Alienation is rooted in Marxist philosophy and is the premise for the cause of psychological and social difficulties. It has been a key idea in explaining a missing element in relational transference theories. The theory of alienation has accounted for the important and critical role that systemic oppression plays in creating distress, which has helped me better understand how power dynamics operate intersubjectively.
Drawing on illustrations and discussion we have the opportunity to explore ideas such as traumatic narcissism, (Shaw, 2015) and extractive introjection, (Bollas, 1987). This will be a theory and clinical discussion which could help contribute to decolonising thinking. In particular to highlighting how a normative mindset can be enacted clinically and in supervision.
Karen Minikin is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer (TSTA (P)) currently working in West Somerset and Devon. She draws on history with personal life experience and uses this in relating to help integrate the psychodynamics of politics and power within a relational framework. She has written on these themes in chapters to books and articles. These include contributions to the Transactional Analysis Journal and Psychotherapy and Politics International, currently edited by Keith Tudor.
This group is open to all qualifications from all fields.
IARTA members £15 – Non-members £30
Ticket sales will close on Friday 31st March at 12 noon.
Please note this workshop will be recorded.
The Zoom Link will be sent out to all participants the day before the event.