Psychodynamic understanding of psychotic disorders - 15 March 2016 - Tavistock Centre, London

Working with challenging clinical cases: psychoanalytic understanding applied to working in psychiatric and forensic settings

16 February 2016 and 15 March 2016


Psychodynamic understanding of psychotic disorders: This introductory course will offer a model for understanding, thinking about and working with psychotic disorders. The course will focus on the relationship between the psychotic patient and his/her internal and external reality. It will also examine the way the patient’s inner world can facilitate good management, prevent relapse and engage the patient in health promotion.

The broad emphasis of the course will be practice based and will make extensive use of psychodynamic understanding of the patient and his/her relation with others immediately involved in his/her care.

The day will be divided into two sessions, each consisting of a lecture followed by a clinical presentation/discussion. You will be encouraged to participate fully and make links with your own experience and practice.

Aims:
to provide a model for thinking about and understanding psychotic disorders
to develop the skills for a psychodynamically informed assessment of the patients’ difficulties in a way that complements other mental health assessment tools
to provide practical guidance to the management of patients with psychotic disorders in the context of their ongoing psychiatric care

Date:
Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 - 10:00

Venue:
Tavistock Centre, London NW3 5BA

More info here.

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