BPC Workshop: Safeguarding in the Consulting Room

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Organised by:

The British Psychoanalytic Council

09 December 2023

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Price: £80

Location: online


Date: Saturday, 9 December 2023

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Online, Zoom Meetings

This event is for current BPC Registrants only.

As part of our series of small events focussing on professional practice, we are pleased to offer a bespoke safeguarding workshop for psychoanalytic practitioners.

This workshop offers the opportunity for BPC Registrants to explore safeguarding protocols and tools in the context of the clinical situation. The workshop does not constitute a certified training course; instead it will be an opportunity to explore our responsibilities and the conflicts and ethical dilemmas we can be faced with where there are safeguarding concerns.

Case study material will provide opportunities to discuss scenarios relevant to the private and public sectors as applies to both adult and child practitioners. We will work in small discussion groups as well as the larger group, exploring themes such as responsibility to third parties, ways of managing risk to others and issues of confidentiality.

This is a small, online only event with limited spaces and will not be recorded. 

The Trainer

Sonia Appleby qualified as a social worker in 1981, became interested in adult mental health following clinical placements at the Institute of Psychiatry and later qualified from adult psychoanalytic training at the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 1992. Alongside her private practice, she worked as a professional witness in court proceedings; as a senior manager within the NHS (CAMHS) and as a commercial coach in the banking sector including Coutts Bank. Later in her career, she focussed on child protection as the Safeguarding Lead at the Tavistock and Portman between 2009-2021 before her NHS retirement.

She is currently a Clinical Director in the private sector providing psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic services; she continues to see patients.


10.00 Event opens and welcome
10.15 Session 1: What is safeguarding?
11.30 Break
11.45 Session 2: Case studies
13.00 Lunch break
13.45 Session 3: Ethical considerations
14.45 Break
15.00 Final plenary
15.50 Closing statement
16.00 Close

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