couple of years ago. Other members have been from various modalities, including Gestalt, transpersonal, Core Process. There is a solid emphasis on the relational dynamic between client and therapist, including transference, countertransference and enactments.

We are looking for one or two more participants. Currently we have one man and four women, so potential male participants are especially welcome.

Format and ways of working

The idea is for the work of the group to be grounded in clinical experience and to have a solid supervision element, but to include additional reflections and theoretical input arising from the process - this will be from an integral-relational perspective, but always stay relevant and applicable to your own style and modality. Working with the general notion of the 'reflective practitioner', we will try to integrate individual and group process as well as experiential and theoretical learning and clinical reflection.

I will attempt to make explicit and accessible some of my internal process and working models as a supervisor and group facilitator, including hand-outs and references, depending on your individual learning needs and development goals as a person and as a therapist.

The way the group has developed over recent years has been to increasingly include participants’ own process, and how that shapes their therapeutic position as well as their impact on the group dynamic and the relationships we have with each other. So there is a considerable degree of self-disclosure and corresponding emotional intensity between group members, and anybody joining the group would probably need to be curious about and open to that kind of engagement.

Practicalities

The times are established and fixed (bi-monthly Tuesdays 10.00 – 16.30 in West Oxford), but apart from that the group is open to the needs and interests of further participants. Depending on the final number of participants, the cost will be between £90 and maximum £110.

The scheduled dates for the remainder of the academic year 2017/2018 are:

6 Mar 2018; 17 Apr 2018; 22 May 2018; 3 Jul 2018

For more detailed information about the background, format and content of the weekend workshop, download the leaflet.

If you are interested in joining this group, an interview with Michael is required. You can contact him on: michael.soth@gmail.com or 07929208217. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

 

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Pakistan: Psychotherapy Integration – a CPCAB Level 5 Counselling Course – Module 3 @ TherapyWorks
Aug 2 @ 15:00 – Aug 16 @ 17:00

Who is the course for?

This intermediate course is designed for practising counsellors and therapists, who have been working for a few years, to help you develop your own therapeutic style and identity and find your place within the wider field of counselling and psychotherapy (and the psychological therapies in general).

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 randomly from the smorgasboard of traditional approaches, but provides a rhyme and reason for how we navigate the complex and confusing multitude of approaches.

Broad-spectrum integration of approaches (without minimising contradictions)

By aiming at broad-spectrum psychotherapy integration, the aim is to support you in developing a therapeutic position that can draw flexibly from the whole range and diversity of approaches. Usually such an integrative project tends to minimise the significant extent to which the different approaches are not just similar or complementary to each other, but are also confusingly contradictory. However, we will try to work towards an integrative understanding without minimising or circumventing the contradictions between the approaches.

Integration beyond theories and techniques

The basic principle of the course will be a shift away from the attempt to integrate the theories and techniques of traditional approaches and towards an integration of ‘relational modalities’, using a variety of models to clarify what we mean by ‘relational modalities’ (or different kinds of therapeutic relatedness, or simpler: different ‘relational spaces’).

Recognising gifts and shadow aspects of each traditional approach

We are not aiming at an integration that mixes and combines two (or a few) different traditional approaches. In this module we are aiming at a broad-spectrum integration, attempting to draw out of each of the traditional approaches and paradigms its special gifts, wisdoms and sensibilities (whilst recognising also its shadow aspects). Beyond that, we will be working on the assumption that even the contradictions and challenges between the approaches can become valid and meaningful information in the therapeutic position.

Integrating the main branches of the psychological therapies (humanistic vs psychodynamic vs CBT)

On the most basic level, we will want to validate and integrate humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural traditions (as well as those that are more difficult to classify, i.e. systemic, existential, transpersonal and modern hybrid approaches) as the main branches of the therapeutic field, recognising that these traditions are underpinned by paradigm clashes between them (specifically: paradigm clashes that are not reconcilable on the level of theory and technique, nor meta-psychology).

Integration on the basis of diverse relational spaces

This module is based on the recognition that on a level deeper than theory and technique the contradictions between paradigms are rooted in different relational positions or stances and the contradictions and tensions between those.

A significant foundation of the course will be an enquiry into the processes - conscious and unconscious - that shape a therapist's relational position in response to a particular client. In order to investigate these processes, we will be drawing on traditional psychodynamic understandings of transference and countertransference, but we will also have to significantly go beyond this terminology and theoretical framework, by integrating ‘one-person-’ and ‘two-person psychologies’ (using the model by Martha Stark), modern relational perspectives as well as bodymind models of the therapeutic relationship.

Integrating different kinds of therapeutic relatedness (Gomez, Stark & Clarkson)

In reflecting on the therapist’s internal process within and in response to relational dynamics, we will also be distinguishing the therapist’s habitual stance and countertransference from situational countertransference, and will be integrating Petruska Clarkson's model of a multiplicity of relational modalities. Michael has developed the Clarkson model further and integrated it with Gomez’s critique of integration as well as Stark’s model – he calls this integration his ‘diamond model’.

Developing your own style and integration

This ‘diamond model’ is meant to be a comprehensive ‘meta-model’ and should give you a good foundation for integrating a wide range of therapeutic approaches, whatever their particular theories and techniques, helping you develop your own blend of theories and ways of working and your own style of being a therapist.

Tutors

The four 7-day modules of the course will be taught in Karachi, Pakistan by Michael Soth and Jan Mojsa. For all further details including booking, please contact TherapyWorks Pakistan.