Date: 30 October 2010
10am - 12.30pm
Chair: Pauline Martin
In her talk, Anna will discuss the assessment and selection of patients for brief therapy and the relationship between brief and long-term psychotherapy and the nature of internal representations of time. Can practitioners trained in long-term approaches be brief? What are the techniques that have been developed for the specialised work of brief psychotherapy? She will consider the ways in which brief therapy occurs in particular settings and how practitioners adapt it to these settings. Finally, she will consider the charge that brief therapy is chosen only as a financially economical option. She will illustrate her talk with a case study from her own experience of brief work in a Primary Care setting, where very diverse patient groups are treated with collaboration between GPs and psychotherapist. In this context, a very long-term treatment relationship often exists between patient and GP, with very short consultations, and a brief relationship exists between patient and therapist, with much longer consultations. What are the implications of this arrangement?
Anna Bravesmith is a Member of The SAP with a private practice in London. She has also worked for more than 12 years providing brief dynamic psychotherapy in NHS Primary Care. She is an experienced supervisor and has taught at LCP, AGIP, WPF, HBCF, The SAP and the Jungian Russian program. She has published papers on supervision, brief therapy, and Jungian analysis. She lectures widely in the UK and abroad.
Pauline Martin is a Jungian analyst working in private practice in Chichester. She has previously had many years working in primary care using a time-limited model of working.
Venue: The Society of Analytical Psychology
Cost: £25 / £15 for students including coffee
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