Workshops, conferences, training days - 2014

  • Workshop: Wuthering Heights - An exploration of the impact on the therapist when Cathy, or Heathcliff, or both enter our consulting rooms

    Saturday 17th May 2014, 11.30 am - 2.30 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    An exploration of the impact on the therapist when Cathy, or Heathcliff, or both enter our consulting rooms.

    In this workshop we will be looking at Emily Bronte's disturbing book Wuthering Heights from a psychodynamic perspective. We will focus particularly on the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff. Whilst there are many themes to this text, we will be looking mainly at the concept of anima and animus and think about how this relates to our work with our clients.

    Those wishing to attend should read or re-read the book beforehand.

    Presenter: Sue Scase, MA, BACP

    Sue Scase BACP Accredited Counsellor, MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies from the University of Essex. Sue works independently and as part of The Bury Practice. She has worked in primary care and the voluntary sector and has many years of experience.

    The workshop is intended for people with a background in psychotherapy, counselling, health and social care. Cost £50.00 per person, including a light lunch and refreshments. Coffee will be available from 10.30 when clips from the film Wuthering Heights will be shown.
    There is some car parking at The Active Business Centre and extensive public parking nearby.
    Cheques should be made payable to The Bury Practice and sent to:
    Susannah Burn
    Treasurer
    Bramley Cottage
    4 Coates Drove
    Isleham
    Cambs.
    CB7 5SJ
    Please enclose an SAE if you want us to post you a confirmation of booking and receipt; or give your email address for confirmation by email.
  • Clinical Reading Group

    Commencing September 2014 or earlier

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    Organiser: Sue Scase, MA, BACP

    We would be interested in starting a clinical reading group, open to anyone with a background in psychotherapy, counselling, health or social care, to be held monthly at the Practice rooms in Bury St Edmunds.

    The aim of the group is to offer a place for learning and developing our understanding and knowledge through reading and discussion. Participants will have an opportunity to present a paper of their choice.

    Details and how to join the group (pdf)...

    Or to discuss this further or to join the group email me: sue.scase@theburypractice.co.uk

Previous Events

  • Spring Conference 2005: Spirituality In the Consulting Room

    Saturday 5th March 2005, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm

    The Conference Centre, The Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS (map)

    Speaker: Margaret Clark, SAP

    Paper: 'I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.' (Jesus in John 10.10)

    The paper considers that the patient comes to therapy looking for a more 'abundant' life. The relevance of spiritual experience and of a religious language to the therapeutic process is explored. The work of the therapist and of Jesus (in this particular quotation) are compared. The idea of the incarnation of God in patient, therapist and in the relationship between them is linked to a Jungian view of the psyche.

    Speaker: Dorothy Hamilton, AGIP

    Paper: Spirituality and the Aesthetic Dimension in Psychoanalysis

    'In this paper I explore the human capacity to appreciate and respond to beauty as one possible link between spirituality and psychotherapy. Starting with Donald Meltzer's understanding of early emotional experience as aesthetically based, I consider also Kenneth Wright's ideas about the role of sight and seeing in the dawn of consciousness and self-consciousness. In asking how these psychological concepts may be related to spiritual experience, I turn to the work of the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, who has studied the aesthetic in religious experience. Clinical material from the consulting room will be used to illustrate these ideas.'

  • Study Day: The Holy Grail - A Symbolic Journey in the life of client and therapist.

    Saturday 7th May 2005, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Friends Meeting House. St Johns Street. Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ (map)

    It is expected that people attending this workshop will have read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.

    Trainers: Trevor Jameson and Amanda Fox

  • Study Day: Working With Borderline States

    Saturday 24th September 2005, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Friends Meeting House. St Johns Street. Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ (map)

    This workshop will give us a chance to explore major contributions to theory in this area as well as issues around transference/countertransference and projective identification. Please bring some examples from your practice that can be shared for group discussion.

    Trainers: Trevor Jameson and Amanda Fox

  • Study Day: Working With Couples

    Saturday 18th March 2006, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Friends Meeting House. St Johns Street. Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ (map)

    This workshop will give us a chance to explore and develop the tools for working in a psychodynamic framework with couples.

