On interpretation - a close-up look at technique in couple psychotherapy
Speakers: Mary Morgan, psychoanalyst and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist; and Catriona Wrottesley, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
This full-day CPD will examine the technique of interpretation in couple psychotherapy, and consider the range of interpretative possibilities available to the therapist at any given moment.
Interpretations can address various areas of the couple’s relationship, including their projective system, transference relationship, shared phantasy, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and beliefs. They attempt to make conscious aspects of the couple relationship that are unconscious or partially so in order that a couple can deepen their understanding of their shared internal world.
Mary Morgan will present her views on interpretation, drawn in part from her authoritative new book on couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy, 'A Couple State of Mind' (Routledge, 2019).
Catriona Wrottesley will present a series of clinical vignettes to bring this material to life. A range of potential interpretations will be considered, with Mary responding to Catriona’s clinical material with thoughts about what might have been said.
The day is suitable for couple psychoanalytic psychotherapists and couple counsellors. There will be an opportunity for small-group discussion throughout the day.