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Online Therapy - How to make the Transition to Working Online and How to Develop Good Practice  

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

3 Modules.

Total 6 Hours CPD

Module 1 (31m) How to make the transition to working online and good practice. Price  £40
Module 2 (1hr 06m) Technology in the Therapeutic Frame: Getting it right for our clients £50
Module 3 (45 Mins) Reflections from Online Practice £45

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Many psychotherapists are intrigued about the possibility of seeing clients online and consider the pros and cons of offering online sessions. This workshop will provide an opportunity to further our thinking about the advantages and limitations of web-cam-mediated therapy.

After all, the field of online therapy ‘is so new that standards of practice and learning resources are still being developed. None of us has enough experience as yet to be definitive, but we all feel the need to open the topic for discussion’ (Scharff, 2013).

Pierre Cachia draws on his experience in setting up Tavistock Relationships’ online couple psychotherapy service, which has been running since late 2016. He will share learning from his own practice, as well as that related to having supervised Tavistock Relationships’ online clinicians over this period.

The workshop, in 3 filmed sections, introduces both technical and theoretical aspects of online work. Participants learn how to set up equipment for a video session and how to address related technological issues. The application of theory will be explored with particular emphasis on appreciating the differences and challenges presented when working within a digitally-mediated therapeutic frame. The use of technique will be illustrated with relevant case material. Ethical and legal considerations will be highlighted with special attention given to the management of the risk inherent in working online. Participants will be invited to share their reflections, questions and concerns.

This online workshop is suitable for psychotherapists working with individual clients and couples as well as for trainees.

Payment provides the viewer with access to the material for 3 months.

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Online Lecture Series - 6 Lectures on Couple Psychoanalytic Thinking

Tavistock Relationships Authors Series - 6 Lectures

Tavistock Relationships Authors Lecture (Series 1)
Introducing Couple Psychotherapy

Editor: Catriona Wrottesely

Available to buy from start of September

"We are the products of our relationships, and our ways of relating shape our world. Central to the psychoanalytic model of the mind …is that human nature develops …In fact, I think it is possible to go further and specify the centrality, in both our inner and our external worlds, of couple and family life’

Stanley Ruszczynski

In this lecture series of six specially commissioned original 20-minute online lectures, you will be able to watch and listen to contributions by six Tavistock Relationships authors who have played a major part in the development of couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Stanley Ruszczynski, Mary Morgan; Warren Colman; Dr David Hewison; Andrew Balfour; Dr Christopher Clulow will introduce you to some of the key thinking that underpins the Tavistock Relationships psychoanalytic approach to thinking about couple interaction, and understanding what enables and what inhibits or prevents couple well-functioning.

This view of couple interaction as a dynamic to which both partners contribute and that is shared, rather than the commonly held view by couples in distress that their relationship’s dysfunction is the responsibility or fault of one or the other who must change if the relationship to improve, is something special offered by couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy as developed at Tavistock Relationships in London over the past 70 years.

- Gain an insight into expert couple techniques from some of the premier minds in the modality

- Watch as often as you want online

- All pieces have accompanying reading lists and support offline materials 

These pieces offer individual, family and couple therapists alike the opportunity to understand, explore and use in their thinking, study or work, some of the latest thinking in the world renowned 'Tavistock Method'  of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

You can purchase this unqiue package in its entirety to keep for the special price of just £95, for all six lectures

Alterantively individudal lecutures are available for £25 each.

Readers and topics in the package:

Stanley Ruszczynski - The psychoanalytic approach to thinking about couple interaction

Ruszczynski explores the psychoanalytic approach to thinking about couple interaction, and understanding what enables and what inhibits or prevents couple well-functioning. This lecture demonstrates the importance of this approach: that 'We are the products of our relationships, and our ways of relating shape our world. Central to the psychoanalytic model of the mind …is that human nature develops … is fundamentally based on intrapsychic, interactive, and interpersonal processes — processes necessary to meet the needs and requirements of the developing individual. 

Mary Morgan - The ‘Couple Analytic Setting’ and the Psychic Development of the Couple

In this piece Mary Morgan exemplifies how she tackes the fundamental challenge of finding meaning, partucualrlythe unscious meaning of symptoms, behaviour and experience is central to the pscyhoanalytic way of thinking and working. If we can discover meaning this is part of the process of containment. This lecture illuminates this process using couple case material.

