Highly recommended interviews with psychoanalytic authors (free audio)

New Books in Psychoanalysis are making available 1-hour long interviews with writers and scholars on their recently published books. Adam Phillips, “Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst” (Yale UP, 2014) Steven Kuchuck, ed., “Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience” (Routledge, 2013) R. D. Hinshelwood, “Research on the Couch: Single-Case Studies, Subjectivity and Psychoanalytic [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:38+00:00May 28th, 2014|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

Opening the ‘doors of perception’ – integrating Jungian and body-oriented traditions

Preparing a workshop for a new group or organisation that I have not worked with before can be useful, taking me back to first principles. On Saturday I will be running an experiential workshop for the foundation year of the Society of Analytical Psychology. Here is the workshop description I came up with and the [...]

By |2014-09-25T12:06:40+00:00May 28th, 2014|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

What are Therapists Looking for in their CPD Training?

We are hearing therapists becoming frustrated and disenchanted with the current CPD culture in the profession: repetitive input, endless lectures, overly theoretical PowerPoints and discussions. We will organise a mini-survey soon, to establish some facts on this. In contrast: just had some properly evaluated feedback from recent workshop in Brighton - have a look here [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:39+00:00May 28th, 2014|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

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.There are also interviews - on the same page - with Michael’s colleagues Margaret Landale and Nick Totton. Here is the link: This interview is in preparation for [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:43+00:00October 1st, 2013|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

1. Continuing Development in an ‘impossible profession’?

The more I am developing, the more impossible it gets? When counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and associated disciplines are called 'impossible professions', this is often understood as a tongue-in-cheek conversational quip, a collective exclamation of mock exasperation: "What can you do? It's impossible!" - and then we continue as before. But I have come to think [...]

By |2017-04-13T05:26:10+00:00June 6th, 2013|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

2. In an impossible profession, the therapist NEEDS to fail

In an impossible profession, the therapist needs to fail In the last entry, I suggested that psychotherapy's depth, impact and effectiveness would increase dramatically, if we took the notion of the 'impossible profession' not as a quip, but as an essential reality - as the paradoxical foundation of our work. Today - without yet delving [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:45+00:00June 27th, 2012|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Interview with Michael: “The Relational Turn in Body Psychotherapy”

In this interview, Nancy Eichhorn was asking about Michael’s background and contribution to the Relational Body Psychotherapy Panel at the EABP/CABP International Conference coming up in September 2012 in Cambridge. Here are some headlines from the content of the interview: Do we have a shared understanding of what we mean by ‘relational’? Relational Body Psychotherapy [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:46+00:00June 12th, 2012|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

3. How do we further continuing development in an ‘impossible profession’?

How do we further continuing development in an 'impossible profession'? In the last two entries, I described the crisis point in professional development that therapists can experience when they are getting in touch with the inherent impossibility of the therapeutic endeavour, and how wrapped up this can become with a disturbing sense of professional failure [...]

By |2018-07-24T21:52:18+00:00September 6th, 2011|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments

Jungian Analyst James Hollis: Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path (2000)

To those of us in mid-life, James Hollis has written several relevant and highly recommended books (see list below). This is from the back cover of his book "Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path" (2000) Were therapists required by “truth in advertising” legislation to tell their reality, then virtually no one would enter therapy. [...]

By |2017-04-01T14:44:27+00:00April 25th, 2011|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

General Principles of the CPD we Offer at INTEGRA …

Features of our courses: offering up-to-date, clinically relevant information and skills content and process are in line with and drawing on modern neuroscience integrating the whole spectrum of therapeutic approaches whole-person and experiential learning aware of embodiment and bodymind processes focussed on working with ‘what is’ theory emerges from practice and is actually helpful, not [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:53+00:00October 11th, 2010|INTEGRA CPD News|0 Comments

What actually is ‘Quality of Relationship’ and can it be Enhanced?

It's an important question, as it is the nebulous catch-all phrase increasingly used to capture the essential factor which apparently makes therapy work - or not! But when we probe a little deeper what people actually mean by the innocuous phrase (which is easily accepted as consensual - we all want quality of relationship, don't [...]

By |2017-03-07T19:54:48+00:00October 11th, 2010|Michael's Psychotherapy CPD Blog|0 Comments