The Use and Abuse of Power in Therapy – with Valerie Sinason and Fanny Brewster

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Organised by:

West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy

20 March 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Price: Student/Trainees £40, WMIP/CPJA Members £55, Other Professionals £65

Location: online

West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy


A conference presented by WMIP in discussion with the Ethics Committee of CPJA and chaired by Alf McFarland.

Speakers: Valerie Sinason and Dr. Fanny Brewster.

There is an unequal power relationship between therapist and client/patient in psychotherapy. Transference dynamics will complicate this relationship, as will other factors such as ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality and intellectual and physical ability. The therapist’s power can operate as a facilitating, healing influence, and it may also, subtly, serve to maintain a pre-existing sense of destructiveness and unworthiness in the client/patient.

Psychotherapists, counsellors, and trainees are invited to join us to consider this important aspect of clinical work.

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