Past Events

Conceptualising and Working with the Erotic and Sexual Attraction in Therapy – issues and professional considerations

On Saturday October 7 2017 at London’s NCVO, Dr Maria Luca explored conceptualisations of the erotic in therapy, and how therapists identify sexual attraction and how they react.

 

The Vital Parenting Tasks: Thinking about parenting and the experience of having been parented (That’s Everyone!)

On Saturday June 17 2017 at London’s NCVO, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists Laine Jäderberg MA and Mandy Sarankin MA  introduced a model for thinking about parental capacity and its use in clinical practice. Download the Programme.

 

UKAPI Conference 2017, 4 February
The Heart of Integrative Psychotherapy: putting theory into practice

For the first time in this millennium, key figures from all the British Integrative Psychotherapy Training Programmes joined UKAPI to offer a day exploring what is at the heart of integrative psychotherapy. The day focused on important developments in the field as well as the challenges integrative psychotherapists face.  Download the Programme.

 

Somatic Countertransference in Trauma Work

This workshop took place on the 2nd April 2016 and on 12th November 2016 at London’s NCVO. The topic Somatic Countertransference in Trauma Work was facilitated by Morit Heitzler.  Download the Programme.

 

The Psychodynamics of Online Relating: What therapists need to know

On October 17th at London’s NCVO, we were very pleased that Dr Aaron Balick offered a workshop with the title The Psychodynamics of Online Relating: what therapists need to know.  Download the Programme.

 

What is Relational Psychotherapy for us?

How do we navigate the Relational Unconscious?

On March 28th at London’s NCVO, we were very pleased that Professor Gillian Straker offered a workshop with the title What is Relational Psychotherapy for us? Download the Programme.

 

Using Yourself in Therapy

What does ‘we are the primary tool
of what we do’ actually mean?

On November 1st at London’s NCVO, we were very pleased that Professor Diana Shmukler offered a workshop with the title Using Yourself in Therapy. Download the Programme.

 

The Dance of Trauma

Working with Clients with Trauma & as Therapists
Managing Vicarious Trauma Using Body Focused
Approaches, Movement and Breath Work

April 12, 2014 at the National Council for Voluntary Organisation N1 9LR

Words cannot integrate the disorganized sensations and action patterns that come from the core imprint of trauma. Van der Kolk 2004

How can we respond to the core imprint of the trauma our clients are experiencing? How as therapists do we manage the potential for us to experience vicarious trauma? Helen-Jane Ridgeway agreed to facilitate a highly relevant workshop drawing on her extensive experience in this country and internationally. Download the Programme.

 

UKAPI Day Conference with Dr Jeremy Holmes

Attachment in the Therapy Room: My Style and Yours

November 16, 2013. We were pleased to have Dr Jeremy Holmes, one of the foremost writers on attachment theory today, doing the keynote address and leading the morning’s discussions. His seminal work includes Exploring in Security: Towards an Attachment-Informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Search for the Secure Base: Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy, John Bowlby and Attachment Theory. Download the Programme.

 

Chronic Traumatization and Dissociation of the Personality: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment

June 15th & 16th, 2012. We were delighted that Dr Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis came to the UK to run this seminal workshop for UKAPI. Download the Programme and Additional Information.

 

Seeing and Freeing the Patterns of
the Mind: Bringing Together Mindfulness with a Cognitive Approach

March 9th, 2013. This very topical one day workshop was facilitated by Dr Anna Sorensen. Anna is a medical doctor, an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor. She is also a trained mindfulness-based cognitive therapist. Download the Programme.

 

Integrating the Body into Your Therapy
and Supervision Practice

February 25th, 2012. Our old friend and colleague Julianne Appel-Opper made a welcome return from Germany to offer a day for us on what she described as ‘Relational Living Body Psychotherapy’. The group was relatively small to facilitate the experiential experience. Download the Programme.

 

Integrating Creativity into Your Therapy and
Supervision Practice and Beyond

October 15 2011. With Philippa McInerney and Chris Hadfield. This workshop gave us all an opportunity to explore ways to discover and engage with creativity and the creative process, in supervision, therapy and beyond. Download the Programme.

 

‘The Dance of Trauma: Realising the Body’s Wisdom’ Integrating Body Focused Psychotherapy Approaches when Working with Trauma.

Saturday February 26th. We were glad to welcome Helen-Jane Ridgeway who facilititated a day entitled: ‘The Dance of Trauma: Realising the Body’s Wisdom’: Integrating Body Focused Psychotherapy Approaches when Working with Trauma. Download the Programme.

 

UKAPI Conference 2010
Loss and Grief: Nurturing Resilience

Ukapi’s 2010 Conference (June 12th) was focused on the impact of grief and the crucial questions for psychotherapists. What are the protective processes that help survival in the face of traumatic adversity? As psychotherapists, how do we nurture our client’s capacities for resilience? Download the Programme.

 

Character Styles: The Issues of Attachment

This series of UKAPI workshops took place on 9-11th October 2009. The topics were Character and Complexity, Schizoid Character Style and Oral Dependent Character Style facilitated by Stephen M Johnson. Download the Programme.

 

Big R, little r

This UKAPI workshop took place on the 4th July 2009. The topic was Big R, little r. Where on earth are we in the relational psychoanalytic field? facilitated by Professor Gillian Straker. Download the Programme.

 

Critiquing Effectiveness

This UKAPI workshop took place on the 7th March 2009. The topic was Critiquing Effectiveness: a necessary aspect of self-reflexive practice facilitated by Katherine Murphy. Download the Programme.

 

Eros Personified

This workshop took place on the 1st November 2008. The topic was “Eros Personified: the ‘doing’ and ‘un-doing’ of the therapeutic relationship” facilitated by Steven Smith. Download the Programme.

 

Signing with a Scar

This workshop took place on the 17th April 2008. The topic was “Signing with a Scar: Understanding Self-harm” facilitated by Professor Gillian Straker. Download the Programme.

 

Body to Body Communication

This workshop took place on the 3rd November 2007. The topic was “Body to Body Communication: A Relational Gestalt Approach” facilitated by Julianne Appel-Opper. Download the Programme.

 

Divine Symmetry

This workshop took place on the 14th October 2007. The topic was “Divine Symmetry: the Transpersonal as Grace and Terror” facilitated by Steven Smith. Download the Programme.

 

Working with the Relational Unconscious

This workshop took place on the 10th February 2007. The topic was “Working with the Relational Unconscious in the Therapeutic Process” facilitated by Marsha Nodelman and Maria Gilbert. Download the Programme.

 

Interactive Relational Techniques

This workshop took place on the 9th March 2006. The topic was “Interactive Relational Techniques: Clinical Applications of Cutting-edge Theory and Research” facilitated by Karen Maroda. Download the Programme.

 

Understanding and Working with Suicide

This workshop took place on the 26th February 2005. The topic was “Understanding and Working with Suicide” facilitated by Patti Wallace. Download the Programme.

 

Working with Challenging Clients

This workshop took place on the 23rd October 2004. The topic was “Working with Challenging Clients” facilitated by Dr Neil Scott Gordon. Download the Programme.

 

2003 – How does the brain develop? Plasticity and Psychotherapy with Richard Evans

2003 – Current Contributions of Neurobiology to Psychotherapy Practice with Margot Sunderland

2002 – Working with the Erotic Transference and Countertransference with David Mann

2002 – The Paradoxical Nature of Dissociation: The Escape Where There is No Escape

2002 – Being in Two Minds: Trauma and Attachment with Gillian Straker

2000 – Spirituality and Psychotherapy with Gillian Straker