Boundaries, holding and containment
Fundamental pillars of the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, holding and containment are often seen as the essential foundation from which progress in therapy grows. In this course we shall explore these concepts both in life and in the therapeutic/clinical context.
Teaching will include clinical case studies, theory, poetry, drawing, visualisation, pair and group work. Experiences from the group will be used to consider the role of boundaries, holding and containment in our work. The theories of Winnicott, Bion and object relations theorists will be examined as will existential and humanistic perspectives.
Regardless of one’s theoretical approach as a therapist, boundaries, holding and containment play a vital role in the relationships we offer our clients.
Mickey Yudkin BA, MA has now retired after 25 years as Associate Lecturer in the Department of psychological Sciences at Birkbeck College University of London, where she taught Psychoanalytic Psychology. Mickey also taught personal development courses and CPD at the City Literary Institute and continues to provide CPD for PsychotherapyUK.