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A Guide to the 12 Step Fellowships for Psychotherapists

With speakers Anna Santamouris, Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch, Malcolm Peterson, Professor Gabriel Segal

Saturday 17 June 2017

Many people coming to psychotherapy also attend a 12-Step Fellowship such as Alcoholics Anonymous, as a means of addressing a pattern of addiction or to gain understanding of issues that have resulted from being raised in an addictive family. Therapists need to be aware of the processes involved in these meetings in order to support their client's recovery process. But how well do the 12 Steps and their 12 Traditions harmonise with the process of psychotherapy, and how are differences best navigated in order to allow parallel pathways in the client's personal development to flourish? This day will consider the practices and attributes of the Fellowships in relation to recovery from addiction, with the aim of demystifying specific practices and principles of 12-Step meetings - such as structure, boundaries, personal responsibility, self-disclosure and fellowship - and to ask why they have such a powerful therapeutic effect.


Malcolm Peterson
Malcolm Peterson is a group analytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He has background in working in specialist personality disorder services in the NHS providing mentalization-based treatment to adults with borderline and anti-social personality disorders. He has also worked in addiction treatment services in both the voluntary sector and NHS settings. He currently provides clinical supervision to a private addictions treatment rehab, a forensic hospital and is a tutor and supervisor on a number of psychotherapy training programmes... More >>

Anna Santamouris
Anna Santamouris has been in private practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist since 2006. In the early 1990ís, she began some training in counselling and specialist courses in adolescent delinquency and family work, spending 2 years working in a residential home for adolescents who were wards of the state. After travelling around Europe, she spent a year living and working in Greece after which she settled in London and resumed her teaching in inner London schools. Building on her experience in the social care sector she began working at a needle exchange project and a residential rehabilitation centre in Crystal Palace for addicts and alcoholics who had the HIV virus or Aids. She continued this trajectory at The 493 Project in Bethnal green, a drop in and needle exchange for the drug addicted and then onto the Westminster drug project. .. More >>

Professor Gabriel Segal
Gabriel Segal is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at King's College London. He was born in 1959 in Hampstead, London, to Polish immigrant parents. His mother was the psychoanalyst, Hanna Segal. He studied Philosophy at London, Oxford and M. I. T., where he received his PhD in 1987, studying with Noam Chomsky. An academic by trade, he was lecturer, reader, professor and Head of Department at King's College, London... More >>

Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch
Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who trained with the Arbours Association, with 25 years of clinical experience in the public and voluntary sectors and is now in private practice. Maya's interest in trauma and the issues arising from trans-generational trauma have their origins in her experience of being a second generation Holocaust survivor.. More >>


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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
20-28 Bolsover Street

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tea
17:00 End