The abandoned child
How to work with the oral-dependant character
'The abandoned child' - part of 'the wounded self' character styles series
A series of one-day workshops with Gill Coleby.
This series of workshops looks at the different types of injury to the personality and how these injuries cause disruption to the growth of a cohesive, mature self.
It will look in detail at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of the types identified by Stephen Johnson, Kohut, object relations theory, character analysis, and ego psychology.
This workshop will concentrate on working with the oral-dependant character of the abandoned child.
This workshop will enable you to;
- understand the developmental origins of the abandoned child
- identify the oral-dependant character adaptation
- recognise the patterns of oral collapse and oral compensation
- understand the oral defences and the games that are typically played out
- explore the co-dependent relationships of the oral character
- understand the successful strategies for working therapeutically with the oral character
Date: Friday, 22nd November 2019. The workshop will run from 10am-5pm.
For more detailed information about this workshop and all the workshops in the series, and to book your place, please visit our website at https://www.colebycentre.com/training-timetable
About Gill Coleby
This series is based on the work of Stephen Johnson, with a lot of other referenced work, as well as Gill's 20 years of clinical experience. The sessions are kept small to enable group discussions and sharing of clinical work, to demonstrate the useful tool of understanding character styles.