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For our 2017 conference, we are delighted to be joined by Margaret Landale, who will lead us in an exploration of the role of embodied awareness in relational ways of working.
The day will include a keynote, time in smaller groups and an open forum, as well as a panel discussion with Shoshi Asheri, Robert Downes and Steff Oates.
Shoshi Asheri (L) is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. She teaches on the post-graduate programme at the Minster Centre and other psychotherapeutic organisations in the UK and abroad. She was a member of the training director’s team of the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy. She is a founding member of The Relational School UK and a member of its Executive Committee. The application of Embodied Relationality as a force of change both in and out of the consulting room has been a central subject of enquiry in her teaching, writing and conference presentations.
Robert Downes is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He teaches ’ the body in psychotherapy’ module at the Minster Centre in London and is the current chair of the Relational School. He delivers workshops and CPD events on embodiment and psychotherapy, working with adolescents and the integration of the transpersonal into clinical practice. He trained at the Chiron Centre in the 90s and has been the last 13 years studying the Diamond Approach. He is currently engaged in integrating notions of white fragility into clinical thought and practice.
Steff Oates (R) is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. She enjoys a varied work life, combining her psychotherapy practice with supervisory and training roles in London, Paris, Geneva, Bucharest and Edinburgh. Originally trained in Transactional Analysis, Steff has developed a long standing passion in working with issues that are not easily understood at a verbal level. She was co-founder of the Northern College of Body Psychotherapy and is committed to her own ongoing development and training others. Steff is a keen writer with a number of published articles and book chapters.
Recent online colloquium...
For this Spring colloquium, we experimented with an OPEN SPACE supported and facilitated by members of the steering group.
Previous online colloquium...
In our last international colloquium we continued to engage with and develop relational aspects of Transactional Analysis.
We took as our starting point the work of Carole Shadbolt on failure and rupture within psychotherapy, which was ﬁrst presented as a paper in Paris and later as an article in the Transactional Analysis Journal, in 2012.
Carole was joined by panelists; Ed Novak (USA), Jo Stuthridge (NZ) and David Tidsall (UK) - and IARTA members all over the world.
Find out more on our Colloquium page.
Events with our friends at...
in conversation with Lynne SegalThursday November 10th, 2016, 2pm - 3.30pm
Jessica Benjamin is one of the best known contemporary psychoanalysts, whose work has had a profound impact on psychoanalysis, feminism and political activism. She is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is a supervising faculty member at the New York University postdoctoral psychology program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies.
Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck. She is widely recognised as a major feminist scholar, whose many books include Is the Future Female?
Special price for IARTA members £25 (+small Eventbrite booking fee)
Stephen Seligman is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Training and Supervising analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and Clinical Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. Dr Seligman has authored over 70 publications, including the forthcoming Attachment, Intersubjectivity, Infancy: Toward a Relational-Developmental Psychoanalysis (Routledge). He is also co-editor of the American Psychiatric Press’ Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. He is also associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and a member of the founding executive board of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Description of the afternoon: Drawing from his paper, Stephen will present ideas and reflections for us to consider and explore. He will make use of video clips to inform our discussion. The paper will be made available prior to the event.
Most recent event: July 31st...
Sunday July 31st 2016, at the DoubleTree Hotel, Ealing, London.
The Spring 2016 Colloquium - an online discussion open to IARTA members across the world - took place between May 6th and 15th.
The presenting paper was: 'Are Games, Enactments, and Reenactments Similar? No, Yes, It Depends' by Edward T. Novak, published in the Transactional Analysis Journal 20I5, Vol. 45(2) 117-127.
In the first few days, author Edward T. Novak was joined by panelists Sue Eusden, Heather Fowlie and Charlotte Sills, before the colloquium was opened to all IARTA members. The moderators were Carole Shadbolt and Suzanne Boyd.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a rich and inspiring ten days.
'Implications, Development and Possibilities', Chapter 10 of Co-Creative Transactional Analysis by Graeme Summers and Keith Tudor (Karnac, 2014)