Continuing Professional Development

CPD Programme

The Minster Centre is committed to delivering high quality CPD opportunities for counsellors, psychotherapists and other related professions. Our current programme comprises monthly Friday evening talks on contemporary issues that are relevant for therapeutic practice and one day workshops led by leading experts in the field.

Our CPD events are reasonably priced to make them accessible for all practitioners and CPD certificates are issued for attendance. These events are popular and numbers are limited, therefore early registration is recommended. For any general enquiries about the CPD programme please contact Gabor at reception@minstercentre.org.uk.

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The Minster Centre CPD Refund Policy: Tickets for Friday night talks are non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to another person or used for an alternative Friday night talk. Please contact reception@minstercentre.org.uk to arrange this. Limited seats are available on the night. Places booked for weekend CPD events and workshops are refundable if we are informed no later than 1 month before the date of the event. In extenuating circumstances refunds will be granted at our discretion. For further information please contact reception.


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Saturday 23rd July 2016 - 10am – 1.30pm

Christopher Hauke: The Distinctiveness of Jung’s Psychology

This event is for qualified practitioners only.

Jung was a psychiatrist and therapist before he met Freud and the collaboration lasted only six years. In this presentation and workshop we will be discussing the distinctiveness of Jung’s approach to a psychology of the unconscious beginning with his emphasis on therapist and client being partners in the work, sitting face to face. Jung’s emphasis was on the mutual influence between the pair - the therapist must be prepared to change too. We will go on to explore the function of images, dreams and symbols, the role of myth and stories, as well as Jung’s ideas of ‘two kinds of thinking’ and also two levels to our unconscious life, the personal and the collectively shared. Jung’s focus on the psyche being in the world led him to be more aware of the contribution of modern culture and the way over-rationality has caused problems for us in contemporary times. But he also trusted in a self-healing psyche and the need for individuation as a goal of therapy.

Christopher Hauke: is a member of Society of Analytical Psychology and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association of New York, in private practice in London. He is also a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a filmmaker. Recently he has worked as a consultant on projective and depth techniques in branding, and for a digital stories company creating archetypally resonant story material. He is author of Human Being Human: Culture and the Soul and Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities. He has co-edited Jung and Film: Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image, and the sequel, Jung and Film II: The Return. Further Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image, all published by Routledge. Many of the ideas on film are found in Visible Mind. Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious (Routledge, 2013).

Christopher’s new book about film and contemporary life is about how film affects us psychologically as individuals, and how it affects us culturally as collective social beings. www.christopherhauke.com

COST: £40 (non-members), £34 (members)

Please contact Reception for booking enquiries: reception@minstercentre.org.uk

Venue: The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, LONDON, NW6 6RD

CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED

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Saturday 23rd July 2016 - 10am – 5pm

Claire Asherson Bartram: A Taste of Gestalt Therapy Awareness, Creativity and the Here and Now

Gestalt is a German word meaning ‘whole’ in the sense of the whole being a sum of its parts. In this spirit Gestalt therapy supports people to access to the whole of themselves as far as is possible. Gestalt has a robust theory and emphasises creativity, and awareness of what is happening in the here and now. Practitioners devise creative experiments that stretch the boundaries of what is familiar into new territory. Contact and boundaries are important in Gestalt theory and it has a reputation for being direct, powerful and not shying away from difficult emotions and encounters.

On this workshop we will explore key aspects of Gestalt through experiential exercises and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to pay attention to their emotional and physical feelings throughout the day and to engage in dialogue. The aim is for participants to gain a sense of the flavour of Gestalt and its contribution to therapeutic practice and human potential.

Claire Asherson Bartram DPsych: I am a therapist, group facilitator, supervisor and most recently a tutor at the Minster Centre. I qualified with a diploma in Gestalt Therapy in 1991 and have a degree in music and a doctorate in Psychotherapy through Metanoia Institute (2009). I have been through my own years of therapy and find that learning about myself and others never stops. Key points of my life’s journey include being a hippy in the late sixties, a busker, meditation, an administrator for Brent MIND, a wife (twice), a single parent, a stepmother and now a grandparent. What I have always loved about Gestalt is its immediacy, liveliness and the depths of exploration and contact that can arise through its practice.

