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  • When is psychosexual therapy the most appropriate referral pathway for a couple?

    Approach/issue: Psychoanalysis

    A question that is often put to me as one of the trainers for our MA in Couple and Individual Psychotherapy and the Psychosexual MSC is ‘when is psychosexual therapy the most appropriate referral pathway for a couple?’ This is a question that our clients also ask me in my role as an assessor for Tavistock Relationships. Many couples that come to Tavistock Relationships present with sexual issues along with other issues; this makes sense. If a couple are struggling emotionally than it is likely that the physical relationship is also suffering. How do we therefore distinguish between the couples who go down the psychosexual pathway and those who into the psychodynamic or psychoanalytic model of working? And how do our clients know what is suitable?

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  • Ethics. What Has Love Got To Do With It?

    Approach/issue: Psychoanalysis

    The subject for this talk came in part from a book called Loveability by Robert Holden. He was talking about conscience and how religion has postulated that humans need conscience and that guilt is our conscience. Holden writes “Guilt is not your real conscience; love is your real conscience.”

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  • How are chaos and complexity theory relevant to our work as therapists?

    Approach/issue: Integrative

    As a therapist, have you ever struggled valiantly, but hopelessly against the entrenched resistance of a client who says they are desperate to change, but are actually digging their heels in at every turn, reacting with “yes, but …” to each and every suggestion? These kinds of situations can often leave you with the sense that you are much more invested in their self-actualisation than they are, and that your therapeutic efforts on their behalf are somewhat like Sisyphos pushing the boulder uphill.

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  • Psychotherapy and the Soul

    Approach/issue: Person-Centered/Transpersonal

    Jane Czyzselska introduces our new webcast series on the soul in psychotherapy

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  • Mutual recognition in the “post-fact” world

    Approach/issue: Group therapy

    Jane Czyzselska considers the psychology of group interaction in the new era of President Trump.

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  • Losing trust in the world: Humiliation and its consequences

    Approach/issue: Psychodynamic

    The author identifies acts of humiliation as a specific and often traumatic way of exercising power, with a set of consistently occurring elements and predictable consequences, including a loss of the ability to trust others. It is argued that these consequences are serious and long-lasting. The article makes a distinction between ‘shame’ as a state of mind and ‘humiliation’ as an act perpetrated against a person or group. The interplay between humiliation and shame after a humiliating act is discussed. It is argued that the patient’s recovery of the capacity to resume a relatively normal life is made more likely if the therapist acknowledges the specificity of humiliation, the impossibility of reversing a humiliating act and the importance of focussing on the consequences of humiliation.

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  • Exclusive interview: Dr David Wexler on men and shame

    Approach/issue: Integrative

    Current UK statistics show that both prison and suicide rates for men are high. Young men are falling behind in secondary education and porn addiction is described as a 21st century epidemic. Dr Jan Mojsa talks to Dr David Wexler about what may be one of the main contributing factors to this, shame.

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  • Infidelity: From promise to promiscuity

    Approach/issue: Family, couple and systemic therapy

    There are so many paths to unfaithfulness. Emotional cheating, affairs, porn. What makes a person cheat and how to do couples deal with the ramifications? We speak to Margaret Ramage, one of the UK's leading experts on infidelity to help us understand more.

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  • Psychotherapy Excellence and Routledge reach agreement

    Approach/issue: Other

    We are delighted to announce that Psychotherapy Excellence and Routledge, the largest publisher of psychotherapy and counselling research publications globally, have reached an agreement to trial academic access for the profession.

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  • Book review: The Psyche in the Modern World - Psychotherapy and Society

    Approach/issue: Other

    Tracy Jarvis interviews Tom Warnecke about a new book that aims to open consulting room doors and establish new connections between psychotherapy and society. Tom identifies the main dychotomies that keep psychotherapy in the margins of society - dychotomies the psychotherapy profession needs to address to achieve better visibility and influence both in public and interdisciplinary space.

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