Holding the Frame: Meeting and Working with the Unthinkable

Organised by:

West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy

25 March 2023

Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Price: £30/£55/£65


St Martins in the Bullring
Edgbaston Street

United Kingdom
B5 5BB

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‘Holding the Frame: Meeting and Working with the Unthinkable’ with SAP Training Analyst Katherine Killick

Saturday 25th March 10am – 2pm, St Martins in the Bullring, Birmingham city centre, B5 5BB

To book your place, please email WMIP

Therapeutic relationships of all kinds include establishing and maintaining boundaries, practices, and attitudes to enable work of a confidential, ethical and often unconscious, nature to take place. These include concrete issues of timing and location. They also include more subtle issues of – for example – personal disclosure by the therapist, physical contact, and communication between sessions, which emerge as questions for the therapist as the frame of the work develops with an individual client. Psychoanalytic thinking offers a wealth of understanding which can help the therapist move beyond thinking in terms of ‘what should I do?’ ‘how can I get this right?’ when the frame is put under pressure, to ‘what does this mean for this individual right now, and what response will best serve their personal growth?’

Katherine Killick helps us grapple with the meaning and potential significance of the frame and enactments that involve the frame. She will be offering both theory and case material to enable consideration of the significance of pressures on the frame and the therapist’s responses. This will include thinking about early anxieties that are often stimulated in psychotherapeutic work and the trauma and relational communications that are being expressed.

This half day CPD will give you opportunities to think about how issues around the frame can emerge and be worked with in your practice. Small group discussion and a plenary afford an opportunity to communicate with others.

We look forward to welcoming you.

To book, email admin@wmip.org



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