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Recent Additions to this Site 2017-03-07T19:53:29+00:00

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How durable is the effect of low intensity CBT for depression and anxiety?

The upshot is: not very 'durable' at all = 53% relapse, of those 79% within first 6 months - this is very much born out by anecdotal evidence we get from interviewing prospective clients in [...]

New paper indicates counselling is comparable to CBT in treating depression

"I am delighted to inform you that following a collaboration between BACP and the University of Sheffield an academic paper has been published in BMC Psychiatry which explores the comparative effectiveness and efficiency of counselling [...]

Mental Health in the UK: The 5-Year Forward View Mental Health Taskforce

An important report has been published on the state of mental health in the UK - based upon the taskforce that has been working on it consulting widely with all the stakeholders in the system [...]

How to Improve Access to ALL the Psychological Therapies?

The 'IAallPT' project: towards a multi-disciplinary, multi-modality mental health and well-being service How can we make a broad-spectrum therapeutic response accessible and available to the community? A year ago, after much preparation, my colleague Justin [...]

Recent Additions to this Site

2017-06-08T20:25:49+00:00

Body Psychotherapy and the Body in Supervision – Interview for CONFER (2013)

In this interview, Jane Ryan from CONFER was asking Michael about Body Psychotherapy, the role of the body in our emotional lives, and the body in supervision, in preparation for the upcoming event in the series ‘LIVE SUPERVISION – THE BODY’ which Michael has entitled: ‘The Fractal Self [...]

2017-04-07T19:07:31+00:00

Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided? (CONFER 2016)

This is the presentation given CONFER at the conference entitled "Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided?" The main aim of the presentation is the following question: If I want the enactment to become transformative of deeply ingrained, unconscious characterological patterns (which, according to one definition, is [...]

2017-04-07T02:55:21+00:00

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice [...]

2017-04-07T02:55:21+00:00

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 3 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice [...]

2017-04-07T03:04:13+00:00

The Client’s Conflict across the Window of Tolerance (2015)

This handout is a more comprehensive and complicated version of the client's internal conflict, relating this conflict to the window of tolerance. There is a simpler version which only describes the client's internal conflict as occurring between their 'habitual mode' and their 'emergency'.  To gain access to the [...]

2017-04-07T03:04:08+00:00

The Client’s Conflict between ‘Habitual Mode’ and ‘Emergency’ (2015)

This hand-out is a more evolved and updated version of the 1998 hand-out on the client's internal conflict. There is a more comprehensive and complicated version which relates this conflict to the window of tolerance. There are many ways to language and conceptualise the client’s internal conflict (Freud’s [...]

2017-03-09T16:03:10+00:00

Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments – Part 2

Audio recording of second half of workshop on "Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments".   To gain access to the full resource, please log-in if you are a member already, or to become a member of the site register here (it's free). Link to Audio-file: Download the [...]

2017-03-09T16:03:09+00:00

Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments – Part 1

Audio recording of first half of workshop on "Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments".   To gain access to the full resource, please log-in if you are a member already, or to become a member of the site register here (it's free). Link to Audio-file: Download the [...]

2017-04-07T03:04:00+00:00

The Main 5 Conflicting Aspects of the Supervisor Role (2015)

This handout was put together after supervision teaching session in June 2015, trying to clarify the various tasks and aspects of the supervisor role, which supervisee's expect or project. They are all in various degrees of tension and conflict with each other, and whilst only two of them [...]