COST: £80 (non-members), £68 (members and students)

Please contact Reception for booking enquiries: reception@minstercentre.org.uk

Venue: The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, LONDON, NW6 6RD

CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED

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Saturday 10th September 2016 - 10am – 5pm

Dr Val Thomas: Working with Mental Imagery

This workshop presents a more inclusive approach to the use of mental imagery in talking therapies. It is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who want a means of integrating the use of mental imagery more deeply and effectively into their practice. Most therapeutic approaches accept that the client’s mental imagery offers a way of communicating with the nonconscious aspects of the self. However, each school makes therapeutic use of this means of communication in characteristically different ways. In this workshop Val will be presenting a more trans-theoretical framework for practice, one that focuses on the dialogic process between the conscious and nonconscious mediated by mental imagery. This framework allows therapist and client to draw on different functions of mental imagery dependent on therapeutic need.

This workshop consists of theory, case studies and experiential work. Participants will be introduced to the use of ‘framing images’ which are imagery representations of fundamental dimensions of the self (theorised as conceptual metaphors). One framing image, in particular, i.e. the building image that represents the structure of the self, will be explored in more depth to demonstrate how it can be used as a site for ongoing therapeutic work and reflection.

Dr Val Thomas is a counsellor/psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University with course leadership responsibilities for counselling education programmes. She has specialised for many years in developing the use of mental imagery in therapeutic practice. Her book Using Mental Imagery in Counselling and Psychotherapy has been recently published by Routledge.

For further information and publications please go to www.valeriethomas.uk

COST: £80 (non-members), £68 (members and students)

Please contact Reception for booking enquiries: reception@minstercentre.org.uk

Venue: The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, LONDON, NW6 6RD

CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED

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Saturday 17th September 2016 - 10am – 1.30pm

Alyson Jaffe: Working with Disability

This event is for qualified practitioners only.

This is a half day workshop for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who want to deepen their understanding of, and personal responses to working with disability. The session will be in a small group and include some theoretical input, experiential exercises and discussion. It will provide a forum for exploring embodied and relational aspects of working with disability.

Alyson Jaffe is a Deputy Director of Training, and a member of The Minster Centre Supervision Training Team, and has extensive experience as a psychotherapist and supervisor, with a particular interest in difference and diversity. She has worked with a wide range of disabilities, including people who have a brain injury, physical difficulties and learning disability.

COST: £48 (non-members), £40 (members)

Please contact Reception for booking enquiries: reception@minstercentre.org.uk

Venue: The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, LONDON, NW6 6RD

CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED

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Thursday 22nd September 2016 - 6pm to 8pm

Jeremy Holmes: Secular Spirituality - An Attachment/Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

My aim in this talk is to explore the possibility of an authentic ‘spiritual' dimension to psychotherapy. I link the intrinsic unknowingness and openness to surprise of mentalising with the mystery that spirituality addresses. Through a discussion of Tolstoy’s famous ‘oak tree’ metaphor I argue that connectedness represents the psychodynamic end of a continuum that extends into the realm of spirituality. I shall argue a) that there is an intrinsically ‘spiritual’ dimension to psychological health, including the secure attachment that successful psychotherapy hopes to foster, and b) reciprocally, that attachment-informed psychotherapy can make a contribution to a contemporary conception of spirituality.

Professor Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych BPC - For 35 years Jeremy was Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the NHS first at UCL and then in N Devon. He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998-2002. He set up and teaches on the Masters/Doctoral Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training and Research Programme at Exeter University; where he is visiting Professor; and lectures nationally and internationally.

He has written 200 + peer reviewed papers and chapters in the field of Attachment Theory and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy. His many books, translated into 9 languages, include the best-selling, John Bowlby and Attachment Theory (1993/2013 2nd Edition, Routledge), The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005, co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck), Storr’s The Art of Psychotherapy (Taylor & Francis 2012). Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Routledge 2010) won the 2010 Canadian Psychological Association Goethe Award. 2013 saw the 6-volume compendium of the 100 most important papers in Attachment (Benchmarks in Psychology: Attachment Theory, SAGE, co-edited with A. Slade).

His 2014 books are: The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy, Attachments: Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis (both Routledge) and Psychiatry, Past, Present and Prospect (co-editors S. Bloch and S. Green), Oxford. He was recipient of the 2009 New York Attachment Consortium Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award, and the 2013 BJP Rozsika Parker Prize.

COST: £20 (non-members), £16 (members and students)

Please contact Reception for booking enquiries: reception@minstercentre.org.uk

Venue: The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park, LONDON, NW6 6RD

CPD CERTIFICATES WILL BE PROVIDED