Unexplained physical symptoms
Jean Penman (D. Prof., MSc. Psychodynamics, H.V., RGN, MBACP Senior Accred.) is Lead Psychotherapist for the NHS Psychosexual Counselling in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She will present the findings of her recent professional doctorate on persistent physical symptoms in healthcare settings.
The CPD session aims to raise awareness of unexplained physical symptoms brought to therapy sessions and increase confidence in counselling practice when encountering unresolved symptoms.
Jean will outline the learning from research and practice and how to apply the findings to your own practice. This will be followed by a confidential practical seminar where Jean will take two or three case examples (volunteered on the day) that show persistent sexual or physical symptoms.
Finally Jean will review the learning and discuss how practice might change in this area of unmet need.
We are a counselling charity in Bedford that has been delivering quality low cost therapy for many years. We also run several well regarded counselling courses, a programme of CPD for counsellors and an annual conference.