Warren Colman - The Intolerable Other

In his paper about the Intolerable Other, Warren Colman describes an aversion and hostility to relating due to the difficulty of relating to anther person who is different from ourselves and who does not conform to our wishes. This can become  a stuck pattern in couples striving for omnipotent perfection in themselves and others to avoid the pain of loss and disappointment especially, he says, when loss if experienced as equivalent to abandonment.

Dr David Hewison - Shared Unconscious Phantasy

Dr Hewison details how, when working with such couples, therapists have in mind the idea of a shared unconscious phantasy. Couples share a way of relating to others and situations through unconscious phantasies such as, for instance, that love, anger, or conflict is dangerous, or that talking about difficulties will lead to catastrophe. This then leads to the establishment of shared defences to cope with these phantasies, resulting in relationships in which sharing feelings is avoided. These. couples may present in therapy with a difficulty with intimacy or sex, or with feelings of distance and often of loneliness in the relationship

Andrew BalfourSharing Psychic Space

The intimate couple relationship contains relationship templates formed in infancy and beyond, and significant residues of early trauma and conflicts, shared by the couple in the way Hewison describes, that have the potential to lead to or prevent further development and growth. A major challenge to this development occurs when there is a profound difficulty in “sharing psychic space “without feeling taken over or psychically annihilated. When there are two viewpoints, a fear arises that one will invalidate or obliterate the other. Andrew Balfour decribes how these couples function at a predominantly paranoid-schizoid developmental level and become trapped in with “either/or” struggles between “my way” versus “your way”.

Dr Christopher Clulow - Attachment Theory

Therapy has historically been viewed as a ‘talking cure’. This is called into question by Dr Christopher Clulow who considers the process of psychoanalytic couple therapy from an attachment perspective, highlighting the potential for working with the nonverbal communication of affective states. Attachment theory highlights the significance of behaviour for communicating about emotional experience





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Sexual Psychosexual Studies: Sexual Dysfunctions - Female Disorders

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

by Linsey Blair, Couple/Individual Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Therapist

£50 for 3 months access

In this self-directed learning course on female disorders Couple/Individual Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Therapist Linsey Blair discusses a therapeutic approach to a range of related topics. In addition to the lectures a case study is presented, using the genogram as a tool to look at the issues involved.

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Psychological Processes in Divorce

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

For the first time Tavistock Relationships presents specialist online learning featuring video lectures and printable support materials. Head of our Divorce and Separation Service, Dr Avi Shmueli, presents a series of three lectures in which he examines: The physical and legal processes of divorce including processes relating to children and couple functioning; and the impact of different types of divorce on couples. The course is designed to give the practitioner a useful and rounded perspective that will help them in working with couples going through the process of divorce and separation.

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 Tavistock Relationships 70th Anniversary Conference Recording

Tavistock Relationships 70th Anniversary Conference Recording

When We Talk About Love: Learning from Experience, Innovating for the Future (£130)

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This digital recording of the Tavistock Relationships 2018 conference explores what we mean when we talk about love, and consider the nature of intimate relationships at this particular point in the 21st century.

We look at what are the pressures brought to bear on the couple relationship in the age of reality television and social media.

Presentations draw from two new Tavistock Relationships books, which will be launched on the day: A Couple State of Mind: Psychoanalysis of Couples by Mary Morgan, and Engaging Couples: New Directions in Therapeutic Work with Families, edited by Andrew Balfour, Christopher Clulow and Kate Thompson.

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The Impact of the Internet on Couple Relationships

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

Marian O’Connor (Head of Training for Psychosexual Therapy at Tavistock Relationships) and Professor Brett Kahr (Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Senior Fellow at Tavistock Relationships) consider the compulsive use of the internet “being constantly drawn into the world of virtual relationships” and the questions this poses in regard to one’s capacity for intimacy within couple relationships.

This video seminar will be of interest to practitioners working with individuals and couples who are struggling to understand the meaning and management of the internet on their relationships.

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Developments in Thinking about Same Sex Parenting & Couple Relationships

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

In this self-directed learning course Dr Damian McCann, Head of Development Learning at Tavistock Relationships, Dr Fiona Tasker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, and Jess MacIntyre, Project Manager at LGBT Consortium, discuss same-sex parenting in relation to couple relationships.

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Parental Conflict and the Effects on Children’s Development

Online Self-Directed Learning with Study Support Materials

This self-directed learning course features Leezah Hertzman interviewing Professor Gordon Harold about parental conflict and how it can impact on on outcomes for children.

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