Inanimate attachments, dangerous desires: psychodynamics of addiction
Trainer: Martin Weegmann
Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (registration at 9.45am)
Course fee: earlybird £99 (before 4th February 2017, £114 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD certificate.
Substance misuse is a pervasive psychosocial and physical problem, with enormous impact on individuals and society. Multi-factorial in nature, many models of understanding are required, with psychodynamic understanding offering additional depth and breadth.
This workshop is an introduction to the psychodynamics of addiction, a neglected perspective. At this one-day event we will show how a variety of psychodynamic approaches can be used to better understanding the powerful and often baffling nature of addiction, and help us appreciate how recovery from such misuse is possible.
A number of concepts will be explored, including inanimate attachments, drugs as self-objects, addiction as a psychic retreat, unconscious ambivalence about change, internal recovery and relational reparation.
Martin will use a combination of presentations, case scenarios, ending with whole group dialogue.
For more information and to book a place, please visit our website: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/inanimate-attachments-dangerous-desires-psychodynamics-addiction/
About the host
Martin Weegmann is a consultant clinical psychologist and group analyst who has specialised in substance misuse and personality disorders. He is editor of Psychodynamics of Addiction (2002, Wiley) and Group Psychotherapy and Addiction (2004, Wiley).