Developing a ‘Couple State of Mind’

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British Psychotherapy Foundation

10 July 2024

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Price: Free

Location: online


Developing a ‘Couple State of Mind’ – How Couple Work Can Enhance Your Psychotherapy Practice

Join us on Wednesday 10th July from 6:30-8pm for an evening with Leezah Hertzmann, our Director of Couple Psychotherapy Training, as she discusses how working with couples can offer a fresh perspective on your individual work with patients/clients.

Date: 10/07/2024. Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm. Venue: Online. Price: Free to attend for psychotherapists and counsellors.

This event will be of interest to those considering training in couple psychotherapy or any clinicians currently working with individuals, children and young people, and parents/carers, who have noticed couple relationship problems in the course of their work but felt less sure about how to address these.

Clinicians who undertake further training in couple work often comment on how rewarding and creative the experience is for the therapist and patients alike, and how it deepens their understanding of unconscious relational dynamics in a way that is different to individual therapy, where the therapist only hears ‘one side of the story.’

During the evening, Leezah will present some of the latest developments in couple psychoanalytic theory and also discuss her own experiences of working with couples and the ways it differs from individual work.

Leezah will also discuss her experience of working with a diverse range of adult partnerships (regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, living together or apart, with or without children, and throughout the life cycle), as well as the conscious and unconscious impact of discrimination within relationships (e.g. homophobia, racism, ageism, class, disability etc.).

About the Speaker:

Leezah Hertzmann is principal couple and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and in private practice. She is also the Course Director for the new bpf clinical training in couple psychotherapy and is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council’s Advisory Committee on Sexual and Gender Diversity. Leezah teaches and publishes widely and her most recent publication, authored with Juliet Newbigin, is entitled ‘Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: A contemporary introduction,’ published by Routledge, and recently reviewed in the British Journal of Psychotherapy (40, 2, 280–294).

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