Endings, unexpected and planned: cliff edge or soft landing?

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British Psychotherapy Foundation

31 October 2020

Time: 10:00 - 12:45

Price: Free for BPF members, £15 for BCP registered psychotherapists

Location: online


An event for BPC Registrants. Free for bpf members. Non bpf members £15.00

Date: Sat. Oct 31 Time: 10.00 am – 12.45.

Venue: Online via Zoom

During the morning we will be looking at responsible endings/retirement, issues around fitness to practice, difficulties for clinical trustees, the role of supervision and how/when should trainees be introduced to these issues.

Chair: Joanna Lee

10.00 to 10.15am Introductions and Zoom housekeeping

10.15 – 11.20 Speaker: Penny Pickles

In her talk, Penny will discuss and expand on the report Responsible Retirement, produced by the task group she chaired and submitted to the BPC in 2017. She will return to the recommendations the group made to the BPC and consider why a number of them have not been taken up. In particular, she will look at the difficulties facing clinical trustees as well as consider issues around fitness to practice and attitudes to retirement.

Joanna will give a brief response followed by Q&A’s

About the speaker: Penny Pickles is a Training Analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology and a past Chair of the Society. She is also an Alumni member of Tavistock Relationships. She has been a member of the BPC Ethics Committee, Chair of the SAP Ethics Committee and Chair of the International Association of Analytical Psychology’s Ethics Committee. For seven years she was Co-ordinator and Supervisor of the IAAP’s training programme in Moscow. She has taught at the SAP and TR. In 2016 she was asked by the BPC to chair a group to produce a report looking at the problems of retirement, illness and the sudden death of analysts and psychotherapists.

11.20 -11.30 Break

11.30-12.00 Small group discussion in Zoom chat rooms

12.00-12.45 Feedback from the groups and plenary

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