    Trainers: Trevor Jameson and Amanda Fox

  • Study Day: Henry James: The Turn of the Screw

    Saturday 11th November 2006, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Friends Meeting House. St Johns Street. Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ (map)

    This short story will provide us with a common thread throughout the day as we explore its relevance in thinking psychodynamically about the work we do with our clients. We will be looking at Shadow, Projection and Madness, among other themes arising from this text.

    Those wishing to attend the Study Day will need to read the story before the day.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Study Day: Narcissism: Normality and Pathology

    Saturday 31st March 2007, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    St Andrew's Castle, St Andrew's Street South. Bury St Edmunds. IP33 3PH (map)

    We will begin by looking at the myth of Narcissus. We will move on to Psychodynamic theory from Freud’s paper, ‘On Narcissism’ to more recent contributions. We will explore the theoretical approaches to the concept of Narcissism in both normal development and pathology as observed in the consulting room.

    Trainers: Trevor Jameson and Amanda Fox

  • Conference: 'Lonesome Cowboy' - The Fragile Heart of the Hero: An exploration of masculinity

    Saturday 16th June 2007, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH (map)

    The aim of the workshop is to explore the meaning of masculinity and its impact on clinical work. A short resumé of psychoanalytic thinking will be provided to introduce concepts that will be used throughout the day. Extracts from the Western film "Red River", together with a commentary, will provide an opportunity for participants to share their own thoughts and experiences.

    Speaker: Colin Murphy

  • Study Day: Attachment in the Consulting Room

    Saturday 10th November 2007, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH (map)

    Trainers: Susannah Burn and Colin Murphy

  • Study Day: The Tortoise and the Hare: In the race to health, antidepressants or therapy? Why do patients get better?

    Saturday 11th October 2008, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    In the light of recently published accounts of the effects of antidepressants in comparison to the use of placebo, this study day is an opportunity for us to examine what we might be doing, in the patient's best interests, when it comes to ideas about curing and healing.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Annual Conference: Delusion and Gender

    Saturday 22nd November 2008, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm

    St Andrew's Castle, St Andrew's Street South. Bury St Edmunds. IP33 3PH
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    Speakers: Juliet Mitchell and Estela Welldon

    First session: Juliet Mitchell
    Paper: "Imaginary Siblings and their gender."

    'Only' children have sisters and brothers in mind. Why, and what are these? Can thinking about them also raise interesting questions about how to construct gender? Does imagining siblings, whether or not they are actual, form part of delusional processes which, if so, have hitherto been ignored?

    Second session: Estela Welldon
    Paper: "Mother Madonna Whore revisited after 20 years"

    Mother's expectations about the future of their unborn babies may be responsible for future psychological/emotional characteristics in those children. Special reference will be given to mother's gender expectations in their own perceived unfulfilled gender and their desires and at time delusional behaviour towards their babies after birth. Clinical illustrations will be provided.

  • Study Day: Disappointment

    Saturday 7th March 2009, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    Disappointment is a major theme in the work that we undertake as therapists and counsellors and is rarely acknowledged at any level of discussion with colleagues. This study day will give us the much needed opportunity to address this in relation to many aspects of talking therapy and the expectations which are held by both therapists and clients.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Study Day: Paranoia

    November 2009

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Study Day: Working With Older People

    Saturday 27th March 2010, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    This study day will give us the opportunity to think about the particular needs of people presenting in the consulting room who are grappling with issues associated with coming to the end of their life.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Study Day: The Use of Interpretation

    Saturday 14th May 2011, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    What do we mean by an interpretation in our work with clients? When is it appropriate to make an interpretation and when should we hold back? These questions will form the foundations of what we will be engaging with on this Study Day.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

  • Study Day: 100 Years of Psychotherapy - where are we now?

    Saturday 21st April 2012, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

    The Active Business Centre, St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
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    This study day will give us the opportunity to think about the foundations of the practice of psychotherapy; its origins in the ideas and practice of Freud and Jung. We will go on to look at the way we practice today and explore the value of psychodynamic therapy in today's world and the people we treat.

    Trainers: Amanda Fox and Trevor Jameson

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