Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Trainer: Dr Jan McGregor Hepburn, BPC Registrar and Author
Fee: £118 (£108 if booked and paid for 15 August 2020)
Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL
Course code: SC6a
The event is on the 4th floor and there is no lift.
Our trainings take place on upper floors, from Spring 2020 they will be accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
A considerable amount of individual psychoanalytic work involves the person describing and struggling with someone in their lives, frequently a partner. How to work with this is complex. These are significant external realities and to routinely bring the material back into the room and the relationship with the clinician can be experienced as irrelevant, attacking or as the clinician’s own narcissism. However, entering too far into the external reality – as seen of course through the lens of the individual – is rarely clinically useful.
This can be a particular feature where the person not in the room appears to be narcissistic. Clinicians rarely see florid narcissists for help and treatment; they are more likely to see their children, spouses and close relatives. The experience of being in close proximity to someone with a narcissistic defence is very painful. The clinician has to find a balance between being alongside the individual and finding a way to help them to see what they need to understand about themselves to effect change.
The day will involve a theoretical presentation on narcissism as a defence, and will look at defences which can be evoked in the other. We will then look at some clinical material in the light of these defences, and consider what interventions might be appropriate and useful. Participants will be invited to bring their own clinical struggles in this area and how these might be worked with will be a confidential group discussion.
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