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Key Information

Date: Saturday, November 11th 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm 
Speakers: Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships, and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health; Angela Joyce, Chair of the Winnicott Trust and Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society; Dr David Hewison, Senior Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Head of Research and Ethics at Tavistock Relationships.
Fees:  £130 (£120 if booked and paid for by 30 September 2017) 
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Course code: CF02
CPD hours: 6

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This conference will explore how an examination of D.W. Winnicott's personal life and theories can help inform our therapeutic work with couples.

Professor Brett Kahr (author of Tea with Winnicott and D.W. Winnicott: A Biographical Portrait) will present completely new research on Winnicott's own marriages. His findings will shed light on marital choice, marital health and marital illness.

He will be joined by two other speakers: fellow Winnicottian Scholar Angela Joyce (Chair of the Winnicott Trust, co-author of Reading Winnicott) and David Hewison (Head of Research at Tavistock Relationships, Jungian analyst, lead author of Couple Therapy for Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Integrative Practice (2014) and Winnicott enthusiast for 35 years).

In her talk 'The Self and the Problem of the Other', Angela Joyce will explore the developmental aspects of what enables the self to be in a couple when "otherness" is so problematic. Winnicott's work gives us tools for understanding the ingredients for health and the impediments which interfere with the developmental move from illusory creativity to finding the other. Angela will draw on her work with parents and families, as well as the many individuals she has seen in over 40 years of practice.

Winnicott’s work stresses the importance of individuality, creativity, and aliveness. He was concerned about the stifling of creativity in the psychoanalytical community where the focus on studying only particular writers and methodologies could lead to imitative or dogmatic thinking and analysts with little imagination. At Tavistock Relationships we hope that this innovative conference, focussing on how Winnicott’s theories can inform our thinking about couples, will be a lively and creative day for all involved.


If you experience any problems during the application process, please contact the Training Administration team on 020 7380 8288 or training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk

Please note all bookings are non-refundable.

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Continuing Professional Development

Our aim at Tavistock Relationships is to create a programme of high-quality, informative and clinically useful CPD. In choosing topics, we aim to ensure we offer fresh subjects to stimulate new thinking and debate as well as continuing to offer repeat workshops for which there is on-going popular demand.

"It's been absolutely amazing to sit in a room with so much creative thought and shared interest."

CPD attendee 2015