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Psychotherapy training

10 monthly Saturdays: 10am to 4.30pm; Dates: 6th October 2018, 3rd November, 1st December,
5th January 2019, 2nd February, 2nd March, 6th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July
VENUE: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX
FEES: £1,250
DATES:

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
Join the bpf’s flagship introductory course – now in
its third year. Psychotherapy Today has been
specifically designed for those who are either
considering a psychotherapy training and/or are
curious about psychoanalytic and Jungian thinking
and how these ideas can be applied to the world in
which we live. The course aims to kindle curiosity,
encourage critical thinking, make connections, and
investigate differences in a creative and inclusive
group setting, enabling students to develop their
own associations and ideas.
You may already be working in related professions,
such as a GP, nursery nurse or social worker, or you
may come from a completely different background.
Life experience is strongly valued.
ABOUT THE COURSE
On each Saturday, two seminars are delivered on a
specific theme; one seminar offers a psychoanalytic,
the other a Jungian perspective. The aim of the
course is to consider how these ways of thinking can
be useful tools for reflecting on and understanding a
broad range of issues. Each seminar is followed by a
facilitated group discussion, in which you can explore
and discuss key ideas. All seminar leaders and
discussion facilitators are bpf psychoanalytic
psychotherapists, Jungian analysts, child and
adolescent psychotherapists or psychoanalysts
working in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

HOW TO SIGN UP
Please contact: Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate
and Public Courses Officer:
Tel: 020 8452 9823
E-mail: sandrap@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk
or visit: http://bit.ly/2tE0m7N
For syllabus and course content queries please
contact Wayne Full, Psychotherapy Today Course
Co-ordinator: E-mail:
psychotherapytoday@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

Neurodevelopmental disorders- what to look out for

By max Davie: PMHA convenor

This is a version of the talk I gave last week to the Primary care and pubic health conference at the NEC Birmingham. The main purpose of this post is to reinforce some of the messages in that talk to delegates, and help with signposting to other resources. It may also be of interest to other professionals curious about these conditions.

Professionals and parents are increasingly aware that children are being diagnosed with developmental disorders, but it’s not always clear what these are, or how to spot them. My aim is to help with this.

The term neurodevelopmental disorders is often confusingly defined. For me this is a group of inter-related patterns of abnormal neurodevelopment, which show themselves in characteristic patterns of behaviour, and lead to functional impairment in the child. Put another way, these are just patterns of dysfunction that more or less cluster around certain diagnostic terms.

This piece is not about the causative pathways that lead to these conditions, nor about the anatomical, physiological or genetic correlates, but about spotting and differentiating these patterns, in order to inform intervention.

I’ll try to cover ASD, ADHD, DCD, and a few other topics. Basically, when I run out of energy, I’ll stop.

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