"It's not me, it's you!": Getting to grips with projective identification
The primitive and unconscious nature of projective identification makes it a difficult concept for us to grasp. Yet it is vital to try to be aware of how it operates in the couples relationship and how we too can get caught up in it in the consulting room. This workshop is suitable for both individual and couple counsellors who want to understand more about projective identification in order to work more effectively with relationship distress.
- Clarify our understanding of the term and how it relates to transference and counter-transference.
- Explore the different purposes, forms and functions of projective identification.
- Look at projective identification as it is experienced in the therapeutic setting and the challenges it presents for the therapist and for the clients.
- Discuss the psychological capacities required for greater individuation and a more mature way of relating.
- Identify how therapy can help partners to retrieve their projections.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to present clinical work.
- Introduction of theoretical concepts.
- Discussion of theory and practice.
- Video material and discussion.
- Projective identification in action; presentation of clinical example.
- Opportunities for participants to present their own clinical work.
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About the host
Tavistock Relationships provides affordable couple counselling and psychotherapy services and a wide range of practitioner training programmes.