Exploration in the greener grass: Understanding envy in working with couple dynamics
Envy can be difficult to work with and, perhaps because of this, it can be easy to overlook in the consulting room. This study day will explore envy as an intrinsic component of intimate relationships - including the therapeutic one.
It has been 60 years since Melanie Klein’s 'Envy and Gratitude' was published. Her concept of primary envy saw the roots of envy lying in the inevitably unequal relationship between mother and infant. Envy, with its links with the projective system, repetition, destructiveness and potential reparation, still remains at the heart of psychoanalytically- oriented work with couples and individuals.
An examination of envy and its workings will involve discussions around greed, oedipal dilemmas, humiliation, dependency, jealousy, gratitude and love.
This study day will include lectures, experiential work and clinical presentations. Participants are asked to bring cases and to be prepared to think about where envy is located in their clinical work with individuals, couples and families, and how it might be addressed.
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About the host
Our aim at Tavistock Relationships is to create a programme of high-quality, informative and clinically useful CPD. In choosing topics, we aim to ensure we offer fresh subjects to stimulate new thinking and debate as well as continuing to offer repeat workshops for which there is on-going popular demand.