Migration: or Where Do I Call Home?Book tickets
British Psychotherapy Foundation
This day event will explore the issue of migration and belonging and consider these experiences in the consulting room. The day will involve talks from three highly experienced speakers from each of the professional associations of the BPF, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, a Jungian analyst, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. The talks will explore the experience of migration and belonging from different perspectives, and the day will also involve small group discussions. The day is intended to celebrate the diversity of the BPF both in terms of therapeutic modality and its members’ own skills and lived experience. Lunch will be provided for those attending the event in person.
Registration is required before the 31st January.
About the speakers:
Teresa Bailey is a retired Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. She trained with what used to be the BAP and spent almost 30 years working in CAMHS in the NHS and in the 1980s worked in East Africa with South African children who had been forced to leave apartheid South Africa usually unaccompanied. She has been Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy. Currently, she volunteers at the Baobab Centre working with young survivors of political violence or trafficking. She also offers consultation to professionals working with young people with mental health difficulties. She is a founder member of the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network and is particularly interested in Palestinian child prisoners. Her main clinical expertise is working with children and teenagers who have chronic physical illness, are traumatised and/or have depression and suicidal ideation and those who have survived violence in the home or in a political context.
Ann Kutek is a Jungian Analyst in private practice. After gaining a degree in PPE, she was a VSO teacher in Burundi and later entered social work in South London. For many years she worked in adult and child psychiatry as a fieldworker and manager. She became inaugurating clinical director in an occupational health service for corporates. Alongside this, she has travelled widely to the Caribbean, Canada, Peru, Australia, Scotland and continental Europe where her roots are. She has given and published papers in the UK and abroad, notably in the Revue de Psychologie Analytique, and specialises in translating Jungian analytic texts for the JAP and les Cahiers Jungiens de Psychanalyse. She has taught and supervised IAAP routers in Poland.
Ann grew up in Johannesburg in an immigrant family. Her father had come alone as a refugee aged 19. After attending the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town, she trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Johannesburg and worked in provincial mental health services before emigrating to the UK in the mid-70s, where she became a clinical psychologist in the NHS.
While continuing her work in the NHS, Ann trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Lincoln Centre, and, in a dual role of clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, became the manager of a multi-disciplinary, multi-speciality, multi-modal psychological therapies service. She also worked voluntarily for a few years as a psychotherapist at the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture (now renamed ‘Freedom from Torture’). Since the early 1990s, as a visitor to South Africa, Ann has regularly offered teaching and consultation to mental health professionals and to 3rd Sector organisations working within disadvantaged communities. She has also prepared Expert witness reports for Immigration Tribunal hearings, mostly for people who have applied for asylum in this country.