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Advanced Couple Therapy International Summer School 2022: Technique in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy

This Summer School for couple-trained therapists already working in the field will explore different aspects of technique in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with couples, including interpretation and the place of transference.

Key information

 COURSE FULL - No longer accepting applications

Date and time: 5-8 July 2022, 10am-5pm 

Trainers: Experienced members of Tavistock Relationships, including Mary Morgan, Stanley Ruszczysnski and Andrew Balfour

Fee: £699

How to apply: COURSE FULL - no longer taking applications

Venue: Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL

Access: Our trainings take place on upper floors, 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.

  • Overview

    The 2022 Advanced Couple Therapy Summer School will explore different aspects of technique in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with couples, including interpretation and the place of transference.

    The Advanced Summer School provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in cutting-edge thinking with a world-leading couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy institute.

    You will learn and grow as a couple therapist through theoretical seminars and twice-daily intensive clinical discussion groups, and will study alongside like-minded people from the UK and around the world. Included in the course fee is the cost of a theatre ticket to a London show, which will be attended as a group on the Wednesday evening, and discussed in a seminar the following day.

    Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by experienced members of Tavistock Relationships, including Mary Morgan, Stanley Ruszczysnski and Andrew Balfour.

    The Advanced Summer School programme has been unable to run in person for a couple of years due to the pandemic, and we are delighted to be able to return to face-to-face teaching this year and to welcome students to our home in London.

  • Who is it for?

    For couple-trained therapists already working in the field.

  • About the trainers

    Seminars and clinical discussion groups will be led by experienced members of Tavistock Relationships, including Mary Morgan, Stanley Ruszczysnski and Andrew Balfour.

    Mary Morgan

    Mary Morgan is a Psychoanalyst, Consultant Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Senior Fellow of Tavistock Relationships and Honorary Member of the Polish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is European member of the IPACommittee in Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Until quite recently Mary was the Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis and Head of the MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Tavistock Relationships. She has written extensively in field of couple psychoanalysis and teaches and supervises internationally. Her book: ‘A Couple State of Mind: Psychoanalysis of Couples – the Tavistock Relationships Model’ was published recently by Routledge.

    Stanley Ruszczysnski

    Stanley Ruszczysnski is a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic couple psychotherapist, a Full Member of BPA, IPA, BPF and the BSCPC. He is Consultant Adult Psychotherapist (and past Clinical Director, 2005-2016) at the Portman Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London), which offers psychotherapeutic treatment to patients disturbed by their criminality, violence or damaging sexual behaviours, and teaching and consultancy programme for colleagues in mental health, criminal justice and social care settings working with similar patients and clients. He was a staff member at (the now) Tavistock Relationships between 1982 and 1997, serving as its Clinical Co-ordinator, Training Co-ordinator and, between 1987 and 1993, its Deputy Director. He has a private clinical and organisational consultancy practice, has authored many book chapters and articles, and edited and co-edited five books, including Psychotherapy with Couples (Karnac, 1993), with James Fisher, Intrusiveness and Intimacy in the Couple (Karnac, 1995) and with David Morgan Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquency (Karnac, 2007).

    Andrew Balfour

    Andrew Balfour is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to work with couples and individuals and is also qualified as a clinical psychologist. He has many years’ experience of working psychotherapeutically with couples, developing new projects and conducting research. He has published many papers in the field and has taught and lectured widely both in Britain and abroad. Andrew was appointed CEO of Tavistock Relationships in May 2016.

How to apply

COURSE FULL - No longer accepting applications

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