Anxiety affects daily life. Development and growth are that rare human achievement when we can overcome anxiety and its debilitating effects. This symposium will get to grips with understanding anxiety via a psychodynamic lens.
When: Saturday 20th March 2021 - 10am to 4pm (with breaks).
Where: Please note, this symposium may either be held at the University of Bedfordshire (The Gateway Building, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA) in Bedford or on Zoom, depending on the state of Covid 19 restrictions by March.
Cost: £75 (£65 students).
Payment: You can pay by direct bank transfer (please ask for bank details), or send a cheque payable to Bedford Counselling Centre to Bedford Counselling and Training, 71 Gwyn Street, Bedfordshire MK40 1HH.
Why do this workshop?
We experience anxiety and fear every day of our lives, whether it is about work, our health and safety and/or our relationships with others. Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder almost always tops the chart of most browsed mental health subjects.
This symposium will give you an in-depth understanding of anxiety and its roots in guilt, hate and fear of castration. In the therapeutic space of group and individual work, you will be able to understand how you as a practitioner help people manage their anxiety and begin to heal.
To understand what is anxiety – its function in normal and abnormal conditions. The effect of fear and anxiety on the possibilities of growth and development.
The psychodynamic lens: pre-oedipal and oedipal anxiety. Klein and Freud on anxiety.
To discuss how and why we help clients become less anxious and more contained.
Process for symposium
There will be a speaker presentation on the history of and psychodynamic theories about anxiety as well as examples of its presence in the consulting room. The presentation will be followed by participant discussion. The speaker will then facilitate pair and group work so that participants can apply theory to their own clinical practice examples.
This symposium is suitable for qualified and training psychodynamic psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners. The primary theoretical focus will be psychodynamic, but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend as long as they have made themselves familiar with some of the pre-course reading.
About Smita Rajput Kamble
Smita is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She is a training supervisor at Bedford Counselling Foundation. In the past, she was one of the faculty at WPF Therapy, London Bridge where she taught the Advanced Clinical and Theoretical Issues seminar to Year 3 and 4 psychodynamic psychotherapy trainees. She also conducts CPD activities within the psychodynamic community in London.