Affairs within relationships from a psychodynamic perspective
Why do people in committed relationships have affairs? What might be the meaning of an affair within an intimate relationship and how does awareness of a romantic or sexual affair impact the counselling or psychotherapy process? What might our clients be telling us when they disclose affairs outside their primary relationship?
This workshop is for practitioners of all approaches working with individuals, couples or families. The day will focus on the impact of an affair on the adult intimate relationship and how the triangle outside the room may be reflected in the therapeutic space.
We will explore the context and meaning of the affair within the primary couple relationship and the extended family. Whilst a predominantly psychodynamic approach is offered in this training, systemic theory will also be considered as well as participants’ theoretical thinking as it is presented in discussion.
The day will be interactive and will include theoretical teaching, group discussion, DVD material and the use of clinical case studies to demonstrate our learning.
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About the host
Jenny Riddell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. Her specialist interests are in how a couple grieve, infertility, affairs and working with couples in later life. She has a private practice and supervises, trains, and teaches. She has worked with Relate, WPF and TCCR and is member of BPC, UKCP, BAPPS and BACP.