How to work with the oral dependant character - 'the abandoned child'
Part of the wounded self - character styles series
A series of one-day workshops with Gill Coleby
This series of workshops looks at the different types of injury to the personality and how these injuries cause disruption to the growth of a cohesive, mature self.
It will look in detail at the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of the types identified by Stephen Johnson, Kohut, Object Relations Theory, Character Analysis and Ego Psychology.
This workshop will concentrate on working with the oral dependent character of the abandoned child.
This workshop will enable you to:
- Understand the developmental origins of the Abandoned child
- Identify the Oral Dependant character adaptation
- Recognise the patterns of Oral collapse and Oral compensation
- Understand the Oral defences and the games that are typically played out
- Explore the co-dependent relationships of the Oral Character
- Understand the successful strategies for working therapeutically with the oral character
Date: Friday, 06 July 2018. The workshop will run from 10am - 5pm
Investment: £120 (10% early bird discount - £108 if booked before 05 June 2018)
In the character styles series, this year:
Fri 09 Feb 2018 - The used child – The narcissistic experience
Fri 16 Mar 2018 - The hated child - The schizoid experience
Fri 11 May 2018 - The defeated child - social masochism & patterns of self-defeat
Fri 06 Jul 2018 - The abandoned child – The oral dependant character
Fri 14 Sep 2018 - The disciplined child - The obsessive-compulsive personality
Fri 26 Oct 2018 - The exploited child - Hysterical defences & the histrionic personality
Fri 23 Nov 2018 - The owned child - The borderline and symbiotic character
10% discount available when booking 2 or more workshops
For more detailed information about this workshop and to book your place, visit our website at www.colebycentre.com or call 020 8300 4044
About the host
This series is based on the work of Stephen Johnson, with a lot of other referenced work, as well as Gill's 20 years of clinical experience. The sessions are kept small to enable group discussions and sharing of clinical work, to demonstrate the useful tool of understanding Character Styles.