The 2021 seminar series will all be on zoom:
The Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative offers training for health care professionals who wish to improve psychological approaches to their work. Psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, GP's, psychotherapists, counsellors, project workers, HCA's, music therapists, drama therapists and art therapists have attended our events.
We work as a cooperative to make sessions affordable and our seminars are once a month on Saturday mornings over eight months of the year. A certificate is awarded to students who attend eight sessions. Graduates have access to a supervision/support group and can attend subsequent seminars at a reduced rate.
Our next Seminar :
January 30th 09:00 - 13:00
Helping Front Line Staff through the work of DW Winnicott
Seminar leader: Mike Tait
In this seminar Mike Tait will Present 'Helping front line Staff through the work of DW Winnicott'.
'I have found Winnicott's ideas helpful in a variety of settings - in helping me to think about a way of interacting when it's difficult to think or know what to do. He remains a revolutionary thinker questioning the assumptions behind both historical and contemporary psychiatric and judicial responses. His exploration of the connection between aggression, and creativity, destructiveness and hope and the corrosive nature of deprivation on development remain radical and relevant fifty years after his death. This seminar will be interactive and involve some roleplay.'
Mike Tait is a Group Analyst and Drama Therapist who has spent a life time helping disadvantaged and troubled young people in therapeutic communities and hospital environments. In this seminar he will draw on some of this experience and the way in which he has been influenced by the work of DW Winnicott.
Convener: Marcus Price