'The Mother' with Dwayne Jackson
Mothers are the natural scapegoats for all our failings. This workshop will consider the role of the mother, using theory and clinical experience to examine the ambivalent, the destroying' and the nurturing mother.
Rarely does a client’s mother not appear in the therapy room, one way or another. Many clients carry her with them, having internalised her best or worst parts. And is the therapist’s mother there, too, sitting opposite the client?
This course will think about the mother from a number of angles. We will explore early theories about the mother and see how these might be relevant to our work with clients. Later in the day, we will use examples from clinical experience and from the personal experiences of course participants to consider the role of the mother in psychological and emotional development.
Dwayne Jackson is the founder and director of One Therapy counselling services in central London (www.onetherapy.london).
Dwayne set up psychotherapyUK (www.psychotherapyuk.co.uk), providing CPD courses and workshops for therapists in 2008. He has developed and organised a number of CPD training events in the UK, in collaboration with some of the leading speakers in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Previously, Dwayne worked in Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong providing educational programmes to refugees.
Dwayne is an integrative psychotherapist in private practice and a registered member of BACP. His interests include humanistic psychology, philosophy and realism which he incorporates in his work.