Note: Due to the uncertainties caused by Covid-19, we will be offering this highly regarded course online at least for 2020. The course may move back to classroom teaching in 2021 if and when it is possible to do so safely.
The course is, as always, open to national and international candidates.
For those of you normally limited by location constraints, we encourage you to avail of this extraordinary opportunity to join the SAP Transitions Course.
Applications closed for 2020-21. Applications for 2021-22 will open early 2021.
A modular CPD clinical training course for working with 18 to 25 year olds
Suitable for counsellors, psychologists and analysts
With limited therapeutic services available to this transitional age group in the UK, there is increasing pressure and demand on therapists in private practice and charities to treat patients within this group. This course has been developed to further the therapist’s skill and support when working with this challenging developmental stage.
This course supports a learning and experiential space for the therapist to discover what it will mean to allow the patient’s core anxieties—conscious and unconscious—to emerge in the service of development. This course gives close attention to transference and counter-transference manifestations and to the central significance of observation. A vital training objective is to support therapists in approaching the intricate defences and concerns of this age group. Working with adolescents in transition to adulthood can all too easily be marked with disconnectedness from the fears of madness, attachment, separation, dependency, somatisation, sexuality, and identity.
The training and facilitation ethos of this course focuses on the therapeutic implications of this age group being disconnected. The course will foster therapeutic approaches that connect adolescent patients with what it means to become their adult selves.
The course is suitable for registered professionals in the talking therapies.
General course information
Duration: Each module is 3 monthly Saturdays, 15 hours CPD
Convenor: Dr Francesco Bisagni
Fees: £1350/- for the whole course
Participants can choose to pay in termly instalments or attend only 1 or 2 modules. In that case, fees for the course will be £495/- module
Module 1 – Assessment and Clinical Implications for this age group
|10 October 2020||Francesco Bisagni||
Adolescence and its Interminability
|14 November 2020||Guest Speaker: Marica Rytovaara||
Risk assessment and risk management
|5 December 2020||Guest Speaker: Anne Alvarez||
Early trauma and post-adolescence
Module 2 – Pathology: Sexuality, Eating habits and Cyberspace
|16 January 2021||
Guest Speaker: Marina Bonfatto
|Sexuality and Identity|
|13 February 2021||
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Anscombe
|No entry defences and eating disorders|
|20 March 2021||
Guest Speaker: Andrea Marzi
|Remote analysis: Challenges and problems in the wake of a problematic time|
Module 3 – Specialised Clinical Approaches
|10 April 2021||Guest Speaker: Eduardo Pitchon||
Being between in pretend and in reality
|29 May 2021||Guest Speaker: Martin Schmidt||
The paternal function: its role in the transition from adolescence to adult life
|12 June 2021||Francesco Bisagni||
Adaptation and subjectivity: Individuation in transition
For further information and to be put on the waitlist for 2021-22, please contact the Education Manager.